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Quaiqu Ananse
4th October 2011, 06:25 PM
Newmont Selected for Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for fifth year


Newmont Mining Corporation, the parent company of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, has achieved yet another milestone for her selection for the fifth time to the Dow Jones Sustainable World Index ((DJSI World).

The selection makes Newmont the first gold mining company to be selected for inclusion in the prestigious DJSI World for five consecutive years.

The DJSI World includes approximately 300 global companies identified as leaders in the areas of long-term sustainability, economic, environmental and social performance.

A statement by Newmont signed Ms Adiki O. Ayitevie, Director, External Affairs & Communications, Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, in Accra on Monday, explained that Newmont became the first gold company included in the DJSI World in 2007, and has also maintained inclusion on the DJSI North America Index since 2006.

The statement said in March this year, Newmont Mining Corporation also ranked “in the

top 50” on Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.

It quoted Mr Dave Schummer, Regional Senior Vice President for Africa Operations, as saying, “Thanks to the efforts of Newmont Ghana’s employees and those from other Newmont operations around the globe, we can all be proud of this acknowledgment of Newmont's environmental and social performance.”

The statement said Newmont’s industry leading performance had reflected through Newmont Ghana’s high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for its host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.

It said Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo Linkages Program, which “seeks to integrate local

supply content into the company’s business, also in 2010 won the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply UK’s (CIPS) Best Procurement Community and Best Supplier Diversity Project Awards”, while the Program Manager, George Brakoh, was named the Best Procurement Male Professional of the Year 2010 for Africa.

It explained that the Ahafo Linkages Program focused on building the capacity of local

businesses, ensuring the development of a diversified economy outside the mine and sustainably improving the environment for local business development and long term survival.

The statement said Newmont Ghana had recently been voted as a leading company in the fight against HIV and AIDS and Malaria Prevention.

Its Workplace HIV and AIDS and Malaria won the best Workplace Control Programme Award of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) on HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

“Our social and environmental performance at our Ahafo Mine and Akyem Project and similar efforts by Newmont’s other global operations have collectively qualified Newmont for its fifth consecutive inclusion in this sought after World Index,” said Mr Schummer.

It reiterated Newmont Ghana’s commitment to ensuring high environmental practices,safety measures, and social responsibility as the company strived to be the most valued and respected mining company through industry leading performance.



Source: http://www.businessghana.com/portal/news/index.php?op=getNews&news_cat_id=2&id=153644