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Code of Conduct
Our commitment to high ethical standards, corporate responsibility and professional integrity is reflected in our Code of Conduct (the “Code”), which was updated, reviewed and ratified by our Board of Directors this year and will be re-evaluated at least every three years.
For all employees, officers and Directors, partners, vendors and contractors, our Code defines the standards of behavior we expect and details our expectations that they act ethically and adhere to the social, environmental and economic principles of sustainable development.
Six global policies state our intentions, aspirations and commitments across key aspects of our business.
- Health and Safety
- Operations and Resource Development
- Asset Value Protection
- Business Integrity
- Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement
These policies are supported by standards, which specify minimum acceptable requirements; guidelines, which provide a recommended approach; and procedures, which define how work should be done and who should do it.
Our Business Integrity Policy, which was implemented in 2014, requires all those engaged in activities on our behalf to work honestly and in the best interests of the Company, to avoid corruption and bribery of any kind, and to ensure compliance with various relevant legal requirements. It also requires those involved in reporting information about Newmont to do so appropriately and in a timely and accurate manner.
We engage with governments and other stakeholders on a variety of issues, including worker health and safety, environmental protection, trade, economic development, infrastructure, transparency, rule of law, and other areas of public policy that contribute to our success. This engagement is in strict accordance with all applicable laws, the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), and Newmont’s Code of Conduct, Business Integrity Policy and standards on ethical conduct.
Our Political Contributions Standard details the rules and processes for making political contributions or otherwise engaging in the legislative or political process. Finalized and implemented in early 2014, this standard states our commitment to report our political contributions to our Board of Directors on a semi-annual basis and annually on our website.