I spoke to NewmontMining’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rob Atkinson. Newmont is the world’s leading gold mining operator and has been named “Mining’s Sustainability Leader” by the Dow Jones sustainability index, having been included in the index for the past 13 years. He notes “A culture shift needs to start from the top, from an energised and committed leadership team, but the key is engaging employees at all levels.” He told me that Newmont uses a global social networking tool to connect its employees and give everyone a space to share and ask questions about its sustainability ambitions. This builds curiosity, propagates ideas, and opens up conversations across its global community of employees. And the proof is evident. Newmont’s recent sustainability report boasted impressive results, including achieving 87% of its emissions reductions target six years into its seven-year timeframe.