About This Report
Beyond the Mine is an annual report that focuses on Newmont’s current operating sites. Data presented covers our performance for the 2016 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 2016.
All financial figures are quoted in United States dollars unless otherwise noted. Some figures and percentages may not add up to total or 100 percent due to rounding. References to "Newmont," "the Company," "we" and "our" refer to Newmont Mining Corporation and/or our affiliates, joint ventures and subsidiaries.
We prepared our 2016 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 2016 10-K report.
Unless noted otherwise, this report covers sustainability matters related to the following significant locations of operation:
- The Ahafo and Akyem mines in Ghana;
- The Boddington, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) and Tanami operations in Australia;
- The Carlin, Phoenix and Twin Creeks operating complexes in Nevada;
- The Cripple Creek & Victor mine in Colorado; and
- The Yanacocha operation in Peru.
In general, this report does not include data for assets divested or acquired during the year, non-managed joint ventures, exploration activities, projects and closed sites. However, references to these sites and locations are included in the report when they are material and provide context.
This year’s report also includes a number of updates on the performance of our Merian mine in Suriname and Long Canyon operation in Nevada. However, because both mines entered commercial production in late 2016, we will begin reporting full data for the operations in our 2017 report. In addition, some data from the Batu Hijau operation, which was divested on November 2, 2016, may be included in certain metrics. These instances are noted in footnotes and/or disclosures.
Our Yanacocha operation and our Australia region publish annual sustainability reports in line with the GRI guidelines. Our Australia region's report supports our membership in, and signatory commitment to, the Minerals Council of Australia.
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 footnotes or corresponding disclosures.
Significant Changes in Reporting Parameters
There were no significant changes in the scope or aspect boundaries in 2016. However, we updated calculations for some metrics – such as water, energy and greenhouse gas intensity – to better align with other external reporting methods and requirements. Changes to this effect are noted in the corresponding disclosures.
More information about Newmont is available on our website. For details on our financial performance and governance structure, please refer to our 2016 10-K report, an annual overview of Newmont’s business and financial condition submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.