ACCRA, May 28, 2012
Newmont Mining Corporation, the parent company of Newmont Ghana, has for the fourth consecutive year been named to Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens List” for 2012.
Newmont was one of only two mining companies in the top 50 on the list of leading companies in corporate responsibility. The company ranked number 42 out of 1,000 U.S. companies that were evaluated.
The “Corporate Citizen List” represents many sectors and a variety of companies from the Russell 1000 stock index, and uses ‘publically available information’ to evaluate 1,000 leading U.S. companies in performance areas such as environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and finance. Newmont joins respected businesses such as, Bristol-Myers, Microsoft Corporation, Coca-Cola, IBM and Hewlett-Packard on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens List.”
Dave Schummer, Regional Senior Vice President for Africa Operations in a congratulatory message to employees said, “This award has been due to the tireless efforts of Newmont Ghana’s employees and those from other Newmont operations around the globe, and I congratulate them for demonstrating leadership in stewardship of the environment and social responsibility and applying best practices in their work.”
This achievement by Newmont coincides with the launch of its 2011 Global Sustainability Report, “Beyond the Mine.” The report contains Newmont’s initiatives on Sustainability Performance in the areas of safety and health, human resources, environmental protection and community and stakeholder engagement.
Newmont Ghana, in contributing to this achievement, has been executing sustainability programs in partnership with host communities and other stakeholders. Major partnership projects include the Agricultural Improvement and Land Access Program, which produced the 2010 National Best Plantain Farmer and the Ahafo Agribusiness Growth Initiative. Newmont Ghana’s continuous improvement effort in environmental compliance and application of best practices has also been recognized by the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, which confirmed achievement of a Blue AKOBEN Rating for the Ahafo Mine for 2010.
Newmont Ghana is committed to high standards in environmental protection, health and safety measures and social responsibility in its efforts to be the most valued and respected mining company through industry leading performance.
For more information on the 2012 “100 Best Corporate Citizens List” visit Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Website and on Newmont and Newmont Ghana’s 2011 Global Sustainability Report visit Beyond the Mine.
About Newmont Ghana
Newmont Ghana is one of five core operating districts for Newmont Mining Corporation (www.newmont.com), one of the largest gold companies in the world. Newmont Ghana operates the Ahafo Mine in the Brong-Ahafo Region and also has a development project, the Akyem Project in the Birim-North District of the Eastern Region. Newmont Ghana employs approximately 4, 600 employees and contractors, with the majority working at its Ahafo Mine. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected in Newmont Ghana’s high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for its employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.