Corporate & Social Responsibility Report

Powering economic prosperity and a better quality of life.

Corporate social responsibility has always been an integral part of Peabody’s operating model. Our 2017 Corporate and Social Responsibility Report builds upon this commitment and is anchored around our core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability. 

For 135 years, Peabody has been powering progress with energy to sustain life and grow economies. As the leading global pure-play coal company and member of the Fortune 500, we are proud to deliver one of the world’s most abundant, affordable and reliable sources of energy. Peabody’s coal fuels electricity generation for expanding economies and is an essential ingredient in steelmaking, crucial for today’s rapid urbanization.

We commit to safety and health as a way of life.

Safety is essential to everything we do at Peabody. Each day, our vision is to operate safe and healthy workplaces that are incident free. As our first value and a leading measure of operational excellence, we approach safety with both vigilance and humility, and we commit to continuously improving our safety and health efforts.

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We provide customers with quality products and excellent service.

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company, with significant scale, high-quality assets and the best team in the business. We have diversity in customers, geography and products, providing thermal coal, one of the world's most affordable, reliable and sustainable sources of modern energy, and metallurgical coal, a key ingredient in steel production. Download the PDF

We have the courage to lead, and do so through inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution.

Energy is essential. It is part of our global economy and an engine of human and envirnomental progress. Our world needs more modern energy delivered safely, reliably, affordably and cleanly.

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We offer an inclusive work environment and engage, recognize and develop employees.

We are a coal company and proud of it. The Peabody team of 7,200 talented individuals works 24/7 across the U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia to provide energy and infrastructure for people around the globe. We lead through our values, and we value the talented men and women who are essential to our success.

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We are accountable for our own success. We operate cost-competitive mines by applying continuous improvement and technology-driven solutions.

The Peabody Way is our philosophy and practice centered on improving how we operate, with a goal of driving best practice and standardization across the business. We rely on an outstanding workforce to demonstrate excellence in what we do and how we do it. With a keen eye on continuous improvement, we sharpen our competitiveness by leading with safety, increasing productivity, driving innovation, improving costs and measuring performance. Download the PDF

We act in an honest and ethical manner.

Our commitment to operating with integrity is a foundational tenet of Peabody’s core values, to do what’s right, every time, all the time.

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We take responsibility for the environment, benefit our communities and restore the land for generations that follow.

Peabody's sustainability approach begins with respect and responsibility for the land and the communities where we operate. Stewardship of the environment - from successful land reclamation to energy efficiency, to recycling and water use management - is designed to ensure that coal mining and land end use benefit society. Download the PDF

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company and a member of the Fortune 500, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.