Posted on April 14, 2014 in Our Communities, Our Environment
Today, Newmont published its annual sustainability report, Beyond the Mine. The report – which reflects our reporting obligations as a founding member of the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) – details our social and environmental performance and our priorities for the future.Throughout the report, we highlight interesting facts about our business and performance. For example, did you know that Newmont’s safety performance in 2013 was the best in the company’s history, and our injury rate was the lowest among our ICMM peers?We invite you to read Beyond the Mine to learn more about this and other interesting facts about our business including:Newmont invested nearly $57 million globally in 2013 to support a wide range of community and economic development initiatives.The Chailhuagon reservoir in Peru’s Cajamarca region, which Yanacocha...
Posted on April 11, 2014 in Our Business, Our Communities
When Newmont purchased Nevada’s Long Canyon gold deposit from Fronteer Gold in 2011, we were prepared for the detailed permitting process required for developing the mine. The process includes a broad continuum of environmental and social requirements that must be met before proceeding.In March 2014, we entered the final phase of this initial permitting process when, in response to a Plan of Operation we submitted in 2012, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The release of the DEIS commenced a 45-day public comment period during which community members are invited to offer input that will ultimately help shape the development of the project.This isn’t the only time the public has been invited to weigh in on Long Canyon. With the goal of transparency and inclusiveness, Newmont opened public information offices in the...
Posted on April 1, 2014 in Our Communities
Newmont Waihi Gold held a Staff, Contractors and Families Open Day in early March which saw more than 850 people visit a range of areas at our New Zealand operation, including the Martha open pit, the underground portal and the Baxter Road processing plant.Open Day Coordinator Kit Wilson said that the day was all about reinforcing safety.“We are very proud of our safety record, but we know that it only takes one moment’s inattention or a small lapse in judgment for an accident to occur,” noted Wilson.We know that safety isn’t just about individuals; it’s about teams and family. The Vital Behaviors safety program, which we have been rolling out across the company as a part of Newmont’s Safety Journey, encourages all staff to speak up and contribute. One of the suggestions which came out of these discussions was that it would be good for family to see...
Posted on March 21, 2014 in Our Communities
Newmont’s Ahafo mine recently received the award for “Most Outstanding Community Interaction Mining Company” in West Africa.The award was presented to the mine at the maiden Electra Mining West Africa conference held in Accra, on Wednesday, March 5. The Electra Mining West Africa conference is a platform that brings together players in the mining industry across the sub-region and beyond to deliberate on issues bordering on community development, environmental stewardship, labor, finance and other relevant areas on mining. Participants in this year’s edition were drawn mainly from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria and South Africa.Speaking on the topic, “Towards Pan-African Mining Governance,” a former CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Dr. Joyce Aryee, commended Newmont Ghana for the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF) initiative. Dr...
Posted on February 19, 2014 in Our Communities
They may live on different continents and in different time zones, but dozens of Newmont employees in Denver and Ghana are connected by their desire to help improve healthcare infrastructure in communities near the company’s Ahafo operations. Through Newmont’s partnership with Project C.U.R.E., a Denver-based nonprofit that provides donated medical supplies to healthcare facilities in developing countries, employees recently teamed up in a cross-continent volunteer effort that began in Denver, where corporate employees packed supplies, and ended in Ahafo, where Ghana employees distributed them.In all, six healthcare facilities in the Asutifi and Tano North districts of the Brong Ahafo Region received donated medical equipment and supplies valued at approximately $2 million. Dental surgical instruments, a dental x-ray unit, incubators, surgical instrument kits, wheel chairs,...
Posted on January 31, 2014 in Our Business
Mining in New Zealand has a long history, dating back to the discovery of gold in the 1800’s. While the original mine closed in 1952, new prospecting activity began in Waihi in the 1970s, sparked by rising gold prices.Today, Newmont’s mining operations employ many local community members and the Martha open pit operation is situated in the town. In addition, our Favona and Trio underground operations are accessed by a portal on the town’s outskirts. With current operations nearing the end of the mine life, Newmont’s near-mine exploration activities are focused on the Correnso ore body, which would allow mining activities to continue in Waihi.Newmont’s Correnso underground mine began construction with a 550 meter exploration development drive pushing out from the Trio mine in Waihi East. The Correnso Exploration Development Drive was started in December 2013...
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