Tom Palmer, Newmont’s Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, recently spoke at the Western Australia Mining Club and the annual Diggers & Dealers conference. In his presentations, Tom spoke about Newmont’s history in Asia Pacific and highlighted ongoing efforts to improve safety, profitability and responsibility at the company’s operations and projects in the region. This includes a steady reduction in injury rates in the company’s goal to achieve zero harm, as well as efforts to increase female workforce participation.
In addition to improved safety performance and an industry leading commitment to environmental and social responsibility, Tom focused on the successful implementation of the company’s Full Potential program designed to improve efficiency and productivity.
At Newmont’s Boddington gold mine in Western Australia, this data-driven program has resulted in improvements in haul truck operations, reduced truck wait times and shorter full plant shutdowns – all of which have contributed to strong production performance.
Tanami, in Australia’s Northern Territory, was also showcased for successfully decreasing the overall cycle time of the truck fleet, which is essential to the performance of Tanami as an underground mine. As a result of improved productivity and efficiency at Tanami, Newmont Asia Pacific is in a stronger position to expand the Tanami operation and extend its mine life.
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