CEEC welcomes Newmont as sponsor of its energy efficiency work in mining

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CEEC is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s leading gold producers, to support the organisation’s work in energy efficiency.

CEEC CEO Alison Keogh welcomed the partnership with Newmont and highlighted the company’s track record for achieving superior economic, environmental and social performance in the mining industry.

“Both CEEC and Newmont are keenly interested in innovative minerals processing practices that increase shareholder value and enhance sustainability performance. Newmont’s sponsorship helps us continue sharing industry-leading best practices that foster efficient mining with a smaller footprint,” Alison said.

Scott Lawson, Newmont’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, said the company was pleased to support the global comminution and minerals processing network’s efforts to improve energy efficiency in mining operations.

“Creating sustainable, long-term value for all of our stakeholders is at the heart of what we stand for and what we do,” Scott said. “Energy-efficient processes are central to driving down operating costs while reducing our carbon footprint. The knowledge shared through CEEC helps us and other mining companies be more efficient producers while also enhancing our sustainability performance.”

Alison said Newmont had already demonstrated its willingness to share best practices in energy efficient approaches by supporting the publication of work developed by Newmont staff.

In 2017, the prestigious CEEC Medal (Operations category) was awarded to Aidan Giblett and Steven Hart for their paper titled ‘Grinding Circuit Practices at Newmont’. The publication documented the practical approaches used to improve energy efficiency in grinding practices across 12 Newmont operations worldwide.

“By sharing how it improved the efficiency of comminution, Newmont has inspired others to also look for ways to enhance productivity and shareholder value while reducing energy use,” Alison said.

Alison said that the collaborative sharing of comminution research and insights was key to driving productivity improvements, lowering costs and maximising net present value (NPV) in mining and minerals processing operations.

“Sponsorship from Newmont and our other valued supporters helps us to continue to connect leading thinkers with innovative energy-efficient approaches to improve triple bottom line performance. By freely disseminating high quality resources online, and by hosting workshops globally, CEEC is proud to help businesses stay at the cutting edge of sustainable minerals processing,” she said.

Newmont is a leading gold and copper producer. The company’s operations are primarily in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and was named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, social and safety performance. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.