Newmont has made the top position on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), marking nearly a decade in the index.
The miner was the first gold company to be included in the index in 2007, and now marks nine consecutive years the DJSI World list.
“We’re honored that our economic, environmental and social performance was recognized as the best in the mining sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index,” Gary Goldberg, Newmont’s president, stated.
“Every day we focus on creating value and improving lives through sustainable and responsible mining. This translates into safe working conditions and good opportunities for employees; sustainable economic development in our host communities; and strong returns and prospects for our shareholders and other stakeholders.”
In addition to being ranked the industry leader for mining, the company also received high scores in the areas of climate strategy; environmental policy/ management systems; corporate citizenship and philanthropy; and labour practices and human rights.
In terms of Australian operators, Westpac Bank was voted the most sustainable banking business globally, while Stockland ranked number one for real estate businesses.