Throughout 2014, Newmont helped to make a positive difference in the lives of people in communities near our sites – in both big and small ways. While NADeF (Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation) – recognized as the best social investment vehicle in Africa – supported development programs in 10 communities near our Ahafo operations, our partnership with AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) helped indigenous teenagers graduate from high school and continue their educational journey.
These stories and others can be found in the Economic and Social Performance section of Beyond the Mine. They illustrate the many ways in which we aim to make our operations a catalyst for sustainable economic and social development.
We believe that the key to creating shared value is building healthy community relationships based on mutual trust and respect. By partnering with local communities, we strive to ensure that our efforts are focused on initiatives that will make a lasting and meaningful difference in their lives.
Other noteworthy achievements for Newmont in 2014 include:
- Purchased $1.4 billion in local goods and services and $3 billion in the countries that host our operations;
- Launched an internship program at our Yanacocha operation in Peru, which was designed to build an entry-level talent pipeline for professional roles – 94 percent of the interns were Cajamarquinos from nearby communities; and
- Continued our decades-long relationship with Project C.U.R.E., joining with them in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
To learn more about Newmont’s commitment to sustainable performance, visit Beyond the Mine.