Our Indonesian joint venture, PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT), was recently honored as The Best Mining Company in Environmental Compliance by Majalah Tambang, one of the most influential and respected mining magazines in Indonesia. This prestigious award recognizes PTNNT’s outstanding environmental management at our Batu Hijau mine. Nominees are evaluated by government officials, journalists and representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
PTNNT not only was recognized as The Best Mining Company in Environmental Compliance, but also was a nominee in two other categories: Best Mining Practice and Good Governance, and Best in Implementing CSR (corporate social responsibility).
PTNNT operates the Batu Hijau mine, which is a large copper and gold deposit in Indonesia that Newmont discovered in 1990. In 2011, Batu Hijau produced 283 million pounds of copper and 318,000 ounces of gold. In addition to the recognition by Majalah Tambang, PTNNT also has received several other awards from the Indonesian government and third parties. In the last decade, the company has been recognized more than 20 times for demonstrating leadership in safety, community development, corporate responsibility and environmental management programs.
PTNNT’s ongoing commitment to operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner reflects Newmont’s Values and is crucial to maintaining our social license to operate around the world. You can learn more about how we create shared value and Newmont’s performance in all of our regions in our annual sustainability report, Beyond the Mine.
We want to congratulate and thank all of our employees at PTNNT for their diligent commitment to safety, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.