Newmont Mining Corp. history, profile and corporate video
Newmont Mining Corp. is a gold producer, which is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and production of gold and copper properties in U.S., Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico. It is also a holding company for private acquisitions in oil and gas, mining and minerals enterprises. The company’s operating segments include North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Africa. The North America segment consists of Nevada in the United States, La Herradura in Mexico and Hope Bay in Canada. The South America segment consists of Yanacocha and Conga in Peru. The Asia Pacific segment consists of Boddington in Australia, Batu Hijau in Indonesia and other smaller operations in Australia and New Zealand. The Africa segment consists of Ahafo and Akyem in Ghana. Newmont Mining was founded by William Boyce Thompson in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO.“
“Newmont Mining History
Colonel William Boyce Thompson founded the Newmont Company in 1916 as a holding company for private acquisitions in oil and gas, mining and minerals enterprises. Thompson named the company “Newmont” because, as one biographer described it, “he grew up in Montana and made his money in New York.”
Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 1940, Newmont Mining Corporation has spent nearly 90 years primarily in the natural resources industry – mining gold, copper, silver, lead, zinc, lithium, uranium, coal, nickel and aggregates, even dabbling in oil and gas. Today, as one of the world’s leading gold companies, Newmont’s around 32,000 employees and contractors operate on five continents in eight countries across the globe.
Demonstrating leadership in safety, stewardship of the environment and social responsibility as one of our guiding values, Newmont was included in the esteemed Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive year, and listed on both the DJSI North America and the DJSI World in 2008. The DJSI independently evaluates companies’ long-term economic, environmental and social performance, publicly identifying the top 10 percent of performers in areas of sustainability.
Utilizing our financial strength and flexibility, combined with project development and operational expertise, our vision is to be the most valued and respected mining company through industry leading performance.”
*Information from Forbes.com and Newmont.com
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