Newmont Mining Partners with Project WET to Provide Water Education in South America and Beyond

Earlier this month, Newmont Mining Corp. announced a partnership with the Project WET Foundation to build awareness and advance responsible water use through community-based teacher training in Peru and Suriname, where Newmont has mining operations.

Since 1984, the Project WET (“Water Education for Teachers”) Foundation has been reaching children, parents, teachers and community members with action-oriented water education to enable every child to understand and value water. Project WET is active in all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries worldwide.

The Project WET-Newmont partnership will encourage and empower local educators to improve awareness about water availability and quality in their communities. In Peru, the partnership will work alongside ALAC, the Asociación de los Andes de Cajamarca, a foundation established by Newmont’s Yanacocha operation to promote sustainable development in the Cajamarca region.

In addition, the partnership is evaluating opportunities to expand the water education program beyond South America.

As a leading gold and copper producer, Newmont continues to be recognized and respected for exceptional economic, social and environmental performance. The company is committed to achieving its purpose to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining.

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