Last week, the National Mining Association (NMA) recognized Newmont for receiving independent certification under the CORESafety system.
Established in 2011, CORESafety is a voluntary mine safety and health initiative developed and facilitated by the NMA. CORESafety’s approach to health and safety emphasizes accident prevention using a risk-based management system anchored in leadership, management and assurance. Its objective is zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in the mining industry’s injury rate within five years of implementation.
“Safety is a core value for Newmont, and we have made excellent progress towards achieving our goal of zero harm by lowering injury rates more than 50 percent since 2012,” said our President and CEO, Gary Goldberg. “While our injury rates are among the lowest in the mining sector, we want everyone to go home safely after every shift and CORESafety is helping us achieve that goal.”
Earning the CORESafety certification required that we complete a third-party assessment of our safety and health management system to verify that it is functionally equivalent to CORESafety and submit this assessment to NMA. SGW Management System Specialists conducted the independent audit, making us the fourth NMA member to earn the certification.
This milestone reinforces our efforts to effectively manage the risks associated with mining activities. On the ground, a motivated workforce committed to living our value of safety supports our unrelenting commitment to continuous improvement. Thanks to all our employees, partners and vendors for your dedication to safety.
To learn more about our safety performance and future focus, visit Beyond the Mine, our sustainability report.