Posted on November 12, 2014 in Our People
This year on Veterans Day – a day dedicated to honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces – Newmont President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Goldberg, hosted a lunch paying tribute to the men and women of Newmont who sacrificed to defend their country and protect freedom. Joining our CEO for the event was U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman, who joined the U.S. Army at the age of17 and served in both the Army and U.S. Marine Corps during his military career, which included two tours of duty in Iraq. Congressman Coffman commended Newmont for supporting veterans and organizations such as the USO, whose mission is to lift the spirits of American troops and their families. “I think it is so important to remember the men and women who make sacrifices every day in defense of our freedom,” said Congressman Coffman to the crowd of more than 200...
Posted on August 5, 2014 in Our Business, Our People
The best course of action a person should take during a fire is to evacuate the area. But in an underground mine, it’s not always that simple. Miners often work hundreds of feet underground, which can make exiting the area in the event of a fire or emergency a complicated process.Chuck Burns, who for three years was the Health and Safety Manager at Newmont’s Subika underground mine in Ghana, explains that when evacuation isn’t an immediate option, there is an alternative – a mine refuge chamber.“Emergency preparedness and response is an integral part of Newmont’s safety management systems,” says Burns. “In an underground environment, it is paramount that our emergency plans address the hazards associated with fires and other incidents that can result in irrespirable atmospheres, or situations in which miners can’t breathe without the...
Posted on September 10, 2013 in Our People, Our Values
The most dynamic and essential tools cannot be found in a toolbox or hanging from a pegboard in the garage: they are conveniently located at the end of our arms.Our hands are our personal, built-in multifunctional tools. They are vital to many diverse professions and our everyday existence. Their value is immeasurable -- and that’s why protecting our hands in the workplace and at home is so critical.Unfortunately, hand safety is frequently an afterthought. In fact, nearly 10 percent of hospital emergency room visits are hand injuries. At Newmont, we’re working toward a Culture of Zero Harm, yet more than 50 percent of total reportable injuries in 2012 were hand-related. And while improper cutting techniques and pinched fingers are a leading cause of many hand injuries, there are countless other risks to our hands.Obviously, hands can get crushed by heavy machinery or burned...
Posted on August 12, 2013 in Our Business, Our Communities, Our Environment, Our People, Our Values
Evidence suggests that as far back as prehistoric times people were aware of the minerals that lay beneath the Earth’s surface.Although the science and technology behind mining have evolved over the millennia, the recovery of minerals from the earth remains complex.Depending on the size and location of a mineral deposit, a mining project will advance through a number of different phases and can take as few as 10 or as many as 100 years to complete. Taken together these phases are referred to as the mine lifecycle.Through every phase of mine development, Newmont works to achieve industry-leading environmental performance while creating shared value with the people and communities that host our operations. The following is an overview of the mine lifecycle, including a description of each phase and Newmont’s approach to sustainability.Lifecycle of a MineExploration Phase: Find...
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....

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Our Ahafo mine recently signed revised Ahafo Social Responsibility Forum Agreements with its ten host communities in Ahafo in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana.
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