Newmont Corporation

InfluenceMap Score
for Climate Policy Engagement
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Organization Score
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Metals & Mining
Greenwood Village, United States
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Climate Lobbying Overview: Newmont Corporation (Newmont) has engaged on some climate-related policies, but generally limits its communications to top-line statements. Newmont has communicated broad support for the decarbonization of the economy, but sits on the board of industry associations who engage negatively on climate change, such as the National Mining Association.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Newmont appears to have positive top-line communications on climate policy. In a Sustainability Report published in April 2022, the company appeared to support the need for government regulation to respond to climate change. On Newmont’s ‘Addressing Climate Change’ webpage, accessed in March 2023, the company highlighted its use of the Paris Agreement as a benchmark for its own emissions reductions targets, but did not clearly advocate in support of the climate deal. Furthermore, in a June 2021 tweet, the company appeared to recognize the need for urgent action to respond to climate change in line with IPCC guidelines.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Newmont appears to have negatively engaged with climate-related regulation. As stated in the company’s 2021 CDP response, Newmont advocated for exemptions from renewable energy levies in the Australian Renewable Energy Target Scheme. Newmont also supported carbon taxes with minor exceptions in its 2021 CDP response, by advocating for the Australian emissions performance standards (EPS) be equivalent in form and cost as the Output Based Pricing System (OBPS). Newmont also supported Australian Human-Induced Regeneration (HIR) carbon farming projects to a certain extent, but advocated for weaker ambitions in protecting and enhancing carbon sinks and reservoirs in its 2021 CDP response.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Newmont appears to have limited its engagement on the energy transition to top-line statements, with no transparent engagement on energy policy. The company appeared to broadly support the transition to a low carbon economy across various media outputs, such as on its 'Addressing Climate Change' webpage, accessed in March 2023, and in its 2021 Climate Report, published in May 2022.

Industry Association Governance: Newmont disclosed membership of a number of industry associations through its 2021 Climate Report, but failed to disclose any further details as to the type of membership and/or role held within these industry associations. The company has not published an audit of its industry association memberships. Newmont is also a member of the National Mining Association, which is actively and negatively engaged on climate policy.

Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.