Posted on May 1, 2013 in Our People, Posted on May 1, 2013 in 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 April 23, 2013 in Our Business, Posted on April 23, 2013 in Our Values
Newmont is committed to promoting sustainable development around the world. Fulfilling this commitment requires ongoing engagement with our host communities and governments to secure their support and create shared value; world class environmental stewardship programs to minimize or mitigate our impacts on land, air quality, water and biodiversity; and continuous improvement in the areas of employee safety and engagement.Each year we publish data on our progress in these areas in our global sustainability report, Beyond the Mine. Using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and the AccountAbility 1000 protocol on assurance, Beyond the Mine provides data and case studies on our economic, environmental, social, safety and governance performance.“Being recognized as a leader in social and environmental performance will require Newmont to go beyond compliance and competence...
Posted on April 9, 2013 in Our Business, Posted on April 9, 2013 in Our Communities, Posted on April 9, 2013 in Our Environment
What does sustainable development mean in the mining industry? At Newmont, we define it as managing resources in a way that provides shared value for all of our stakeholders without impairing the ability of future generations to benefit from those resources.While we are continually improving our own sustainability practices, we also voluntarily participate in a number of external global initiatives and partnerships that are raising the bar for environmental, social, safety, and ethical performance across the mining industry. One such organization is the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).In 1998, Newmont and other leading mining companies and NGOs launched the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development project, aimed at ensuring mining’s long-term contribution to sustainable development. By 2001, interest and participation in sustainable mining practices grew and...
Posted on March 12, 2013 in Our People, Posted on March 12, 2013 in 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 September 13, 2012 in Our Business, Posted on September 13, 2012 in 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...
Posted on September 7, 2012 in Our Communities
The Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF) was established in May 2008 through a partnership with Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) and the Ahafo Social Responsibility Forum to support community development programs near Newmont’s Ahafo mine in Ghana.Newmont contributes USD$1 per ounce of gold produced and 1% of net profits from the Ahafo mine to the NADeF, which supports key areas including human resources development, economic empowerment, infrastructure development, natural resource protection programs, cultural heritage and sports and social amenities.Felix Baffour Agyebinti, an 18 year-old native of Wamahinso, is in his first year at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Medical school in Kumasi, Ghana. He is currently undertaking his practicum (similar to an internship) at International SOS, the hospital contracted by Newmont Ghana at the Ahafo mine, and...
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