2016 Results

2016 Results


During 2016, Peabody: 

  • Achieved the safest year in company history with a 1.22 total global reportable injury frequency rate per 200,000 hours worked, a 2 percent improvement versus 2015, a year that also set a company record. Since 2012, our incidence rate has improved 35 percent. 

  • Became the first company in the industry to achieve independent certification under the U.S. National Mining Association’s CORESafety® system.

  • Created $9.7 billion in direct and indirect economic benefits globally.

  • Restored 6,450 acres of mined lands into rangeland, wildlife habitat, hardwood forests, prime farmland and wetlands, reclaiming approximately 80 percent more land than was disturbed. The company also planted 752,635 trees, 70 percent more than the prior year.

  • Recycled and reused 37,800,801 kilograms of material including batteries, steel, used oil filters, used oil, lighting products, computers and electronics, antifreeze, small vehicle tires and paper waste. In addition, 2,159,084 kilograms of material was beneficially used for energy recovery. 

  • Recycled and reused 30,816 megaliters of water, approximately 72 percent of total water withdrawn.

  • Continued reductions in total greenhouse gas emissions across global operations, with greenhouse gas intensity declining from 9.9 to 9.8 CO2e per unit from 2015 to 2016 and improving 21 percent over the past five years.

  • Contributed more than $1.2 million in philanthropic funding and scholarships, directed primarily in and near the areas in which the company operates.

  • Received the 2016 Best ESG – Responsible Mining Company – Global Award from Capital Finance International, which recognizes excellence in environmental, social and governance standards and performance.

Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company. The company is also a leading voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. Peabody serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on five continents.