Learning and Development

Employees value a company that affords them opportunities to grow, develop and advance.
Peabody offers a variety of training, mentoring and development programs to aid employees in their career growth.

  • During the past five years, 86 percent of open positions at Peabody were filled by internal candidates, split between promotions and lateral career development opportunities.

  • Manager and Supervisor Development Programs have been offered at Peabody since 2012, taking 600-plus employees through graduation, with 73 percent still actively employed. The programs are sponsored and co-facilitated by company leaders and are designed to build leadership skills and reinforce our core values for our base of future leaders.

Inclusion and Diversity

An inclusive and diverse work environment continues to be a focus for Peabody, and the company strives to maintain a global workforce that is representative of many backgrounds. Recruiting women to roles in mining, an industry that has predominantly and historically employed men, is a focus for Peabody across its mining sites and administrative offices.

  • Overall, women hold 15 percent of Vice President and above roles for the company.

  • Peabody’s Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Board (IDAB) is led by two female executives, Amy Schwetz, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Verona Dorch, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary.

  • The New South Wales Women in Mining Awards annually recognize outstanding females in the coal industry. Hana Newbury, Diesel Mechanic-Wilpinjong Mine, was named Outstanding Tradeswomen. Stephanie Gelland, Human Resources Manager-Metropolitan Mine, was named runner-up in the Gender Diversity category.

Native American and Indigenous Employment and Engagement

Peabody has a deep respect for cultural heritage and collaborates with local indigenous communities at our operations.

  • Native Americans comprised 94 percent of the workforce and held more than 75 percent of mine management, administration and supervisory jobs during 2017 at Kayenta Mine, Ariz., which operates on Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe lands.

  • Kayenta Mine continues to support Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe youth through scholarships, which totaled nearly $240,000 in 2017.

  • Peabody is located in the Bowen Basin region of Queensland, where two Traditional Owner groups, the Barada Barna and the Wiri, have worked closely alongside Peabody for over a decade, ensuring their cultural values are upheld.

  • In 2017, Peabody signed two Native Title agreements with the Traditional Owners relating to Burton Mine, which provide benefits to the groups including Trainee, Operator and Apprentice positions, as well as access to business opportunities with Peabody at our other Bowen Basin operations.


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.