Beyond the Mine is an annual report that focuses on Newmont’s current operating sites. Data presented covers our performance for the 2015 calendar year, which corresponds to our fiscal year. Where noted, references may be made to historical results. We have published our global sustainability reports on an annual basis since 2003. The latest was published in April 2015.
All financial figures are quoted in United States dollars, unless otherwise noted. References to "Newmont," "the Company," "we" and "our" refer to Newmont Mining Corporation and/or our affiliates, joint ventures and subsidiaries.
We prepared our 2015 global sustainability report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Core option guidelines, including the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement. Bureau Veritas North America Inc. assured this report, and Ernst & Young LLP audited the financial data reported in Newmont’s 2015 10-K report.
Unless noted otherwise, this report covers sustainability matters related to the following significant locations of operation:
- Boddington, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) and Tanami in Australia;
- Ahafo and Akyem in Ghana;
- Batu Hijau in Indonesia;
- Yanacocha in Peru; and
- The Carlin, Phoenix and Twin Creeks operating complexes in Nevada.
Exploration activities, projects and closed sites are included in the report when they are material and provide context. Due to the reduced personnel and system resources allocated during the exploration and closure stages, the data and results are less comparable to those of operating sites.
Assets divested or acquired during the year, as well as non-managed joint ventures, are not covered in this report. Newmont reports data for KCGM – a joint venture that is 50 percent owned by Newmont and 50 percent owned by Barrick Gold Corporation and managed by KCGM – in all sections except the “Our People” section. Footnotes to this effect are included for greater transparency. With Newmont assuming management oversight of KCGM in mid-2015, we will begin reporting KCGM data for all sections going forward.
Our Yanacocha operation in Peru and our Asia Pacific region publish annual sustainability reports in line with the GRI guidelines. Our Asia Pacific region's report covers our performance in Australia and supports our membership in and signatory commitment to the Minerals Council of Australia. In addition, the Asociacion Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC) – Yanacocha's foundation in Peru – and the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF) and Newmont Akyem Development Foundation (NAkDeF) in Ghana provide annual updates on programs that support sustainable development in their respective regions.
Ongoing improvements to our data collection systems, processes and quality can result in restatements of previously reported data. Such restatements have been provided in the body of this report and are noted as such in the footnote or corresponding disclosures.
Significant Changes in Reporting Parameters
There were no significant changes in the scope or aspect boundaries in 2015.
More information about Newmont is available on our website. For details on our financial performance and governance structure, please refer to our 2015 10-K report, an annual overview of Newmont’s business and financial condition submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.