Over the past few months, Newmont’s efforts to develop a more inclusive, diverse workplace and talent pipeline were recognized by two notable Colorado organizations.
Newmont was recently honored for its efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
In September, Newmont was one of only six publicly traded companies in Colorado honored by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce for having at least three women on their boards (women comprise 33 percent of Newmont’s Board of Directors). And in October, the National Diversity Council presented Newmont with the DiversityFIRST Award in recognition of our efforts to cultivate and promote diversity and foster a more inclusive work environment.
In 2013, we introduced a formal global inclusion and diversity strategy to address barriers and foster opportunities for underrepresented groups – including women – in employment, development and leadership.
Group Executive Melissa Gustafson, Global Inclusion and Diversity Director Jeannine Carter, and Senior Vice President Scott Lawson accept the DiversityFIRST award on Newmont’s behalf.
Numerous external studies show that a more diverse workplace translates to better business performance. One such recent study, Credit Suisse’s The CS Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management report, states that companies with women in 10 percent of key leadership roles delivered 27 percent higher returns and 42 percent higher dividends than those with lower representation.
Beyond the research, our commitment to a more inclusive and diverse workplace serves a more important purpose – to attract and retain the best and brightest by making Newmont a place where people want to work and thrive.
For more information about Newmont’s commitment to global inclusion and diversity, please visit our annual sustainability report, Beyond the Mine.