Newmont employees around the globe demonstrate our core value of sustainability through charitable giving, volunteering and supporting programs that positively impact the communities where we live and work.
Employees in our North America region have been actively involved in philanthropy on a number of fronts, including:
- The Newmont Legacy Fund – a charitable organization formed by our Nevada employees to contribute to the health and wellbeing of communities across northern Nevada – concluded its annual employee-giving campaign at the end of October. This year, nearly 74 percent of our Nevada-based employees pledged a record $1.316 million. With Newmont matching employee contributions dollar for dollar, a total of $2.63 million will go toward assisting hundreds of northern Nevada non-profit organizations in 2017.
- At our Cripple Creek & Victor operation in Colorado, Newmont presented the City of Woodland Park with a $75,000 installment as part of a three-year, $200,000 commitment to help fund construction of a new community aquatic center. The project brings community members, local government, charitable foundations and local businesses together to build a facility that will be affordable for and accessible to all local residents.
- Our Twin Creeks mine near Winnemucca, Nevada recently donated a boom truck to the city. Boom trucks are essentially mobile cranes that can lift, lower and swing heavy loads. The truck will be used to help with a number of City projects including pump maintenance at the City’s new wastewater treatment facility.
- In Elko, Nevada, we sponsored a bus with the Greater Elko Transit (GET) My Ride public transportation system, which is used by community members including seniors, veterans and students. This donation also helps the program obtain matching federal grants.
- In Denver, where our headquarters are located, Newmont partnered with The Park People’s Mile High Tree Champions program to enhance Denver’s urban forest. In mid- October dozens of employees, along with family members and friends, spent two volunteer days planting more than thirty trees at public housing locations throughout the city that have low tree cover. This was the fifth time Newmont employees have participated in the organization’s Mile High Tree Champions
- Employees from our Carlin operations’ Vital Behaviors group in Nevada showed support for cancer victims and survivors by designing and building a cancer awareness park bench, which was installed at the Johnny Appleseed Park in Elko in early October. This special monument pays tribute to friends, family members and loved ones affected by cancer.
These are just some of the ways we serve our communities through philanthropy, volunteering and supporting organizations that are focused on benefiting future generations. Discover more about our efforts to help communities build a more sustainable future in the Community Investments section of Beyond the Mine, our annual sustainability report.