Employee Responsibility

Peabody Energy is building a world-class workforce. We emphasize safety as a way of life, encourage inclusion, innovation and continuous improvement, and seek to be the employer of choice in the energy industry.

Coal miners next to large vehicleAdvancing a Culture of Safety
Safety is a way of life at Peabody, a core value that forms behavior at work and away. Year after year, the U.S. Department of Interior recognizes our mines as some of the industry’s safest. Peabody’s 2013 Americas incidence rate represents a greater than 70 percent improvement over the industry average based on U.S. MSHA statistics. Our global incidence rate is more than 45 percent better than the U.S. average, and our operations in Australia continue to mark historic safety improvements.

Peabody’s culture of safety starts at the top. All employees are accountable for safety. This message is carried to the field by safety teams at every operating level – groups that strengthen communications, reinforce safe behavior, assess compliance and drive continuous improvement. Our mine rescue and emergency response teams are recognized as some of the best in the world, and the company’s safety performance continues to win honors.

We will not rest until we achieve zero incidents of any kind at every operation around the world.

Building a World-Class Workforce
Peabody’s diversity of thought and depth of experience are enduring strengths. We are building a world-class workforce by rewarding excellence, reinforcing lifelong learning and offering growth and advancement opportunities. Peabody provides tuition reimbursement and access to state-of-the-art training. Our inclusion and diversity advisory board guides initiatives to recruit, retain and develop minority and female employees, while we continue to increase spending with minority- and women-owned enterprises.

Comprehensive health and wellness benefits and competitive compensation also make Peabody a great place to work. No wonder the average Peabody employee has nine years of tenure. Peabody offers more than great jobs; we provide great careers.

Learn more in our Corporate and Social Responsibility Report.

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