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Workforce

Total workforce1
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Employees

13,425

13,027

10,804

12,569

12,442

Contractors

14,629

13,749

9,312

12,111

11,765

Total

28,054

26,776

20,116

24,680

24,207

1 Employee and contractor numbers for 2014, 2015 and 2016 include personnel from operating sites only, and also include personnel from divested assets up until the year the asset was divested. Beginning in 2017, employee and contractor figures include all personnel.
Employees by region
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Africa

2,003

1,998

1,954

1,953

2,043

Australia1

5,549

5,380

2,683

2,895

2,824

North America2

3,777

3,743

4,438

4,838

4,762

South America

2,096

1,906

1,729

2,883

2,813

Total

13,425

13,027

10,804

12,569

12,442

1 The Australia region was once the Asia Pacific region and included the Waihi operation in New Zealand, which was divested in 2015, and the Batu Hijau operation in Indonesia, which was divested in 2016. This table includes Batu Hijau operations in 2014 and 2015 and the Waihi operation in 2014. Employees associated with reclamation in Indonesia are included in Australia's employee data in 2017 and 2018, a total of 10 and 2 employees, respectively.
2 Two employees located in France are reported in the North America data for consolidated reporting purposes.
Contractors by region
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Africa

3,893

3,130

2,022

3,261

3,469

Australia1

4,192

4,871

2,038

1,541

1,539

North America

1,861

1,422

1,556

2,237

1,580

South America

4,683

4,326

3,696

5,072

5,177

Total

14,629

13,749

9,312

12,111

11,765

1 The Australia region was once the Asia Pacific region and included the Waihi operation in New Zealand, which was divested in 2015, and the Batu Hijau operation in Indonesia, which was divested in 2016. This table includes Batu Hijau operations in 2014 and 2015 and the Waihi operation in 2014.

Employees by Type, Region, Gender and Category

2018 Employees by type

Full-time

99.2%

Part-time

0.8%

2018 Employees by country and gender
Female Male Total2

Australia

633

2,189

2,822

Ghana

203

1,826

2,029

Peru

119

1,358

1,477

Suriname

195

1,066

1,261

United States

796

3,984

4,780

Other1

5

30

35

Total2

1,951

10,453

12,404

1 Other represents employees from reclamation sites, exploration sites, legacy sites and other offices.
2 Total excludes 38 employees where gender is unavailable.
2018 Workforce composition
Expat Local National

Employees

168

2,345

9,929

Contractors1

164

4,906

2,866

1 Contractors include those sites that track personnel data by local and national categories and, when combined, equal an amount less than our total number of contractors.
2018 Local and national employee representation
Expat % of total employees Local % of total employees National % of total employees Total Total %

Senior management

19

0.2%

0

0.0%

140

1.1%

159

1.3%

Management

84

0.7%

117

0.9%

1,408

11.3%

1,609

12.9%

Non-management

65

0.5%

319

2.6%

2,506

20.1%

2,890

23.2%

Hourly/non-exempt

0

0.0%

1,909

15.3%

5,875

47.2%

7,784

62.6%

Total

168

1.4%

2,345

18.8%

9,929

79.8%

12,442

100%

2018 Employees by category
Female Male Total1

Senior management

31

128

159

Management

235

1,374

1,609

Non-management

714

2,176

2,890

Hourly/non-exempt

971

6,775

7,746

Total1

1,951

10,453

12,404

1 Total excludes 38 employees where gender is unavailable.
Percentage of our workforce represented by union or workplace agreement
Country 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Australia

10%

12%

41%

38%

24%

Ghana1

100%

100%

100%

100%

98%

Peru

26%

28%

28%

29%

34%

Suriname

NA

NA

NA

0%

45%

United States

39%

40%

35%

32%

31%

Total

56%

49%

51%

40%

42%

Note: As of December 31, 2018, various unions represented approximately 34 percent of our employee workforce worldwide.
1 International employees not represented by a union or collective bargaining agreement constitute 2 percent of our total workforce in Ghana.
Female representation
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Board of Directors

33%

30%

30.0%

41.7%

41.7%

Executive leadership team

33%

33%

33.3%

33.3%

25.0%

Female representation by employee category

Senior management

16%

15%

16.3%

17.4%

19.5%

Management

9%

9%

12.2%

13.6%

14.6%

Non-management

24%

23%

25.3%

25.0%

24.7%

Hourly/non-exempt

5%

8%

11.8%

11.5%

12.5%

Total employees

11%

11%

14.8%

15.4%

15.7%

Note: Beginning in 2016, we began reporting female representation to the tenth of a percent to better track our progress against our targets. Female representation includes all employees. Public targets discussed elsewhere in this report do not include fixed term positions such as internships and those with a contract that ends on a specific date.
2018 Employee representation by age and category
<30 % of total employees 30–50 % of total employees 51+ % of total employees Total1 Total %

Senior management

0

0%

77

<1%

82

<1%

159

1%

Management

28

<1%

1,121

9%

460

4%

1,609

13%

Non-management

434

3%

1,929

16%

527

4%

2,890

23%

Hourly/non-exempt

1,282

10%

4,672

38%

1,792

14%

7,746

62%

Total1

1,744

14%

7,799

63%

2,861

23%

12,404

100%

1 Total excludes 38 employees where gender is unavailable.

Salary Ratios

2018 Ratio of average female salary to average male salary by category1
Number of female employees Average female
salary
Number of male
employees
Average male
salary
Ratio female/male
average salary

Senior management

31

$276,775

128

$286,639

1.0

Management

235

$100,865

1,374

$95,968

1.1

Non-management

714

$68,625

2,176

$78,673

0.9

Hourly/non-exempt

971

$50,429

6,775

$48,291

1.0

1 Table excludes 38 employees where gender is unavailable.
2018 Ratio of average female salary to average male salary by region1,2
Number of female employees Average female
salary
Number of male
employees
Average male
salary
Ratio female/male
average salary

Australia

633

$73,335

2,189

$92,881

0.8

Ghana

203

$26,312

1,826

$23,508

1.1

Peru

119

$43,249

1,358

$37,772

1.1

Suriname

195

$13,132

1,066

$16,626

0.8

United States

796

$88,504

3,984

$87,379

1.0

1 Average salaries included for all countries with active operations.
2 Table represents average of all salaries, regardless of level of position; excludes personnel from exploration sites, legacy sites and other offices outside of the countries of significant operations.
2018 Average salary compared to minimum wage by country1
Country Female average
salary
Male average
salary
Minimum wage
value/year
Ratio of average Newmont
salaries for females
to local minimum wage
Ratio of average Newmont
salaries for males
to local minimum wage

Australia

$73,335

$92,881

$29,456

249%

315%

Ghana

$26,312

$23,508

$523

5,035%

4,498%

Peru

$43,249

$37,772

$4,244

1,019%

890%

Suriname

$13,132

$16,626

$2,330

564%

714%

United States

$88,504

$87,379

$15,080

587%

579%

1 Average salaries included for all countries with active operations.

Turnover

2018 Turnover by country1
Employee initiated Company initiated Total

Australia

13.0%

5.6%

18.6%

Ghana

0.8%

2.4%

3.2%

Peru

0.6%

7.0%

7.6%

Suriname

3.4%

4.3%

7.7%

United States

7.3%

3.4%

10.7%

1 Attrition rates displayed for countries with active operations.
2018 Total turnover by age group
Age Total turnover Turnover rate

<30

203

14.5%

30 to 50

668

9.2%

51+

386

13.6%

Historic turnover rates
Employee initiated Company initiated Total

2018

6.6%

4.4%

10.9%

2017

6.3%

3.7%

10.1%

2016

5.0%

4.4%

9.4%

2015

3.2%

5.0%

8.2%

2014

3.9%

7.7%

11.6%

Historic turnover (company- and employee-initiated) by gender
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Males

Company-initiated

939

537

399

362

399

Employee-initiated

451

340

417

563

585

Total

1,390

877

816

925

984

Company-initiated rate

8%

5%

4%

4%

4%

Employee-initiated rate

4%

3%

5%

6%

6%

Total rate

11%

8%

9%

10%

10%

Females

Company-initiated

128

104

62

53

104

Employee-initiated

83

72

108

140

169

Total

211

176

170

193

273

Company-initiated rate

9%

8%

4%

3%

6%

Employee-initiated rate

6%

5%

8%

9%

10%

Total rate

14%

13%

12%

12%

16%

Training

Training and development investment
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Total ($ million)

$9.0

$10.0

$7.9

$7.9

$8.0

Total (hours)

961,449

869,225

671,242

828,126

808,780

Average hours of training per year, per employee by employee category
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Senior management

23

22

20

14

23

Management

91

81

83

68

85

Non-management/technical professional

76

34

67

66

70

Hourly

68

74

57

62

60

2018 Average hours of training per employee by employee category and gender
Female Male

Senior management

25

22

Management

84

85

Non-management/technical professional

53

75

Hourly

60

60