Newmont Publishes 2015 Sustainability Report
Company is first miner to use the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework for human rights disclosure
“Our annual sustainability report provides a comprehensive and
transparent look at Newmont’s performance against our commitments to
create a safe workplace; responsibly manage environmental risks; serve
as a catalyst for local development; and foster respectful relationships
with our stakeholders,” said Dr.
The report details efforts in 2015 to improve Newmont’s sustainability performance, including:
- Reducing Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rates by another 18 percent, a new record low; unfortunately, this was overshadowed by two fatalities at Newmont’s operations highlighting the ongoing need to improve behaviors and controls to achieve zero harm;
- Meeting targets to improve water management and concurrent reclamation planning; however, work to meet our global target for complaints and grievances resolution continues;
- Gathering baseline data to establish targets for local employment and business opportunities;
$6.05 billionin economic value throughout our operating regions, including $1.35 billionin wages and benefits; $433 millionin taxes and royalties; and $28 millionin community investments;
Significantly reducing mercury and sulphur dioxide emissions by
replacing the roaster at KCGM in
Australiawith an ultra-fine grinding mill; and
Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Programin Nevadato protect a broad range of local plant and animal species, in partnership with government.
The information and data reported in Beyond the Mine reflects issues identified by our stakeholders, the business, and society at large as being the most material and relevant to their needs and concerns. These issues were identified using a robust process that incorporates the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) principles for defining report content. Newmont’s 2015 sustainability report was compiled in accordance with the GRI’s G4 Core option guidelines and independently assured.
The report also reflects Newmont’s reporting obligations as a founding
member of the
The full report, as well as a downloadable PDF, is available at www.beyondthemine.com.
Newmont values feedback on the report, or any other aspect of the Company’s sustainability performance, and invites readers to complete a confidential online survey.
Newmont is a leading gold and copper producer. The Company
employs approximately 27,000 employees and contractors, with the
majority working at managed operations in