2017 Highlights

2017 At a Glance


  • Attained a 1.38 global total recordable injury frequency rate per 200,000 hours worked, with zero fatalities. Over the past five years, the company’s incidence rate has improved 26 percent.

  • Achieved a record 1.19 total recordable injury frequency rate for the Australia platform, improving 17 percent from 2016.

  • Celebrated a first-place win at the Australian National Mines Rescue Competition, which earned the Wambo Underground Mine Rescue Team the honor of representing Australia at the 2018 International Mines Rescue Competition.

  • Earned a Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovation Award from the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in conjunction with the U.S. National Mining Association, for a redesign of seat belt systems in haul trucks.

Customer Focus

  • Served customers, primarily electricity generators, industrial facilities and steel manufacturers, in more than 25 countries on six continents.

  • Sold and shipped 191.5 million tons of metallurgical and thermal coal from leading positions in the U.S. and Australia.


  • Continued as a leader in encouraging greater development and deployment of advanced coal technologies through our Common Ground approach to the world’s growing energy needs and desire to lower emissions.

  • Rewarded innovation in clean coal technologies through our fourth annual Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards.

  • Progressed our Investment Principles for Best-in-Class Coal Companies.

  • For the second consecutive year, awarded the Best Environmental, Social and Governance – Responsible Mining Company – Global, from Capital Finance International.

  • Honored as 2017 Coal Mining Company of the Year by Corporate LiveWire for responsible coal mining and use and our role as a pioneer in sustainability.


  • Enhanced our Employee Value Proposition and strategies to attract, engage and retain talent across our operations.

  • Committed to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace through our President and CEO Glenn Kellow signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion® pledge.

  • Welcomed the growing role of women in the coal industry and commended team members who were honored externally.

  • Increased spend with minority suppliers by 10 percent over the prior year.


  • Formalized our philosophy and practice of continuous improvement through the Peabody Way.

  • Recognized team member inventions through the Peabody Safety and Health Innovation Awards.


  • Governed by a board of directors who offer experience across multiple global tier-one industries, with eight of the nine being independent.

  • Contributed more than $0.9 billion in taxes, royalties, levies and fees to federal, state and local governments, including the voluntary disclosure of payments consistent with the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative in the U.S. and Australia.

  • Provided political and lobbying disclosures at the federal and state levels.


  • Restored 5,145 acres of mined lands – 1.4 acres for each disturbed – into wildlife habitat, rangeland, hardwood forests, prime farmland, pastoral land and wetlands.

  • Continued environmental reporting for six indicators – five on water and one on waste – in reference to the Global Reporting Initiative framework.

  • Recycled and reused 33,548 megaliters of water, representing 59 percent of total water withdrawn.

  • Recycled and reused, including energy recovery, about 72 percent of total waste.

  • Generated $10.6 billion in direct and indirect economic benefits globally.

  • Contributed more than $1.4 million in philanthropic funding and scholarships.

  • Included company’s Environmental Policy and Position on Energy and Climate Change.

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.