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Peabody receives safety award

World Coal,

The National Mining Association (NMA) has said Peabody is the first in the industry to achieve independent certification under the CORESafety® system. The milestone was noted during a safety luncheon hosted by NMA at MINExpo International in Las Vegas.

"Safety is our first value and core to our mission," said Peabody Energy President and Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Kellow. "We are passionate about safety and have embraced best practices and management tools that advance safety within the lens of our longstanding Safety – A Way of Life system. By investing in our people, processes and equipment, we have changed the way in which we work, which is an important step on our journey of continuous safety improvement."

"This is a significant accomplishment by Peabody," said Hal Quinn, president and chief executive officer of NMA. "The company not only embraced an approach to drive continuous performance improvement that went above and beyond what is required of it by regulations, but it analyaed where it could do better, developed a plan, recorded metrics and submitted the results to a third party auditor."

Peabody's Safety – A Way of Life Management System focuses on higher risk activities combined with promoting a culture of employee participation and accountability through elements such as behavior observations, near hit reporting and safety innovation.

Last year, Peabody achieved a safety record with a global incidence rate of 1.25.

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