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....
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...
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