Posted on June 12, 2013 in Our Business, Our People
At Newmont, the health and safety of our people is far more precious than the metals we mine, which is why we make every effort to ensure the wellbeing of our people, no matter where they are.Above ground, we have team members working in some of the world’s most remote locations exploring for new ore bodies. And in deep, underground mines we have hundreds of workers extracting ore. Whether using modern technology or tried-and-true traditional methods, it is critical that we consistently and accurately monitor their location and welfare at all times.For example, our exploration teams generally work above ground in an “office” environment that can range from dense jungles to frozen tundra. Most often than not, they work far away from any type of infrastructure, including land- and wireless-based communications systems.To stay in contact with our exploration team members...
Posted on May 1, 2013 in Our People, Our Values
With mineral deposits often located in remote areas across the globe, mining can be both a challenge and opportunity. At Newmont, we view them as one and the same. Our global operations span five continents and present opportunities to work side by side with men and women from different cultures, races, religions and traditions.Jeannine Carter, Newmont’s Director Diversity and Global and Inclusion, explains that the diversity in operations and employment at Newmont makes it more important than ever to create a culture of inclusion, whereby employees recognize, respect and embrace each other’s differences.“Studies show that employee satisfaction and morale are higher at companies that are inclusive,” Jeannine says. “This improves companies’ ability to attract and retain employees and also leads to increases in creativity, innovation and productivity....
Posted on March 12, 2013 in Our People, Our Values
At the heart of Newmont’s business is the talented team of nearly 40,000 employees and contractors around the globe.Newmont’s fastest growing region is Ghana where we operate the Ahafo mine in the Brong-Ahafo region near Kenyasi and are developing the Akyem Project in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region near New Abirem. With local employment being one of the most impactful ways to build shared value in our host communities, Newmont strives to provide as many employment opportunities to local citizens as possible. In addition, every effort is made to source our needs with local suppliers, including investing in local businesses to help them develop products and services we can purchase for our operations.In 2009, an independent study on the socio-economic impact of our Ahafo operations found that for every one Newmont job at Ahafo, a total of 28 jobs are supported...
Posted on December 13, 2012 in Our Business, Our People
At Newmont, we operate approximately 30 mines in seven countries around the world. Each mine is unique in its own right, but there tends to be less of a public understanding about the operations in underground mines for one simple reason: most people have never been able to experience the activities that go on beneath the surface of our operations.To the outside observer the underground mine can seem like a labyrinth of twisting tunnels, flashing lights and loud machinery. While it may seem chaotic, those who work in Newmont’s mines, however, know that the underground world is full of organization, process, productivity and most of all, safety.New Zealand’s Her magazine recently featured a series of articles on women in occupations the public perceives as risky, and included an interview with Shannon Richards, underground geologist at Newmont Waihi Gold.At 340 meters...
Posted on November 30, 2012 in Our Communities, Our People
In a time where the economy is on the minds of many people, Newmont is helping non-profit organizations teach students personal financial literacy and responsibility. Junior Achievement’s (JA) Finance Park in Denver exposes inner-city high school students to the concept of budgeting and the relationship between income and responsible spending.Recently, a team of more than 25 Newmont volunteers spent two days assisting at JA’s Finance Park, assisting approximately 250 students from the Denver metro area.Chris Howson, Vice President and Controller, spearheaded Newmont’s involvement this year.“I wanted to find a way to give back to the community, and in particular, young people,” said Howson. “Finance Park fulfills JA’s mission to teach kids financial literacy and better prepare them for the business world.”Through a computer simulation,...
Posted on September 13, 2012 in Our Business, Our People
Much like in our everyday lives, advanced technology is playing a larger role in the mining industry. Throughout the mine life cycle, technology is used not only to improve efficiencies and communications; it also is used to save lives. Three such technologies – GPS, vehicle monitoring and fatigue sensor systems – are helping keep our employees and contractors safe.GPSOur exploration teams work in some of the most remote regions of the world in an effort to discover the next major gold or copper deposit. As you can imagine, ensuring their safety in the field is serious business and a top priority.These employees and contractors wear spot locator beacons, which send out a GPS signal that give us a global view of teams around the globe, often up to a street view location. The device offers multiple safety options that allow them to check in or call for help to company security or local...
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