Respecting Human Rights is Everyone’s Responsibility
As a signatory to and active participant in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR), Newmont takes very seriously our obligation to respect and promote human rights.
As a formal participant in the VPSHR, Newmont provides an annual report on our efforts to implement and promote the Voluntary Principles (VPs). In addition, we are active in the UN Global Compact, an initiative for businesses committed to 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Newmont is continually working to enhance our internal systems, policies and procedures to ensure all of our employees and contractors contribute to meeting our commitments to respect the rights of workers and the communities neighboring our operations.
Our Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement policy explicitly states that we will undertake human rights due diligence processes in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the Guiding Principles). We believe these principles provide important clarity on governments’ duty to protect and our responsibility to respect human rights. Supporting our policy commitment is our Human Rights Standard, which details the minimum requirements and mechanisms for guiding and monitoring our performance.
Newmont’s approach to human rights builds on the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) guidance (Integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes), and incorporates human rights considerations into our impact assessments, risks assessments, complaints and grievance mechanisms, and ongoing stakeholder engagement activities.