Newmont Mining Corporation

Nominated by a senior mine maintenance planner from Elko, Nev., Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the world's largest gold companies. Employing more than 31,000 workers and contractors operating in eight countries on five continents, the company is headquartered in Denver, Colo. Newmont Mining Corporation provides deployed employees continued 401K matching and participation in the stock and grant program. Newmont Mining Corporation is the largest employer in the rural areas of Nevada and employs 45 percent of Guard and Reserve service members in those areas. Employees contact their deployed co-workers on a weekly basis, sending care packages, cards, and letters while taking care of the families they leave behind. In 2009, Newmont Mining Corporation conducted a “Holiday Support Our Troops” drive, to send essential items including pre-loaded phone cards, candies, pre-packaged food items and toiletries to three areas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Newmont Mining previously received the ESGR Pro Patria Award and over 20 ESGR Patriot Awards. Photo Caption: Under Secretary of Defense, Chief Financial Officer Robert Hale (left), and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Dennis McCarthy (right) presented the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award to Tom Kerr, senior vice president, Newmont Mining Corporation (center). The Freedom Award, presented September 23 in Washington D.C., is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their outstanding support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Earlier in the day Kerr met with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Photo by Johnny Bivera.