Newmont Mining Corporation is primarily a gold producer, with significant assets or operations stretching across the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico. Founded in 1921 by William Boyce Thompson as a diversified holding company, Newmont is one of the world’s largest gold producers and is the only gold company included in the S&P 500 Index and Fortune 500.
In 2007, Newmont 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 by creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders. – less