Newmont Names Bridgestone its 2013 Supplier of the Year
DENVER, Oct. 11, 2013 – Bridgestone Corporation was named Newmont Mining Corporation’s (NYSE: NEM) 2013 Global Supplier of the Year, as well as its Regional Supplier of the Year in South America, for its commitment to operate safely, reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies.
“Bridgestone’s innovative product development, testing and repair systems resulted in Newmont achieving significant cost savings and productivity improvements including certain tires in 2013 reaching a tire life more than twice the historical performance,” said Melanie Miller, Newmont’s Vice President, Global Supply Management. “This year was the first time we awarded one company both the global and a regional award.”
Newmont’s supplier awards program recognizes top vendors at its annual Supplier Summit. Nominees are evaluated on their contributions toward creating operating efficiencies, developing strong relationships and embracing Newmont’s values in worker safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Bridgestone supplies Newmont with off-the-road (OTR) tires, which are used throughout Newmont’s global fleet of haul trucks, loaders and other heavy equipment. Bridgestone has been part of Newmont’s global alliance of suppliers since 2011.
Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont is a leading producer of gold and copper. Headquartered in Colorado, the Company has approximately 40,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at managed operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Indonesia 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 is an industry leader in value creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, and health and safety performance.
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