Water

EN8, EN10, EN21

Water consumption (in thousands kiloliters (kL))

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total water withdrawn 505,707 481,348 534,446 575,965 509,028
Surface water 57,085 46,444 60,678 55,571 52,574
Groundwater 130,548 156,710 167,752 163,612 144,975
Precipitation 97,901 85,017 104,799 105,240 89,884
Municipal water 1,639 1,874 1,791 1,845 1,750
Ocean water used for processing 59,166 47,925 32,213 32,699 30,809
Ocean water used for cooling 159,368 143,378 167,213 216,997 189,036
Total water consumed (withdrawn minus direct and total discharges) 462,617 436,367 449,250 491,433 434,038
Total water recycled 277,736 272,713 246,435 209,361 229,011
Total water used (consumed + recycled) 739,266 709,079 695,685 700,794 663,049

Note: The volume of total water consumed was corrected for 2010.

EN23

Discharges that exceeded metals and/or other parameters (in thousands kL)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
660 4,216 192 1,114 180.9

Note: Discharges included manganese (106,800 kL) and sulfate (71,200 kL) released from a sediment control dam during April, June and November 2014 at our Ahafo operation in Ghana. A severe storm event in April at our Waihi operation in New Zealand resulted in a one-time release of acidic water (2,000 kL) and 930 kL of water exceeding the total suspended solids limit.


Energy and Climate Change

EN3, EN4

Total electricity consumption – energy value (in millions GJ)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Direct energy consumption
Total site-generated electricity (direct energy generation) 4.3 9.4 8.8 8.4 7.8
Diesel power 0.60 0.83 0.68 0.72 0.69
Waste oil 0.06 0 0 0 0
Coal-fired power 3.3 8.2 7.7 8.5 8.2
Natural gas–fired power 0.35 0.33 0.37 0.37 0
LPG/propane power 0 0 0 0 0
Total site-generated electricity sold 0 0 0 1.15 1.1
Total site-generated electricity consumed 4.3 9.4 8.8 8.4 7.8
Indirect energy consumption
Total grid electricity (indirect energy generation) 11.7 6.9 8.7 8.9 9.0
Grid electricity from renewable sources 3.3 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.8
Grid electricity from non-renewable sources 8.4 2.6 4.7 5.0 5.2
Total electricity consumption (direct + indirect) 15.9 16.3 17.4 17.4 16.7

Direct energy consumption – energy value (in millions GJ)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Direct non-renewable energy consumption 37.0 55.6 51.2 57.2 52.1
Coal 10.4 23.3 22.1 27.4 26.4
Diesel 22.8 24.8 25.4 26.3 22.6
Waste oil 0.2 0.06 0.02 0.03 0.04
Gasoline 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
Natural gas 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 1.8
Propane 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.8
Heavy fuel oil 0.2 4.0 0.3 0.3 0.2
Aviation fuel 0.003 0.03 0.02 0.01 0.03
Total direct renewable energy consumption 0.21 0.43 0.41 0.36 0.31
Total direct energy consumption (energy value of primary sources) 37.2 56.0 51.6 57.5 52.4

EN16, EN17

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) (in millions of tonnes)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total direct emissions 3.1 4.6 4.3 4.5 4.1
From coal 1.0 2.4 2 2.2 2.1
From diesel 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.6
From waste oil 0.004 0.003 0.0002 0.0003 0.0003
From gasoline 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
From natural gas 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.09
From propane 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.05
From heavy fuel oil 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
From aviation fuel 0.0002 0.002 0.002 0.0003 0.002
From ANFO 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.004 0.002
From heavy ANFO 0 0 0 0.002 0.006
From emulsion 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.01
From autoclave 0.09 0.1 0.11 0.11 0.11
From roasters 0.09 0.1 0.09 0.08 0.11
From quick lime production 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04
From ARD neutralization 0.003 0.003 0.01 0.003 0.003
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) TR TR TR TR TR
Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) 0.003 0.003 0.008 0.01 0
Methane (CH4) TR TR TR TR TR
Total indirect emissions 1.7 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2
Total emissions 4.7 5.7 5.4 5.7 5.4

TR = Trace, which is <0.0001


Waste Management

EN22, MM4

Waste produced

Units 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total waste rock generated million tonnes 419.2 483.6 559.6 568.7 406.6
Potentially acid-generating waste rock million tonnes 179.9 244.4 288.5 293.4 148.4
Non-potentially acid-generating waste rock million tonnes 239.4 239.2 271.1 275.3 258.2
Total tailings million tonnes 137.5 129.8 145.4 173 146.1
Tailings to surface million tonnes 93.2 96.7 112.3 139.8 124.1
In-pit tailings million tonnes 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.01
Sub-surface tailings million tonnes 0 0 0 0 0
Sub-sea tailings million tonnes 42.5 31.7 31.8 31.9 21.9
Total hazardous waste thousand tonnes 28.3 36.2 28.5 63.6 38.9
Total hazardous waste sent off site but not recycled thousand tonnes 3.7 3.6 4 2.6 2.0
Total hazardous waste treated/disposed of on site thousand tonnes 11.4 12.3 15.1 35.6 14.1
Total hazardous waste recycled thousand tonnes 13.2 20.3 9.4 25.4 22.9
Total non-hazardous waste thousand tonnes 68.7 77.1 72.4 60.4 49.5
Total non-hazardous waste to landfill (household and industrial waste) thousand tonnes 31.9 29.2 24.2 14.6 13.2
Total non-hazardous waste sent to other locations thousand tonnes 16.9 22.3 20.3 20.1 7.9
Total non-hazardous recycled waste removed from site thousand tonnes 19.2 25 27.7 25.7 28.2
Total non-hazardous waste incinerated thousand tonnes 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2
Elemental Mercury (Hg) tonnes 71.8 53.8 39.3 24.8 20.9

Production data

Units 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Gold sales million ounces 6.45 5.9 5.58 5.46 4.97
Copper sales million pounds 600.44 351.7 224.23 227.44 273.2
Ore mined million tonnes 205.18 188.02 153.91 206.87 220.3
Ore to leach pad million tonnes 68.88 61.12 62.87 73.38 55.6
Ore milled million tonnes 116.11 109.77 111.54 115.02 110.8
Waste rock million tonnes 455.81 506.92 480.87 620.37 398.5
Total rock removed (ore mined + waste rock) million tonnes 660.99 694.94 634.78 827.24 618.7

EN1, EN24

Materials usage

Units 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Cement thousand tonnes 63 48 79.3 93.6 81.7
Cyanide (CN) thousand tonnes 47.8 51 52.3 47.4 46.2
Grinding media thousand tonnes 106.7 106.6 98.4 104.1 97.7
Lime thousand tonnes 522.5 470.1 503.1 472.7 483.6
Tires (by weight) thousand tonnes 14.2 13.8 14 15 12.8
Lubes thousand kL 12.3 14.3 13.1 13.2 13.2
HCL thousand kL 6.8 7.2 5.9 6.7 6.7
H2SO4 thousand kL 17.9 56.3 58.6 58.9 56.5
Coal thousand tonnes 528.5 1,141.2 1,106.0 1,201.3 1,120.7
Diesel thousand kL 589.4 640.9 657.9 679.4 588.1
Waste oil thousand kL 1.7 1.5 0.5 0 1.0
Gasoline thousand kL 4.9 5 5.3 5.4 4.0
Natural gas thousand gigajoules (GJ) 3,044.07 2,957.32 2,993.56 2,858.98 1,829.8
Propane thousand kL 9.1 10.4 7.6 6.1 30.0
Heavy fuel oil thousand kL 84.4 95.7 6.4 6.7 6.4
Aviation fuel thousand kL 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.7
ANFO thousand tonnes 62.6 48.2 36.5 21.9 12.9
Heavy ANFO thousand tonnes 0 0 0.8 9.0 35.3
Emulsion thousand tonnes 99.9 112.6 84.5 89.7 79.7

EN2

Recycled input materials

The following table presents data regarding the percentage of a specific material we use in our mineral processing that is made up of recycled material. For instance, in 2014, 75 percent of the grinding media we used was made from recycled scrap metal.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Recycled cement 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Recycled sodium cyanide 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Recycled grinding media 56.0% 75.1% 78.1% 78.9% 75.0%
Recycled lime 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Recycled tires 0.2% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Recycled lubes 21.5% 18.2% 21.0% 18.7% 0.0%
Recycled H2SO4 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Recycled HCL 17.7% 7.8% 12.5% 15.7% 16.4%


Biodiversity

EN15

Biodiversity impacts

Units 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Sites in which biodiversity is covered in EIA or similar document number 9 of 13 9 of 13 9 of 13 11 of 14 11 of 13
Mine lease area thousand hectares 484 496 505 469 376
Potential area of impact thousand hectares 186 186 186 187 185
IUCN management areas within area of potential impact thousand hectares 0 0 0 0 0
UNESCO world heritage sites within area of potential impact thousand hectares 0 0 0 0 0
UNESCO man and biosphere reserves within area of potential impact thousand hectares 0 0 0 0 0
RAMSAR wetlands within area of potential impact thousand hectares 0 0 0 0 0
Alliance for Zero Extinction area within area of potential impact thousand hectares 0 0 0 0 0
Key biodiversity areas within area of potential impact thousand hectares 0 0 0 0 0
Important bird areas within area of potential impact thousand hectares 0 0 0 0 0
Total IUCN listed wildlife mortalities number 170 175 176 238 237
Vulnerable number 0 9 0 0 0
Endangered number 0 0 1 3 1
Critically endangered number 0 0 1 0 0
Near threatened number N/A N/A 3 6 5
Least concern number N/A N/A 171 229 231
Not specified number 170 166 0 0

Note: Data summary of wildlife mortalities was adjusted in 2012 to include specific data on “least concern” and “near threatened” mortalities, whereas before they were reported together as not specified. Going forward, data from each of the six categories will be reported individually.


Air Quality

EN20

Air emissions

Units 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
SOx (SO2) thousand tonnes 171.9 171.6 173.8 171.6 168.2
NOx (NO2) thousand tonnes 6 6.5 6 6.9 6.4
PM10 thousand tonnes 17.9 20.3 21 22.3 19.0
Carbon monoxide (CO) thousand tonnes 2.3 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.3
Mercury (Hg) tonnes 5.4 5.2 4.1 3.5 4.0
Arsenic (As) tonnes 4.4 4.1 4.7 6 4.6
Lead (Pb) tonnes 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.5
Selenium (Se) tonnes 3.9 0.6 3.9 3.8 4.1

Note: Our Australia sites operated by Newmont report air emissions on a fiscal year basis (July 1 to June 30) while Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) reports its air emissions on a calendar year basis (January 1 to December 31).


Cyanide Code 2014 summary data

Total
Incidents of cyanide exposure resulting in hospitalization 0
Incidents where release off the mine site required response or remediation 0
Incidents where release on or off the mine site resulted in significant adverse effects to health 0
Incidents where release on or off the mine site resulted in significant adverse effects to the environment 0
Incidents where release on or off the mine site required reporting under applicable regulations 22
Incidents where release caused exceedances of applicable limits for cyanide 12

Cyanide incidents

Site
Ahafo 0 0 0 0 0 0
Akyem 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boddington 0 0 0 0 4 3
Carlin 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tanami 0 0 0 0 0 0
KCGM 0 0 0 0 0 2
Lone Tree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Phoenix 0 0 0 0 7 0
Twin Creeks 0 0 0 0 10 7
Waihi 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yanacocha 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 22 12

– Incidents of cyanide exposure resulting in hospitalization
– Incidents where release off the mine site required response or remediation
– Incidents where release on or off the mine site resulted in significant adverse effects to health
– Incidents where release on or off the mine site resulted in significant adverse effects to the environment
– Incidents where release on or off the mine site required reporting under applicable regulations
– Incidents where release caused exceedances of applicable limits for cyanide


Closure and Reclamation

EN30

Hectares of concurrent reclamation

Country Reclamation area (ha)
Ghana 50.2
Peru 533.4
Nevada 3,226.9
Australia/New Zealand 517.0
Indonesia (Batu Hijau) 75.8
Total 4,403.3

MM1