DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Newmont (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) (Newmont or the Company) was ranked the top mining company in Newsweek’s first-ever list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2020. Of the 300 businesses selected for inclusion in Newsweek’s index, Newmont placed 39th overall with a score of 79.6 out of 100.
“Robust financial performance and effective risk management require strong, transparent governance and the integration of sustainability into all aspects of our business,” said Tom Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Although we are honored by this recognition, we understand there is always opportunity for improvement, and we will continue driving our sustainability performance to higher levels.”
Newsweek partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish the ranking. Statista evaluated 2,000 public companies to identify America’s Most Responsible Companies based on publicly available key performance indicators (KPIs) derived from CSR Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Citizenship Reports as well as an independent survey. The KPIs focused on company performance in environmental, social, and corporate governance areas. The independent survey also asked 6,500 US Citizens about their perception of companies’ activities related to corporate social responsibility.
In September, Newmont was ranked as the top global gold mining company on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fifth consecutive year and in January was included in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index.
More information on Newmont’s safety, economic, environmental and social performance can be found in the company's annual sustainability report, Beyond the Mine. The report is published as part of Newmont’s ongoing obligations as a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and in accordance with the company’s commitments under the United Nations Global Compact and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.
Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.