Newmont participates in the following organizations and initiatives to inform our sustainability programs and improve our performance.
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Sustainable Development Framework
As a founding member, we commit to implementing and reporting on ICMM’s 10 Principles for Sustainable Development, which cover corporate governance, environmental stewardship and community engagement.
United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact promotes responsible corporate citizenship and a collaborative approach to forging a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. We report our progress toward implementing the 10 Global Compact Principles in this report. We also participate in the United Nations Global Compact LEAD Program, which promotes adoption of the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership.
Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR)
This global initiative seeks to protect human rights through leading safety and security practices. Signatories include the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway and the Netherlands, and other industry and NGO participants. Newmont reports on our efforts to implement and promote the principles on a regional basis every year.
International Organization for Standardization – Environmental Management System Standard ISO 14001
ISO 14001 standards require effective controls and a systematic approach to setting and achieving improvement targets. All our operations’ environmental management systems are certified to ISO 14001 standards, with the exception of Akyem in Ghana. Akyem commenced operations in late 2013 and is preparing for an ISO 14001 external certification audit in 2016.
Occupational Health and Safety Audit System 18001 (OHSAS)
Newmont’s standards align with OHSAS requirements for occupational health and safety management systems and call for independent verification.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
The CDP works with corporations and shareholders to disclose major corporations’ greenhouse gas emissions. Newmont has participated in the CDP’s annual questionnaire related to greenhouse gas emissions since 2007 and in its Global Water Report since 2012.
International Cyanide Management Code (ICMC)
In 2005, Newmont became one of the first signatories of the ICMC, which aims to improve the safe transport, storage and use of cyanide to protect human health and reduce the potential for environmental harm. Signatories commit to upholding ICMC’s principles and standards and to commissioning independent audits. In 2014, eight of our 11 active operations that use cyanide were certified as compliant. In early 2015, the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) recertified the Yanacocha and Ahafo operations and certified the Akyem operation. In 2015, we will begin the certification process at the Emigrant operation to align with our other Carlin facilities in Nevada.
Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI)
Newmont is a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s PACI. We do not tolerate bribery or corruption, we require training based on PACI principles for the employee base most likely to encounter bribery or corruption risks, and we adhere to even more stringent U.K. Bribery Act requirements.
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
Newmont is actively involved in EITI’s efforts to promote transparency in how governments spend revenues received from extractive industries, and we also support the initiative by reporting our tax and royalty payments annually.
World Economic Forum (WEF) and its Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI)
Newmont is an active member of the WEF and has been an active member of the RMDI since it was established in 2010. The RMDI seeks to better understand the challenges of sustainable mineral development and to identify and pilot potential solutions to address these challenges.
Publish What You Pay
This coalition of international NGOs calls for the mandatory disclosure of payments that members of the extractive industry make to governments to develop a country’s natural resources.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Our 2014 global sustainability report was compiled in accordance with GRI G3 guidelines and reviewed by an independent assurance company with the goal of achieving an A+ GRI rating. We will follow the G4 framework for our 2015 report.
Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility
Newmont upholds the Sullivan Principles as part of our efforts to protect human rights and promote social justice and economic opportunity.
World Gold Council (WGC)
The WGC promotes responsible mining practices across the gold industry. Our Conflict-Free Gold Standard and our approach to reporting all-in sustaining costs are largely informed by guidelines and standards developed by the WGC and its member companies.
AccountAbility’s AA1000 Assurance Standard
This standard is built to improve how companies manage, report and continuously improve their sustainability performance.