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Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) Pandemic Updates:

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020, at 08:00 am MT.

In light of the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, we want to keep everyone informed on how we are responding to this situation as a company.

We have implemented additional controls at its operations and offices around the globe to further protect the health and safety of its workforce, their families and neighboring communities while also taking steps to preserve long-term business value.

“Our business continuity plans and rapid response teams have been fully mobilized in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic,” said Tom Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are working closely with host communities, First Nations and other indigenous peoples, regional and national governments and health experts to protect our workforce and nearby communities. This includes putting some operations temporarily into care and maintenance while others continue to operate at targeted production levels. We are also making sure that these short-term disruptions do not impact long-term business value while ensuring we are well-positioned to safely and efficiently ramp-up operations in a timely manner once the worst of this global pandemic passes.”

Learn more here.

We have also established a global Supply Chain task force to ensure that we assess all potential risks and develop viable contingency plans that enable us to stay ahead of any potential disruptions to our supply base and corresponding risks to our projects and production.

We all can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We encourage everyone to abide by the World Health Organization’s basic protective measures against the virus, outlined here.

Employees & Contractors


We continue to closely monitor the evolution of the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and its impacts. In order to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 among the Newmont workforce, each of our locations have implemented plans consistent with our safety standards and will issue communications relevant to each office and location, with the key priority being the health and well-being of everyone working at Newmont.

While we have no COVID-19 cases confirmed among Newmont’s workforce at this time, protecting the health and safety of our people takes precedence above all else. We believe these steps are consistent with the direction from our community health experts to engage in social distancing and will reduce the exposure and spread of COVID-19.

With the exception of individuals required to run critical office based systems (e.g., IT server maintenance, security, etc…) our corporate and regional offices will be temporarily closed for an initial period of two weeks.

Rapid Response Communications


We have activated our Rapid Response system at site, region and corporate levels. This means that designated teams from relevant functions are proactively planning for various contingencies and responding to the daily changes in circumstances.

In addition, we have established a health, human resources and communications ‘Global Pandemic Team’ providing advice and support to all of our rapid response teams.

We are proactively preparing for the potential spread of COVID-19 to any of Newmont’s locations, with specific business continuity plans in place.

We have also instituted a number of global preventative measures including:

  • The prohibition of all travel to highly impacted areas, i.e. China, South Korea, Italy and Iran
  • Eliminating all business travel (international and otherwise, except for travel to and from work site) that is not business critical, which may only occur with the express approval of a Senior Leadership Team member working on the advice of the VP HS&S
  • Instituting self-quarantine measures for anyone who has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who has travelled to a location with high or moderate risk of COVID-19
  • Enhancing temperature and questionnaire screening at entry points to sites
  • Establishing flexible and remote working plans for employees
  • Establishing screening for fly-in-fly-out employees prior to their departures from their home communities
  • Providing logistical and health care support to nearby communities where needed

Please email us here if you have any questions: COVIDQuestions@Newmont.com

Newmont Suppliers & Business Partners


All of our suppliers and business partners can directly communicate with their direct contacts across all of our offices and locations. Please email us here if you’re not sure who to contact or if you have any questions.

Our Host Communities


The safety of our people and host communities is our top priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolution of the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and its impacts and we will be regularly posting updates.

Please email us here if you’re not sure who to contact about an urgent matter or if you have any questions: COVIDQuestions@Newmont.com

All Other Inquiries


Media Relations Inquiries:
Omar Jabara
Group Executive, Corporate Communications
T: 303.837.5114
M: 720.212.9651
F: 303.837.5085
omar.jabara@newmont.com

Investor Relations Inquiries:
Jessica Largent
Vice President, Investor Relations
T: 303.837.5484
Jessica.Largent@Newmont.com

Please email us here if you’re not sure who to contact about an urgent matter or if you have any questions.

During this time, more than ever, please stay focused on your health and the health and safety of your families, colleagues and loved ones.

We all can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We encourage everyone to abide by the World Health Organization’s basic protective measures against the virus, outlined here.

Newmont's Health & Safety

We take care of our safety, health and wellness by recognizing, assessing and managing risk, and choosing safer behaviors to drive a fatality, injury and illness free workplace.

Our employees and business partners work around the world in a variety of environments. Some work in underground mines, some in remote parts of the world and others in office buildings.

To create a safe working environment requires the uncompromising commitment of all of our people to demonstrate leadership in safety. By focusing on four key areas – Safety Leadership, Injury Prevention, Fatality Prevention, and Health and Wellbeing – we believe Newmont can achieve industry leading performance and drive a fatality, injury and illness free workplace.

The following principles guide our health and safety performance:

  • Our goal is to drive a fatality, injury and illness free workplace
  • All injuries are preventable
  • If a task cannot be done safely, it will not be done
  • Working safely is a condition of employment
  • Everyone is accountable for his or her own safety and the safety of those around them
  • Everyone is expected to identify hazards and manage risks
  • Everyone must maintain the necessary skills to work safely
  • There are certain safety practices that, if breached, may lead to termination of employment
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Prevention

A safe workplace is more than just policies and standards – it requires active participation. We believe that most, if not all, accidents are preventable, and “less safe” behaviors are the primary cause of injuries, fatalities and “near misses.” As a result, Newmont's efforts focus on driving behavior changes, while also continuing to advance system improvements that lead to a safer work environment.

Newmont's Safety Journey
Newmont's “Safety Journey” is a company-wide program designed to assist individuals, teams, sites and regions with fully integrating safety into everything we do. The Journey is used to help our people identify risks and take the actions necessary to create a safety culture across the globe.

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Safety Leadership

Leadership is fundamental to creating a safe work environment. Our Health and Safety programs focus on Visible Felt Leadership with an emphasis on key programs such as Safety Interactions, Vital Behaviors, Operational Risk Management and Integrated Health and Safety Leadership Teams.

Visible, Felt Leadership
Safety Shares – which are employee-led discussions about safety experiences and lessons held at the start of every meeting and shift – and Personal Safety Plans are examples of safety interactions that provide opportunities for our employees and contractors to speak up and for managers and supervisors to demonstrate safety leadership.

Our Safety Leadership Coaching program places an emphasis on improving frontline supervisors’ ability to engage constructively with their teams.

Integrated Health and Safety Leadership Teams
Newmont's Health and Safety Leadership Team is led by our Chief Executive Officer and meets on a monthly basis to discuss safety performance, share best practices and form teams to address emerging issues.

Operational Risk Management
Our Risk Management program ensures that operational exposures are identified and effectively managed. Field-level risk competency is a cornerstone of the Safety Leadership Coaching program. The program assists frontline supervisors in assessing situations, and identifying and using the most effective tools to manage and mitigate the associated risks.

Learning from Others
To improve our safety performance and help raise the performance of the entire industry, we share and learn lessons by participating in the following programs and organizations:

  • ICMM – a global organization that aims to advance the sustainable development performance – including six areas in health and safety – of the mining and metals industry.
  • The Mining Safety Roundtable – a group of executive and senior mining professionals whose goal is to strengthen safety practices and policies within the industry.
  • Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT) – a group of mining companies and equipment manufacturers that address equipment safety and health risks.
  • The National Mining Association’s CORESafety program – a program that provides a common roadmap to achieve zero fatalities and lower the injury rate by 50 percent by 2017.
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Health and Wellbeing

We take care of our safety, health and wellness by recognizing, assessing and managing risk, and choosing safer behaviors to drive a fatality, injury and illness free workplace.

Newmont’s people work in a variety of conditions around the world, and in some places conditions like malaria, HIV and tuberculosis are prevalent. Our programs focus on education, prevention, behavior modification, effective treatment, monitoring and evaluation.

Mining also exposes certain workers to dust, chemicals, noise and fumes. Our standards and processes are designed to effectively identify and manage these risks.

A healthy workforce is a more engaged one. Through a number of workplace wellness programs, we aim to encourage healthy lifestyles through education about nutrition and exercise and by providing incentives for workers to conduct wellness checks.

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