Tanami

Location: 540 kilometers north west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Metals Mined: Gold Mine Type: Underground
Annual Gold Production*: 500 attributable Koz Date of First Production: 1983

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Kalgoorlie KCGM

Location: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia
Metals Mined: Gold
Mine Type: Surface
Annual Gold Production*: 318,000 attributable ounces
Date of First Production: 1989

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Boddington

Location: 16 kilometers from Boddington, Western AustraliaMetals Mined: Gold, copper
Mine Type: Surface
Annual Gold Production*: 703 attributable Koz
2019 Annual Copper Production: 77 million attributable pounds

35,000 attributable tonnes
Date of First Production: 2009

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Ahafo - Ghana

Location: 307 kilometers northwest of Accra, Ghana
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold
Annual Gold Production*:643 attributable Koz
Date of First Production:2006

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Akyem - Ghana

Location: 111 miles northwest of Accra, Ghana
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold Annual Gold Production*: 422 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: 2013

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Cerro Negro

Location: Argentina
Type of Mine: Underground
Gold Production: 334 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Yanacocha

Location: 800 kilometers northeast of Lima, Peru
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold
Annual Gold Production*: 270 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: 1993

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Merian

Location: 66 kilometers south of Moengo, Suriname
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold
Annual Gold Production*: 393 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: Q4 2016

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Pueblo Viejo

Location: Dominican Republic
Type of Mine: Open pit
Gold Production: 287 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Peñasquito

Location: Mexico
Type of Mine: Open pit
Gold Production: 129 attributable Koz
Annual Gold Production*: 129 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Nevada

Location: Multiple locations in Northern Nevada, United States
Mine Type: Surface and underground
Metals Mined: Gold, Copper, Silver
Date of First Production: 1965

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Cripple Creek & Victor

Location: Near the towns of Cripple Creek and Victor Metals Mined: Gold and Silver Mine Type: 4 surface operations Annual Gold Production*: 322 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: 1976

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Porcupine

Location: Timmins, Ontario
Type of Mine: Underground, open pit and stockpiles
Gold Production: 223 attributable Koz
Annual Gold Production*: 223 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Musselwhite

Location: Opapamiskan Lake, Ontario
Type of Mine: Underground
Gold Production: 3 attributable Koz
Annual Gold Production*: 3 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Éléonore

Location: Eeyou Istchee/James Bay, Northern Quebec
Type of Mine: Underground
Gold Production: 246 attributable Koz
Annual Gold Production*: 246 attributable Koz

* as of December 2019. See cautionary statement.

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Spokane

The Midnite mine – one of our legacy sites – is a former uranium mine located within the Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation in the state of Washington

Western Shoshone, Shoshone-Paiute and Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation (“Goshute”)

The Western Shoshone, Shoshone-Paiute and Goshute are indigenous to the Great Basin region in which Newmont’s Nevada operations reside.

Pamaka Maroon Tribe of the Marowijne River

The Merian mine is located on the traditional lands of the Pamaka, and we engage extensively with the people of the tribe.

Gnaala Karla Booja

The Gnaala Karla Booja (GKB) are the Noongar Native Title Claimants of the land where we operate the Boddington mine in Western Australia.

Ninga Mia

The Ninga Mia Village, which houses around 100 aboriginal residents near our KCGM operation in Australia, was established in 1983 to provide more permanent accommodation for transient aboriginal people.

Warlpir

The Warlpiri people are the owners and traditional custodians of the land on which our Tanami mine in Australia’s Northern Territory is located.

Overview

Overview

Newmont obtained the mining lease for Akyem in 2010 and began commercial production in 2013. In 2017, the Ghana Investment Promotions Center (GIPC) named Akyem the best company in Ghana for the second consecutive year.

The Akyem mine operates within 10 host communities in the Birim North District of Ghana’s Eastern Region namely: Adausena, Yaw Tano, Old Abirem, New Abirem, Hweakwae, Tano, Afosu, Mamanso, Ntronang and Yayaaso.

For us, enabling sustainable development means conducting our operations in a way that improves lives for current and future generations. Our sustainability efforts include maintaining relationships with our communities, serving as responsible stewards of the environment, and making a lasting contribution to local economic development.

Key Facts

Akyem began construction in 2011 and achieved commercial production on schedule and below budget in October 2013. The operation currently employs more than 1,900 direct employees and contractors.

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Operation Facts

Location:

Location: 111 miles northwest of Accra, Ghana
Mine Type: Surface
Metals Mined: Gold
Annual Gold Production*: 422 attributable Koz
Date of First Production: 2013

December 2019. See cautionary statement.
†Consolidated $/oz

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our community and employees is extremely important to Newmont.

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Road Safety

Newmont has trained 119 commercial drivers operating within the Akyem mine on road safety and defensive driving techniques aimed at reducing accidents on local roads. We also have trained more than 6,000 school students in local communities on road usage and safety issues.

Community Security

Safety is Newmont's number one priority and the Akyem mine has implemented initiatives to engage employees, business partners, and host communities in adopting safety standards and systems.

As a prerequisite to working on Akyem’s mine site, all contractors are taken through a comprehensive health and safety onboarding program before undertaking any task. The onboarding program entails a set of mandatory trainings to upgrade their knowledge and skills in health and safety.

To improve safety awareness within our host communities, Newmont Ghana’s Akyem mine and the District Office of the Ghana National Fire Service have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide mutual assistance during emergencies in the communities. As part of the MOU, Newmont Ghana conducts joint training with the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) as well as emergency drills on a regular basis to ensure adequate preparations for emergencies that may occur.

The Akyem mine has also trained community members in first aid. These trainings equip them to participate in the annual first aid competition organized by the Ghana Chamber of Mines and the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission.

Environment

Akyem-environment

Reforestation Offset Program

A small portion of Akyem’s operations resides in the Adjenjua Bepo Forest reserve. The impacted portion has been classified by the Ghanaian Government as a productive forest, which means exploration and mining for mineral deposits are permitted in that portion of the forest. Over the years, independent scientific experts have conducted studies to assess the reserve’s biodiversity value and environmental importance to guide the management initiatives and plans to offset the impact. Newmont Ghana has since completed Akyem’s reforestation program, reclaiming more than 300 degraded hectares in the Kweikaru Forest Reserve. The reforestation program covers an area that is three times the size of the area in the Ajenjua Bepo forest impacted by the Akyem mine.

Biodiversity Offset Program

Akyem received approval from the Forestry Commission in August 2017 to implement its Biodiversity Offset as an Environmental Permit commitment. The offset implementation site is within a section of the Atewa Extension Forest Reserve (AEFR) and the Southern Portion of the Atewa Forest Reserve (AFR). The Biodiversity offset program is a conservation action intended to compensate for the residual, unavoidable harm to biodiversity at the Adjenjua Bepo Forest reserve. The objective is to achieve ‘no net loss’ of biodiversity and, where possible, deliver a ‘net gain’.

Flora Management

As part of Newmont's reforestation, biodiversity and reclamation efforts, the company has constructed a greenhouse with a total capacity of 70,000 for raising seedlings under controlled conditions.

Currently, the greenhouse has approximately 16,000 indigenous plants made up of 30 different species and 4,000 ornamental plants from nine different species. The plant seedlings are used for the community tree planting program, medicinal plant farm and donations to stakeholders for planting.

Vetiver Plantation

Vetiver is a hedge grass in Ghana known to be effective in erosion control. Akyem has established a four-hectare Vetiver plantation for concurrent reclamation and to control erosion on site.

Wildlife

As part of measures to reduce the impact of mining on wildlife, Newmont Ghana engaged scientific experts such as the Forest Institute of Ghana and Wildlife Services Division to conduct studies of wildlife including reptiles, amphibians and mammals in the area as well as the Adjenua Bepo Forest Reserve. No endangered wildlife species were found in the studies.

Community Tree Planting and Medicinal Plant Farm

About 1,600 ornamental plants have been planted at the Amanfrom resettlement village. Once grown, the trees will provide shade and serve as wind brakes.

Currently, community members travel long distances into the forest to acquire medicinal plants. Newmont Ghana has established a one-half hectare medicinal plant farm to provide nearby communities easier, safer and faster access to these medicinal plants.

Environmental Monitoring

Since 2007, Newmont Ghana has established a number of environmental monitoring programs to collect baseline data and operational monitoring. The current monitoring program includes water quality, blast, noise, air quality, precipitation and other meteorological parameters. Stream gauge stations monitor surface and ground water in the Akyem operation areas.

Reclamation

Newmont Ghana’s reclamation efforts are designed to accommodate sustainable and post-mining land uses. Akyem is implementing concurrent reclamation to restore previously mined areas. Akyem’s efforts include maintaining biodiversity and providing post closure multiple beneficial land uses.

Community

Community Engagement

We strive to build relationships based on mutual respect and trust and continue to work together with host communities to support social and economic development, improved standards and long-term benefits.

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On regular basis, we engage with the government, traditional leaders from the Akyem Paramountcy, Stool land owners, Queen Mothers and sub-chiefs, youth associations and project affected persons on issues of mutual concerns and to collaborate on our value creation efforts. Our community information centers provide the local communities with information on business and job opportunities, business updates and serve as a place for ongoing dialogue. Additionally, we participate in all key community cultural and social activities to demonstrate our respect for local tradition and maintain a cordial relationship.

Newmont Akyem Development Foundation (NAkDeF)

To support sustainable development in our host communities, Newmont Ghana established a community development foundation through company funding of US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1 percent of the net profit our mine.

The Newmont Akyem Development Foundation or NAkDeF is community driven and owned. The Sustainable Development Committee, which has representation from project-affected communities, traditional authorities, as well as youth and women’s groups, identifies potential projects for approval. A Board consisting of community and company representatives who direct funds to address the issues that matter most locally manages NAkDeF.

The company also ensures that community development is aligned with the local government’s development plan and the company’s Sustainable Development Goal priorities. Newmont Ghana’s Akyem mine has contributed approximately $9.3 million NAkDeF since 2013. In 2018, the mine contributed about $1.5 million to NAkDeF. The funds accrued have been directed towards a number of community development initiatives across various sectors, including education, health, agriculture, infrastructure development, economic empowerment, and water and sanitation:

  • More than 50 infrastructure projects, including schools, roads, clinics and water projects have been constructed and handed over to the communities.
  • Over 2,100 senior high and tertiary students from host communities have benefitted from NAkDeF’s educational scholarships since 2014.
  • NAkDeF’s Educational Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP), established in 2016, aims to improve academic performance through interactive teaching, vocational training, mock examinations and teacher motivation seminars as well as infrastructure investments.
  • The Akyem Soft Skills and Sustainability Training (ASSIST) Program has also been established to provide Skills Training to Mastercraft persons and Apprentices in the mine host communities. The ASSIST Program has three main components: the Mastercraftmanship, Apprenticeship, and the Technical and Vocational Education Training Sponsorship modules.
  • A 28.5 acre oil palm plantation has been established for the mine’s Resettlement community.
  • NAkDeF has established a School Feeding Program at the Adausena Methodist School and Resettlement D/A Model School. Over 600 pupils benefitted from the program in 2018.
  • A Cooperative Credit Union was established in 2018 to foster socioeconomic growth by facilitating access to credit among individuals and businesses. The credit union had about 824 registered members as of December 2018.

We continue to collaborate with host communities to ensure that our work creates positive impact in the lives of all stakeholders.

Documents

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan
Ahafo Linkages Program (ALP) download – Resettlement Action Plan
Maps
Annexes

Contacts

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited

Plot@40/41 Senchi Street
Airport Residential Area
PMB Airport Post Office,
Accra-Ghana

T: 030 7011852/ 0302216699

Media Contacts

Adiki O. Ayitevie
Director, External Affairs and Communication

T: 233-24 4330870

Oduro-Kwarteng Marfo
Manager, External Relations- Akyem

T: 233- 24 4311648