Newmont’s sustainability performance among the top 10 percent of the world’s largest companies
DENVER - Wednesday, September 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the eighth consecutive year. This year, the DJSI World – one of the most highly regarded sustainability indices – includes 319 global companies identified as leaders in the areas of sustainable economic, environmental and social performance. Newmont was the first gold company named to the index in 2007, and has been included on the DJSI North America Index every year since 2006.
“We are proud to be recognized as leaders in this area and to serve as a catalyst for sustainable development everywhere we operate,” said Gary Goldberg, Newmont’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Strong economic, environmental and social performance is fundamental to our ability to create value. This value translates into good jobs and safe working conditions for our employees; local economic development for our host communities; and strong returns and a promising development pipeline for our shareholders.”
In 2014, Newmont achieved a higher overall score than the previous year, and received the highest score possible in a number of areas including risk and crisis management, biodiversity, water-related risks and stakeholder engagement.
DJSI World tracks the performance of 2,500 leading companies worldwide, independently evaluating their long-term economic, environmental and social performance. The top 10 percent of performers are selected from among each industry group.
DJSI evaluates companies based on a variety of criteria, including transparency, corporate governance, risk and crisis management, environmental management and performance, climate strategy, water risks, stakeholder engagement, local community development, labor practices, human rights and safety.
More information on Newmont's economic, environmental and social performance can be found in the company's annual sustainability report, Beyond the Mine. The report is published as part of the company's ongoing obligations as a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and in accordance with its commitments under the United Nations' Global Compact and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.
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Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont is a leading producer of gold and copper. Headquartered in Colorado, the Company has approximately 30,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at managed operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont is an industry leader in value creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, and health and safety performance.
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