This is an annual report that focuses on Newmont’s current operating sites. Data presented covers our performance for the 2014 calendar year, which corresponds to our fiscal year. Where noted, references may be made to historical results. Our global sustainability reports have been published on an annual basis since 2003. The latest was published in April 2014.
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.
Our Yanacocha operation in Peru and our Asia Pacific region publish annual sustainability reports in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines. Our Asia Pacific region’s report covers our performance in Australia and New Zealand and supports our membership in and signatory commitment to the Minerals Council of Australia. Both the Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC) – Yanacocha’s foundation in Peru – and the Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF) in Ghana provide annual updates on programs that support sustainable development in their respective regions as well. The Newmont Akyem Development Foundation (NAkDeF), which was launched in 2014, will publish its first annual report in 2015.
Exploration activities, projects and closed sites are included in the report when they are material and provide context. The rationale for this decision is based on the lack of robust data collection systems, which makes the data for some projects less comparable to those of operating sites.
Joint ventures managed by Newmont are covered in this report, but non-managed joint ventures are not. Newmont reports data for Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (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 People and Environmental Stewardship sections. Footnotes to this effect are included in both sections for greater transparency.
We prepared our 2014 sustainability report in accordance with the GRI G3 guidelines, including the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement. It has been assured by Bureau Veritas. Financial data reported in Newmont’s 2014 Annual Report was audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Our data collection processes are continuous as we aim to improve our systems, processes and the quality of the data. This can result in restatements of previously reported data. Such restatements have been corrected in the body of this report and are noted in the footnote or corresponding disclosures.
Significant Changes in Reporting Parameters
There were no significant changes in reporting parameters in 2014.
For more information about Newmont, including details on our financial performance and governance structure, please refer to our 2014 10-K report, an annual overview of Newmont’s business and financial condition submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.