Newmont Mining Corp. announced that for a fourth year in a row, the company was named the metals and mining sector leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Newmont was the first gold company named to the index in 2007, and has been included on the DJSI North America Index every year since 2006.
“This recognition is an important reflection of how well we are doing to create value and improve lives for all of our stakeholders,” said Gary Goldberg, president and chief executive officer. “Employees at our sites around the globe know that leading in profitability and responsibility go hand-in-hand, and that their day-to-day work can have positive and lasting impacts on local communities.”
In addition to being recognized as the metals and mining sector’s sustainability leader, Newmont achieved outstanding performance in a number of areas including:
• Economic: Corporate Governance, Risk and Crisis Management, and Policy Influence;
• Environmental: Biodiversity, Climate Strategy, and Water-related Risks; and
• Social: Labor Practice Indicators, Human Rights, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, and Asset Closure Management.
RobecoSAM evaluated 600 data points for nearly 2,100 companies to determine inclusion and ranking on the DJSI. Areas evaluated included corporate governance; risk and crisis management; supply chain management; climate strategy; human rights; talent attraction and retention; safety; environmental management and performance; codes of business conduct; local community development; and labor practices.