It also set a new company record for safety, with a 13% reduction in the global incidence rate versus 2014 results to 1.25 per 200,000 hours worked.
Senior vice president – global investor and corporate relations Viv Svec said: “Corporate and social responsibility is an integral part of Peabody’s best-in-class operating model.
“Our mission and values are foundational tenets in how we operate, and this year’s report has been structured to align with each of our core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.”
Peabody restored 4,716 acres of mined lands into rangeland, wildlife habitat, hardwood forests, prime farmland and wetlands. This includes 184 acres of forested land, 318 acres of water bodies and 24 acres of wetlands. The company also planted approximately 442,000 trees.
It also recycled and reused 10,102,700 kilograms of material including batteries, steel, used oil filters, used oil, lighting products, computers and electronics, antifreeze, small vehicle tires and paper waste. In addition, the company recycled and reused 22,112 megaliters of water.