Beyond the Mine is our annual sustainability report that focuses on Newmont’s current operating sites. Data presented covers our performance for the 2017 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 2017.
All financial figures are quoted in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted. Some figures and percentages may not add up to the total figure 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 2017 global sustainability report in accordance with the GRI G4 Guidelines Core option, 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 2017 10-K report.
Unless noted otherwise, this report covers sustainability matters related to the following significant locations of operation:
- Ahafo and Akyem in Ghana;
- Boddington, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) and Tanami in Australia;
- Carlin, Long Canyon, Phoenix and Twin Creeks operating complexes in Nevada;
- Cripple Creek & Victor in Colorado;
- Merian in Suriname; and
- Yanacocha 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.
In addition to our global report, we publish regional sustainability reports that serve as an important communications tool with local stakeholders. Our Australia region’s report supports our membership in, and signatory commitment to, the Minerals Council of Australia. The Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC) – Yanacocha’s foundation – also publishes an annual update on programs that support sustainable development in the communities near the mine.
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 2017. However, beginning in 2017 and going forward, employee and contractor figures in the People Data Appendix and Local Employment and Procurement section include all personnel, whereas previous years only reported employee and contractor data from operating sites. 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 2017 10-K report, an annual overview of Newmont’s business and financial condition submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.