Newmont's vision is to be the most valued and respected mining company through industry-leading performance. A core value that will help us to achieve that vision is to demonstrate leadership in safety, stewardship of the environment and social responsibility. We know that support from the communities in which we operate is essential to the long-term success of our company. Throughout the mine life cycle, from the earliest exploration activity through to mine closure, we strive to engage and consult with communities and governments that host our operations with respect and transparency.
On April 24, 2007, nearly 92 percent of Newmont stockholders, supported by a recommendation from the Newmont Board of Directors, voted in favor of a resolution committing the company to conduct a global review and evaluation of Newmont's policies and practices relating to the existing and future relationships with local communities, including aspects of potential conflict and opposition.
The Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors developed and implemented a plan of work to respond to the resolution. An independent Working Group was established to shape and implement the scope, methodology and direction of the "Community Relationships Review" (CRR), guided by an independent Advisory Panel of leading global sustainability experts and advocates.
The findings of the CRR showed that Newmont must:
- Improve its engagement with local communities;
- Build its capacity to resolve conflict and address grievances; and,
- Develop global policies, standards and programs that better guide its behaviors.
The CRR process involved:
- Interviews with more than 250 local community members, non-governmental organizations and other external stakeholders;
- Examination of company policies, standards, procedures, and training programs;
- Interviews with more than 100 company personnel at the site, regional and corporate levels; and,
- Country-level analyses of relationship contexts.
The final reports from the Working Group, Advisory Panel, and Board of Directors are available here in this section.
We also welcome your feedback or questions about this process, or the reports themselves, and hope that you will contact us.
Global Summary Report
English: CRR Global Summary Report & Appendices PDF
Spanish: CRR Global Summary Report PDF
Bahasa Indonesian: CRR Global Summary Report PDF
Minahasa Site Report (English)
CCR Minahasa Report PDF
Yanacocha Site Report (Spanish)
CCR Yanacocha Report PDF
Batu Hijau Site Report (Bahasa Indonesian)
CCR Batu Hijau Report PDF
Building Effective Community Relationships: Final Report of the Advisory Panel to Newmont's Community Relationships Review
English: CRR Advisory Panel Report PDF
Spanish: CRR Advisory Panel Report PDF
Bahasa Indonesian: CRR Advisory Panel Report PDF
Report of the Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors
All translations: CRR Board Response PDF
Report to Shareholders 2013
English: Report to Shareholders 2013 (PDF)
Report to Shareholders 2012
English: Report to Shareholders 2012 (PDF)
Spanish:Report to Shareholders 2012 (PDF)
Report to Shareholders 2012 (PDF)
Report to Shareholders 2011
English: Report to Shareholders 2011 (PDF)
Report to Shareholders 2010
English: Report to Shareholders 2010 (PDF)
Global Workshop Summary Report
English: Global Workshop Summary Report (PDF)