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Environmental Policy

We are the world’s leading pure-play coal company, producing thermal and metallurgical coal. Throughout the life cycle of our operations we take responsibility for the environment, benefit our communities and restore the land for generations that follow.
Globally, Peabody supports the current technology to deploy high-efficiency, low-emissions (HELE) power stations and investment in next-generation carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies over time to transition to the ultimate goal of near-zero emissions from coal-fueled power.
The following governing principles apply to our employees, contractors, visitors and vendors at our sites and support Peabody’s alignment with Sustainable Development practices:

  • Management has the overall accountability for environmental management and for regular review of environmental performance;

  • Progressively rehabilitate/reclaim, monitor and maintain areas disturbed by mining to ensure the post-mine land use, landform and environmental outcomes are achieved;

  • Identify, monitor and manage risks and opportunities during all mining life cycle phases and continuously improve environmental stewardship;

  • Appropriate environmental objectives are developed, and applicable performance indicators are publicly reported;  

  • Any employee has the authority to stop and challenge activities that could result in unauthorized environmental impact;

  • Comply with applicable environmental standards, rules and procedures, relevant jurisdictional laws and regulations;

  • Engage with interested and affected stakeholders;

  • Efficient use and responsible procurement of resources is undertaken;

  • Conservation of energy and reduction in greenhouse gas intensity at our operations through energy efficiency and other leading practices.


Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products for the production of affordable, reliable energy and steel. Our commitment to sustainability underpins everything we do and shapes our strategy for the future.