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Awards & Recognition

Peabody is widely recognized for corporate and social responsibility.  In the past five years, the company has earned more than 80 awards for corporate and financial leadership, safety and environmental honors.

Corporate

Region Award Description
Global Employer of the Year – Energy & Natural Resources  Peabody was named "Employer of the Year – Energy & Natural Resources" for 2019 by United Kingdom-based Corporate LiveWire. Award winners are recognized for use of technology, sustainable development and ethical practice.
Global Most Powerful Women in Corporate America Peabody's Verona Dorch was named among the Most Powerful Women in Corporate Americalist by Black Enterprise magazine.

Global

General Counsel Powerlist 

Peabody's Verona Dorch was named to The Legal 500's General Counsel Powerlist.

Global Financial Times' Global GC 20 List Peabody's Verona Dorch was named to Financial Times' Global GC 20 list, which features 20 leading general counsels at corporations worldwide.
Global St. Louis Business Journal C-Suite Award Peabody's Amy Schwetz was named as an honoree for the St. Louis Business Journal's inaugrual C-Suite Awards.
St. Louis

2019 Corporate Counsel Awards

Peabody's Chris Wittenauer was named among the winners of the St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 Corporate Counsel Awards, which recognize the top legal talent at St. Louis-area companies.
New South Wales Mining Operation of the Year Peabody's Wambo Mine received the Mining Operation of the Year award during the 2019 NSW Minerals Council Mining Industry and Supplier Awards.
New South Wales Excellence in Diversity Programs Peabody's Wambo Mine received the Excellence in Diversity Programs award during the 2019 NSW Minerals Council Mining Industry and Supplier Awards.
New South Wales Young Achiever Peabody's Nick Sainty of Wambo Mine received the Young Achiever award during the 2019 NSW Minerals Council Mining Industry and Supplier Awards.

Safety

Region Award Description

U.S.

Sentinels of Safety Award  

Peabody's Rawhide Coal Processing Facility was honored with a Sentinels of Safety Award from the National Mining Association for recording the most hours without a lost-time incident in the small coal processing category.

 

Environmental

Region Award Description
U.S. Excellence in Surface Coal Mining National Award Peabody's Kayenta Mine received a National Award from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for reclamation work completed at the mine.
U.S. Excellence in Surface Coal Mining National Award Peabody's former Vermilion Grove Mine received a National Award from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for reclamation work completed at the site.
U.S Reclamationist of the Year Award Peabody's Derek Launius of Cottage Grove Mine was named "Reclamationist of the Year" by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation for his outstanding accomplishments in the evaluation and application of technology used in land restoration.
Indiana Vance "Pat" Wiram Award for Innovation in Reclamation and Mining Technology Peabody's Monty Parke was recognized for his reclamation efforts at Peabody's Indiana mines by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Reclamation.

Corporate

Region Award Description
Global Best ESG-Responsible Mining Company Global 2018 Award Peabody was named most responsible global mining company for 2018 by Capital Finance International for the company’s excellence in environmental, social and governance standards and performance.

Global

Employer of the Year – Energy & Natural Resources 

Peabody was named "Employer of the Year – Energy & Natural Resources" for 2018 by United Kingdom-based Corporate LiveWire. Award winners are recognized for use of technology, sustainable development and ethical practice.

Global Community Partnership Award Peabody received a Community Partnership Communitas Award for excellence in community service.
Global BEST Award Peabody's Human Resources team and their business partners received a BEST Award from the Association for Talent Development. The honor recognizes organizations that use talent development as a strategic business tool to get results and achieve enterprise-wide success.
Australia Workplace Relations Award Peabody's Australia Human Resources team won the Workplace Relations Award from the Australian HR Institute for the Moorvale Mine Direct Engagement Model.
Australia Outstanding Tradeswoman/Operator/Technician Peabody's Hana Newbury, of Wilpinjong Mine, was honored with the New South Wales Women In Mining Award in the Outstanding Tradeswoman/Operator/Technician category. Peabody's Stephanie Gelland, of Metropolitan Mine, was named runner-up in the Gender Diversity category.
St. Louis Top Three CFOs of the Year – Mining & Metals Sector Peabody's Amy Schwetz was named one of the top three chief financial officers in the metals and mining sector by Institutional Investor Magazine. Ms. Schwetz earned a No. 2 ranking for best CFOs among mid-cap companies in the sector and a No. 3 ranking overall for CFOs in the sector, as voted on by buy-side investment firms.

Safety

Region Award Description

Global

Leadership in Ethical and Environmental Responsibility Award Peabody received a Leadership in Ethical and Environmental Responsibility Communitas Award for excellence in corporate social responsibility. 
U.S. Sentinels of Safety Award Peabody's Kayenta Mine was honored with a Sentinels of Safety Award from the National Mining Association for recording the most hours without a lost-time incident in the coal-processing facility category.

Environmental

Region Award Description
Global Sustainability Award Peabody received a Sustainability Communitas Award for excellence in corporate social responsibility.
U.S. 2018 National Reclamation Award Peabody's Wild Boar Mine received the 2018 National Reclamation Award from the Interstate Mining Compact Commission for reclamation work on the Barren Fork Pit.

U.S.

Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Good Neighbor Award

Peabody's Bear Run Mine received the Good Neighbor Award from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for successfully working with the surrounding landowners and the community while completing mining and reclamation.

U.S. Excellence in Surface Coal Mining National Award Peabody's Wild Boar Mine received a National Award from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for reclamation work completed at the mine.
U.S. Excellence in Surface Coal Mining National Award Peabody received a National Award from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for reclamation work completed at the former Big Sky Mine.

Corporate

Region Award Description

Global

Best ESG-Responsible Mining Company Global 2017 Award

Peabody was named most responsible global mining company for 2017 by Capital Finance International for the company’s excellence in environmental, social and governance standards and performance.

Global Coal Mining Company of the Year Peabody was named coal mining company of the year for 2017 by United Kingdom-based Corporate LiveWire, recognizing the company’s excellence in safety performance, environmental stewardship and leadership in advancing technology solutions.
Global Colonial Award for Excellence Peabody was honored with the Colonial Award for Excellence by the 2017 American Society of Professional Communicators (ASPC) Annual and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Awards. Peabody was recognized in the Corporate Social Responsibility Report Best Letter to Stakeholders category for companies with revenue greater than $2.5 billion. 
Global

Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America 

Peabody's Verona Dorch was named among the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America list by Black Enterprise magazine.
Global Most Powerful Women in Business Peabody's Verona Dorch was named among the Most Powerful Women in Business 2017 list by Black Enterprise magazine.
Global

Information Technology Leader of the Year

Peabody's Lina Young was named Information Technology Leader of the Year at the Gateway to Innovation Awards.

Safety

Region Award Description

U.S.

NMA Safety Award

The National Institue for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) recognized Peabody for its Three-Point Seatbelt Restraint System, which better restrains drivers in their truck seats.

Environmental

Region Award Description

Indiana

Excellence in Mining and Reclamation Award

Peabody's Wild Boar Mine was honored for outstanding environmental performance for its efforts in restoring the Barren Fork Pit by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Reclamation.

Indiana

Vance "Pat" Wiram Award for Innovation in Reclamation and Mining Technology

Peabody's Rich Williams was recognized for his stream and wetland restoration efforts at the Wild Boar Mine by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Reclamation.

Corporate

Region Award Description

Global

Best ESG-Responsible Mining Company Global 2016 Award

Peabody was named most responsible global mining company for 2016 by Capital Finance International for the company’s excellence in environmental, social and governance standards and performance.

U.S.

Most Influential Women in Corporate America

Peabody's Verona Dorch named among the Most Influential Women in Corporate America by Savoy magazine.

Safety

Region Award Description

Australia

First Place in First Aid

The Wambo Underground Mines Rescue Team was presented with simulated emergency response situations for applying first aid, involving multiple individuals and injuries. The event was hosted by Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue.

New Mexico

Safe Operator of the Year

The El Segundo Mine earned the Safe Operator of the Year award from the New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety and New Mexico Mining Association. El Segundo has operated more than one year without any reportable mine or contractor injury and achieved the state's best surface mine safety record in the 2015-2016 period running from July through June. The operations tracked more than 650,000 employee hours.

New Mexico

Rescue Response Award

Roy Jones was honored as first-on-the-scene to render aid at a non-mining accident that occurred in Albuquerque in April involving a vehicle rollover. Jones, a relief supervisor and a member of El Segundo's Mine Rescue Team, evaluated injuries for the two individuals involved and stabilized a spinal injury until paramedics arrived.

Illinois Safest Surface Mine Award Peabody's Gateway North Mine received the Safest Surface Mine Award from the Illinois Department of Natural Resouces.
Illinois Safest Surface Facility Award Peabody's Gateway North Preparation Plant received the Safest Surface Facility Award from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Illinois Safest Underground Mine Award Peabody's Cottage Grove Mine received the Safest Underground Mine Award from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Environmental

Region Award Description

Indiana

Excellence in Mining and Reclamation Award

Peabody's former Viking Mine-Knox Pit was honored by the Indiana Society of Mining Reclamation for the company's efforts to reclaim prime farmland and wildlife habitat, improve stream water quality and enhance riparian and aquatic habitat.  The work at Viking included reclaiming pre-SMCRA refuse areas that were left in the mine by a previous owner, which improved stream water quality.

Colorado Phase III Bond Release The Colorado Mining Association, Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining & Safety and Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board recognized Peabody's Sage Creek Mine for achieving Phase III bond release by completing reclamation of more than 1,000 acres. Top honors were also bestowed on Peabody’s reclaimed Seneca II mine for total reclamation of all lands mined since operations commenced in 1968, culminating in achievement of full Phase III bond release. Seneca II and Yoast Mine also gained recognition for innovative practices for the development and use of a Geographic Information System to assist in tracking bond release.

Corporate

Region Award Description

Corporate

Exceptional Woman in Queensland Resources Award

In recognition of Janette Hewson, Director Service – Supply Chain, during the QRC/WIMARQ Resources Awards for Women which honor the contribution and achievements of women in the minerals and energy sectors.

Global

Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence Award

Peabody Energy was honored with the Energy and Environmental Foundation Global Excellence Award at the Fifth World PetroCoal Congress for advancing clean coal technology solutions under the leadership of Peabody Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce.

Colorado

Best of Best

Twentymile Mine received the Best of Best honors for a coal producer from the Colorado Mining Association for advanced recycling wildlife protection and energy conservation activities.

Safety

Region Award Description

Indiana

Lowest Reportable Injury Rate for a Large Surface Mine

Bear Run Mine accepted this award from the Indiana Holmes Safety Association.

Colorado

Best in State for Mine Rescue and Best in State for Mine Rescue and First Aid

Twentymile Mine achieved two awards from the Colorado Mine Rescue Association.

Illinois

Best in State and Best in Company for Mine Rescue

Wildcat Hills Mine achieved two awards and was honored at the Illinois Mine Rescue Competition.

Illinois

First Place in the Bench Contest

Craig Hawkins from Gateway Mine received recognition at the Illinois Mine Safety and Rescue Skills Competition.

New Mexico

Life Savers

Jeff Cook, James Francis, Allen Jaramillo, Teddy Gonzales, Rex Good, Salomon Molina and Charles Ortega from El Segundo Mine were recognized by the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association.

Wyoming

First Place

North Antelope Rochelle Mine participated in the International Mine Rescue Competition at the 29th Elko Safety Olympiad.

Australia

Third Place

The North Goonyella Mine Rescue team competed in the Queensland Mines Rescue Service Memorial Cup.

Australia

Winner Australian National Mines Rescue Competition

Warren Kirk, Kurt Bereza, Jarrod Brown, Brendon Goodwin, Mitchell Lydon, David Malone, Michael Millgate, Matt Baily and Michael Murphy, the Wambo Underground team, continued its annual success in the Hunter Valley Underground Mines Rescue Competition.

Environmental

Region Award Description

Colorado

Environmental Stewardship and Safety Honors

Twentymile Mine received honors for advanced recycling, wildlife protection and energy conservation activities from Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety and the Colorado Mining Association.

Colorado

2015 Allan Reishus Conservation Award

This honor was presented to Twentymile Mine for their efforts including reclamation of mining areas to diverse vegetation communities dominated by native species, specific habitat enhancement measures, and providing a unique hunting opportunity for disabled hunters. Awarded by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Northwest Colorado Chapter.

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.