About the Asia Pacific Sustainability Report
Newmont is committed to managing each stage of the mining lifecycle safely and responsibly to generate lasting value for our stakeholders.
Transparent reporting of our performance over the last decade is central to identifying the challenges, achievements and areas for improvement in meeting our commitments to health and safety, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
The performance of our operations in Australia and New Zealand is detailed in our annual Asia Pacific Sustainability Report, and complies with the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) reporting standards.
Our Asia Pacific (APAC) region comprises three operations in Australia and one in New Zealand. In Australia our mines include the Tanami Operations in the Northern Territory, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM – a joint venture with Barrick Australia Pacific) and Boddington in Western Australia. On the North Island of New Zealand, we currently operate the Waihi mine, which we recently entered into a definitive agreement to sell to OceanaGold Corporation.
The Asia Pacific Sustainability Report complements Newmont’s global, annual sustainability report, Beyond The Mine, and also includes information about sites that are no longer operational in our Asia Pacific region.
Quick Facts from the APAC Sustainability Report
As Australia’s largest gold producer, Newmont continued its industry leading performance in 2014, with a focus on creating value and improving lives through sustainable and responsible mining.
Our Asia Pacific Sustainability targets for 2014 were strategically aligned to business drivers, which seek to create value for shareholders, communities, governments and others with an interest in Newmont’s sustainable performance.
The report highlights our 2014 successes and sets out our plans for continuous improvement in 2015. Key accomplishments for 2014 included:
- $A2.28 million contributed to community programs in Asia Pacific;
- Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate of 1.23, a 10 percent reduction from 2013;
- Regional water strategy implemented; and
- Improving cross-cultural engagement with our host communities, and renewed focus on indigenous employment at our operations.
Newmont has adopted a strong set of principles and practices to deliver best practices in health and safety, the development, operating and closure of mines and generating sustainable social, environmental and economic benefits for the communities in which we operate.
To learn more about Newmont’s performance in these areas and more, visit our website: www.newmont.com