Newmont’s stated purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One example of the many ways we do this is a recently awarded business contract to Kulbardi, an aboriginal-owned stationery and office-products supplier in Australia. In the three-year contract expected to be worth $1.1 million, Kulbardi will provide office supplies to all of Newmont’s Australian operations and corporate offices, which include Boddington, Tanami, Subiaco and Welshpool.
Newmont has a long-standing partnership with the Kooya Group and its owner, Kim Collard, who holds a 51 percent interest in Kulbardi.
“Having traditional custodial links to the Boddington area, I hold Newmont in high esteem in terms of its indigenous engagement strategies and this contract is further extension of that commitment,” Mr. Collard said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to have the brand of Newmont come on board as a customer.”
Newmont Asia Pacific Group Executive for Sustainability and External Relations Ken Ramsey said the contract marked an important milestone for the company.
“This represents our first office supply products contract with an Indigenous company, and we look forward to expanding our business partnership with Kooya,” Mr. Ramsey said. “Our strategy to make Newmont safe, profitable and responsible includes seeking opportunities to ensure our operations can be a catalyst for sustainable economic development for indigenous Australians and the communities in which we operate.”
For more about our operations in Australia, visit our website: www.newmont.com/operations-and-projects/australia-pacific/default.aspx.