Awards & Recognition

Peabody is widely recognized for corporate and social responsibility.  In the past five years, the company has earned more than 100 awards for corporate and financial leadership, safety and environmental honors.

Corporate

Region Award Description

Global

Best ESG-Responsible Mining Company Global 2016 Award

Best ESG-Responsible Mining Company Global 2016 Award Description – Peabody Energy 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.

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.

Environmental

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.

Corporate

Region Award Description

Global

Platts Global Energy Company of the Year 

Awarded Energy Company of the Year by a panel of international judges for best-in-class performance, demonstration of a corporate philosophy that is fast-moving, adaptive and forward-thinking and for perseverance in a time when competitors are faltering and the company's powerful position as demand for coal continues to grow

Global

Platts CEO of the Year

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Boyce recognized at the Global Energy Awards for exemplary industry leadership

Australia

NSW Women in Mining Rising Star Award    

Recognition of Alice Sila, Metropolitan Mine Mining Engineer, for exceptional achievements by a woman working in the New South Wales mining industry for one to five years

Global

WCA Chairman's Special Award

Greg Boyce was recognized by the World Coal Association for global leadership in mining safety

Australia

Alumni Award for International Leadership    

Glenn Kellow was awarded the University of Newcastle's 2014 Alumni Award for International Leadership, which recognizes outstanding University of Newcastle, Australia graduates who have made significant contributions as international leaders in business, commerce, industry or public service

Australia

Coal Mine of the Year and Australian Mine of the Year    

Millennium Mine won the award for Coal Mine of the Year and Australian Mine of the Year award as a result of its performance in 2013 where employees worked approximately 1 million hours without an Lost Time Incident (LTI), reduced costs by 20% and set a new clean coal production record at 3.4 million tonnes all while transitioning from a contractor-run operation to a fully owner-operated mine

Safety

Region Award Description

Illinois

Second Place

Wildcat Hills Mine rescue team earned Second Place at the Annual Robert Earl Jones Mine Rescue Contest

Illinois

Third Place    

Gateway Mine rescue team earned Third Place at the Annual Robert Earl Jones Mine Rescue Contest

Wyoming

Small Surface Operation Safety Award    

Rawhide Mine earned the Small Surface Operation Safety Award from the Wyoming Mining Association and the Wyoming State Inspector of Mines for the best 2013 safety performance among operations of comparable size

Australia

Overall Winner    

Peabody Energy’s North Wambo team was the overall winner for a sixth consecutive year at the 31st Annual Hunter Valley Underground Mines Rescue Competition on July 18

Environmental

Region Award Description

Indiana

Interstate Mining Compact Commission National Reclamation Awards Honorable Mention    

Peabody Midwest Mining and United Minerals Company, LLC teams named Interstate Mining Compact Commission National Reclamation Awards Honorable Mention for their use of geomorphic reclamation techniques and reestablishment of wildlife and forest habitat at the Somerville East Mine reclamation area

Corporate

Region Award Description

U.S.

InformationWeek Top 500    

Recognition as one of the nation’s most innovative users of information technology

Global

Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company    

Named to these rankings which recognized Peabody as a top-performing company

Indiana

Business Impact of the Year Award    

Recognition from Gibson County for the Leaders in Education program’s support in Indiana and the local community

U.S. Midwest    

Local and Largest Minority Business Enterprise    

Recognized by the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council

U.S.    

Top 200 Company    

Listed by BetterInvesting

Wyoming

Corporate Builder of the Year    

From the Gillette College Foundation for support of technical education programs and events

St. Louis    

Communitas Award    

Leadership in community service, recognizing Peabody’s involvement in the 2012 United Way of Greater St. Louis campaign

U.S.    

Patriot Award    

Given from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves of the U.S. Defense Department to North Antelope Rochelle Mine Drill/Blast Supervisor Jim Allington and Dragline Supervisor Mike Christensen recognizing their and Peabody’s support for employees who serve in the U.S. National Guard and Reserves

St. Louis    

Woman of the Year    

Recognition of Mary Frontczak, Senior Vice President and General Counsel – Americas, from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Gateway Chapter

Global

Platts Award of Excellence    

Awarded the 2013 Platts Award of Excellence for Corporate and Social Responsibility

Safety

Region Award Description

U.S.    

First Places    

Earned by Craig Hawkins, Gateway Mine, in the bench contest and overall at the National Mine Rescue Association Kentucky Post #2 Benchman Contest

U.S.    

First Place    

Earned by North Antelope Rochelle Mine employees overall at the 16th Annual Red Desert Trauma Conference and Competition

Australia

People’s Choice Award

Earned by North Goonyella Mine employees Chris Hassall and John Deacon at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference

Australia

First Place    

Earned by Wambo Mine at the Hunter Valley Underground Mines Rescue Competition

Australia

Second Place    

Earned by the North Goonyella Mine at the E.K. Healy Cup rescue service competition

Australia

Chief Inspectors Trophy    

Earned by North Goonyella Mine employee Dallas Dorney at the E.K. Healy Cup rescue service competition

Australia

Diligent and Ethical Service Medal    

Earned by Wilkie Creek employee Paul Wood from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service for more than 10 years of service

Australia

National Medal    

Earned by Wilkie Creek employee Richard Eadie from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service for more than 10 years of service

Colorado

Safety Innovation Award    

Recognition of innovations developed at the Twentymile Mine from the state’s Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety, and the Colorado Mining Association 

Kentucky

First Place    

Earned by the Francisco Mine rescue team at the Kentucky Coal Academy Regional Skills Competition

U.S.    

First Place    

Earned by Chuck Harvey, Twentymile Mine, in the bench contest at the Four Corners Mine Rescue Competition

U.S.    

First Place    

Earned by the Twentymile Mine rescue team in the combination event at the Four Corners Mine Rescue Competition

U.S.    

Second Place    

Earned by the Twentymile Mine rescue team in first aid and field portions at the Four Corners Mine Rescue Competition

Environmental

Region Award Description

Colorado

Historic Preservation and Leadership Award    

Honor given by Historic Routt County to Twentymile Mine employee Jerry Nettleton for involvement and leadership in the Foidel Canyon Schoolhouse restoration

U.S.    

Reclamationist of the Year    

Recognition of Paul Griswold by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) for outstanding accomplishments in the evaluation and application of technology used in land restoration

Colorado

Dr. James A. Pendleton Award for Reclamation    

Honoring Colorado Reclamation Manager Roy Karo for a lifetime of achievement pioneering best practices for land restoration, from the state’s  Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety and the Colorado Mining Association

Colorado

Coal Reclamation Award    

Recognition of the Twentymile Sage Creek portal for excellence in obtaining legacy bond release, from the state’s Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety and the Colorado Mining Association

Colorado

Senior Participant Award with Special Recognition    

Recognition of the Twentymile Mine for environmental excellence and best practices, from the state’s Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety and the Colorado Mining Association

Corporate

Region Award Description

Global

Global Energy Commodity Excellence Award    

From Platts Global Energy Awards for leading the global coal sector in performance and stewardship

Indiana

Regional Corporation of the Year    

Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council for commitment to supplier diversity

Global

Platts Top 250 Energy Companies    

Ranked No. 96 as part of Platts Top 250 Energy Companies

St. Louis    

2012 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award    

Peabody Energy was selected as a recipient by the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association

Australia

New South Wales Work Experience Prize for Environmental Engineering    

Graduate Environmental Engineer Huw Morgan honored by University of Newcastle

Australia

Engineering–Mechanical Apprentice of the Year and Excellence in Trade Skills Honors    

Metropolitan Mine Apprentice Adam Tonegato honored at the 2012 Illawarra and South East Region Training Awards

U.S.    

Dr. N.G.W Cook Ph.D. Dissertation Award    

Director of Geotechnical Services Dr. Murali Gadde honored by the American Rock Mechanics Association

Global

Michael C. Fina Rose Award for Outstanding Service    

Honoring Peabody’s global human resources team

Wyoming

Real American Index    

Named by InvestorPlace.com for sizeable statewide employment and philanthropy efforts in Wyoming

U.S.    

Top 200 Company    

Listed by Better Investing in 2012

Global

Materials & Resources Deal of the Year and the Corporate M&A Deal of the Year    

Honored in the $1 billion and above category at M&A Atlas Awards, recognizing Peabody’s acquisition of Macarthur Coal

Global

Deal of the Year Award    

Honored in the energy and resources sector at the Australasian Law Awards for Peabody’s acquisition of Macarthur Coal

Global

Best Investor Relations Program    

Honored in the Metals and Mining Sector by IR Magazine on the basis of analyst and investor perception study

Global

Mine of the Year Award    

Mining Magazine honoring the North Antelope Rochelle Mine for operational excellence

New Mexico    

2012 Business of the Year    

By the Grants Chamber of Commerce in New Mexico, recognizing Lee Ranch and El Segundo operations for job creation, corporate citizenship and community involvement

St. Louis    

2012 Pros to Know    

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management Carlton Adams named by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine

St. Louis    

Top 40 Under 40    

Investor Relations Vice President Amy Schwetz named among the Top 40 Under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal

U.S.    

Patriot Award    

Given from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves of the U.S. Defense Department to North Antelope Rochelle Mine Plant Supervisor Bruce McCullough recognizing his and Peabody’s support for employees who serve in the U.S. National Guard and Reserves

Safety

Region Award Description

Illinois

Best Injury Frequency Rate Award    

From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, recognizing the Wildcat Hills Mine as the safest underground mine with less than 500,000 employee hours

Illinois

Best Injury Frequency Rate Award    

From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012

Illinois

Best Injury Frequency Rate Award    

From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, recognizing the Gateway Mine Preparation Plant as the safest support division

Australia

Third Place    

North Goonyella Mine Rescue Team earned at the E.K. Healy Cup competition

U.S.    

First and Second Places    

Rawhide Mine and the North Antelope Rochelle Mine earned at the 32nd Annual International Surface Mine Rescue Competition

Australia

First Place    

North Wambo Underground Rescue Team earned at the Hunter Valley Mines Rescue Competition

Kentucky

Second Place    

Gateway Mine employee Craig Hawkins earned at the Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Mine Safety and Training Competition

Colorado

2012 Safety Award for Large Operator Surface Mine    

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute awarded to the Rawhide Mine for outstanding safety performance during 2011

Wyoming    

Safest Small Mine    

Wyoming Mining Association honoring Rawhide Mine as safest in state

Indiana

Second Place    

Peabody’s Indiana North Mine Rescue Team achieved at the Robert Earl Jones Mine Rescue Contest

Kentucky

Second Place    

In the Mine Rescue, Benchman and Pre-Shift Contest awarded to Gateway Mine Rescue Team benchman Craig Hawkins at the Western Kentucky Mining Institute Annual Safety Days

Colorado

Excellence in Safety Awards    

Three Twentymile miners earned from the Colorado Mining Association and Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety

Colorado

Top Safety Innovation Award    

From the Colorado Mining Association and Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety

Environmental

Region Award Description

U.S.    

Wildlife Society’s 2012 Citizen Conservation Achievement Award    

Given to the Thunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association, of which Peabody Energy is the sole energy-based charter member

U.S.    

Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award    

For the North Antelope Rochelle Mine from the U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S.    

Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award    

For the Cottage Grove Mine from the U.S. Department of the Interior

Colorado

Environmental Stewardship Award    

From the Colorado Mining Association for recycling program at Twentymile Mine

Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a Fortune 500 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.