Mission, Values & Strategy

Our Mission

To create superior value for shareholders as the leading global supplier of coal, which enables economic prosperity and a better quality of life.

Our Values


We commit to safety and health as a way of life.


We offer an inclusive work environment and engage, recognize and develop employees.


We act in an honest and ethical manner.


We take responsibility for the environment, benefit our communities and restore the land for generations that follow.


We are accountable for our own success. We operate cost-competitive mines by applying continuous improvement and technology-driven solutions.

Customer Focus

We provide customers with quality products and excellent service.


We have the courage to lead, and do so through inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution.

Our Strategy

  • A leading position in U.S. Powder River and Illinois basins 

  • Australian metallurgical and thermal coal platform to capture higher growth Asian markets

Operational Excellence

Drive safety, productivity, cost efficiency and reclamation performance.

Advance Coal Mining and Use

Protect our license to operate, advocate favorable energy policy and advances in generation technology including HELE and CCUS.

Financial Strength

Achieve and maintain target capital structure that enables sustainable performance through all market cycles and deploy disciplined capital allocation to maximize shareholder returns.


Employ the best people in the industry and align their talents to maximize their full potential.

Strategic Portfolio Management

Continually enhance the value of our portfolio; high-quality assets in the right markets.

To mine effectively and safely, we collaborate and communicate every step of the way. It allows us to get to know our co-workers so well that we become like family.

Preston Britton

Roof Bolter, Gateway North Mine

Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal 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.