Newmont Selected to Join Dow Jones Sustainability Index-World
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
Newmont Mining Corporation announce it was recently chosen to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-World (DJSI World, http://www.sustainability-index.com).
DJSI World, Dow Jones’s premier sustainability index, tracks the performance of 2,500 leading companies, worldwide. The index independently evaluates companies’ long-term economic, environmental, and social performance, publicly identifying the top 10 percent of performers in areas of sustainability.
“Our vision to become the gold company of choice for our employees, shareholders and host communities requires that we continually improve our performance,” said Mr. Richard O’Brien, Newmont’s President and CEO. “Being the only gold company recognized on DJSI World indicates we are making progress and moving in the right direction.”
Companies are selected based on a systematic assessment identifying the top sustainability leaders in 58 different industry groups. The methodology evaluates companies based on a variety of criteria, including transparency, corporate governance, risk and crisis management, environmental management and performance, community relations and development, energy consumption and climate change, biodiversity, human resources, stakeholder relations, and safety.
Newmont has participated in the DJSI assessment and selection process since 2003. In 2006, the company was listed on the DJSI North America, which reports the top performing 20 percent of the largest 600 sustainability-driven companies in North America.
“Hard work and commitment by Newmont employees has allowed us to be ranked with some of the most respected companies in the world,” said Mr. O’Brien. “This distinction would not be possible without the solid and consistent performance of our operations.”