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...
Posted on August 23, 2012 in Our People, Our Values
“Develop our people in the pursuit of excellence.” This is one of Newmont’s core Values, and you’ll see it in action across our business. In support of this Value, last year Newmont launched the Emerging Talent Program (ETP) to give new graduate hires the opportunity to rotate between different disciplines and departments to gain exposure to diverse aspects of the mining business.The ETP aims to accelerate the technical and leadership skills of our new graduate employees. The two-year curriculum provides formal training to support the participant’s personal and professional development, as well as a mentorship program. Participants are selected from each region and typically have less than one year of work experience post-graduation.Maureen Moore-Roth joined Newmont in 2012 after completing a summer internship in 2011. After working with the exploration group in Denver and the...
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