Newmont Publishes 2014 Sustainability Report
The report reflects Newmont’s reporting obligations as a founding member
“Our annual sustainability report transparently details Newmont’s
performance over time in the areas that matter most to our
stakeholders,” said Dr.
Highlights from the 2014 report include:
Achieving the lowest injury rate in Newmont’s history for the second
year in a row; however, two fatalities at Newmont’s operations in
Ghanademonstrate that the Company’s work to achieve a culture of zero harm never ends;
- Publishing an independently assured, Conflict-Free Gold Report confirming Newmont does not operate in areas classified as “conflict-affected or high risk” and is in conformance with the criteria established by the World Gold Council’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard;
Gaining approval to expand underground mining operations in Waihi,
New Zealandthrough a comprehensive public involvement program;
Newmont Akyem Development Foundation(NAkDeF) at the Company’s newest operation; NAkDeF has a similar structure to the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation, which was recognized in 2014 as the best social impact investment vehicle in Africaby the European Union’s African Chamber of Commerce;
- Receiving the government of Indonesia’s first-ever botanical garden designation at a reclaimed, former mine site;
- Implementing a global water strategy to more effectively manage and mitigate water risks and more clearly link water management practices with long-term strategic and social responsibility objectives; and
- Demonstrating a commitment to transparency through the development of external targets for complaints and grievances, water management, and closure and reclamation.
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 Newmont’s sustainability performance and invites readers to complete an online survey.
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