DENVER, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) today announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fifth consecutive year. As Dow Jones' premier sustainability index, the DJSI World includes approximately 300 global companies identified as leaders in the areas of sustainability and economic, environmental and social performance. In 2007, Newmont became the first gold company included in the DJSI World and also has been included on the DJSI North America Index every year since 2006.
"Our employees take great pride in being leaders in safety, environmental stewardship and social responsibility," said Richard O'Brien, Newmont's President and Chief Executive Officer. "I'm pleased that, once again, their commitment to our values is being recognized by such a prestigious, independent organization."
DJSI World tracks the performance of 2,500 leading companies, worldwide, independently evaluating their long-term economic, environmental and social performance. The top 10 percent of performers are selected from among 58 different industry groups.
DJSI evaluates companies based on a variety of criteria, including transparency, corporate governance, risk and crisis management, environmental management and performance, stakeholder engagement, community development, energy management and climate change, biodiversity, human resources, and safety.
In March, Newmont was ranked in the top 50 of Corporate Responsibility magazine's annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.
More information on Newmont's environmental and social performance can be found in the company's annual sustainability report, www.BeyondTheMine.com. The report is published as part of the company's ongoing obligations as a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (www.icmm.com) and in accordance with its commitments under the United Nations' Global Compact (www.unglobalcompact.org) and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (www.voluntaryprinciples.org).
Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (www.newmont.com) is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Colorado, the Company has more than 35,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at core operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, New Zealand and Ghana. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.
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