Supply chain group and operator of CHEP brand on track to meet 2025 Sustainability Targets
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brambles today released its 2023 Sustainability Review, reporting on material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and achievements across its global operations for the year ending June 30, 2023.
The 2023 Sustainability Review highlights the material progress Brambles has made toward its ambitious regenerative vision. The broad range of achievements already delivered demonstrates both Brambles’ global leadership position in sustainability and the power of collaboration in a circular economy to building sustainable and resilient supply chains of the future.
Showcasing regeneration in action, highlights of the report include:
Enabling the sustainable growth of an additional3.85 million trees by implementing sustainable practices in timber plantations, as part of our forest-positive targets;
Enhancing the circularity of our network by saving approximately 10 million pallets through targeted recovery and remanufacturing initiatives, preserving the value of our manufactured capital while conserving natural capital through reduced demand for raw materials;
Advancing our waste-positive ambition by launching a new plastic platform made from 100% post-consumer plastic and a total of 13 next generation platforms containing recycled content;
Delivering lasting social and community value by connecting livelihoods with reforestation projects. For example, in Tabasco, one new forestry role was created for every 25 acres of reforestation and one skilled forest engineer for every 1,235 acres;
Increasing gender diversity across all levels of our business, with women now representing 45.5% of board roles, 36.3% of leadership roles and 8.3% of service center roles; and
Achieving a 5.2% reduction ofgreenhouse gas emission across the entire value chain (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) against fiscal year 2022 and 7.7% from the fiscal year 2020 baseline. This was accomplished while maintaining carbon neutrality across operations (Scopes 1 and 2) and strengthening the mix of our 100% renewable electricity use1.
Graham Chipchase, Brambles’ Chief Executive Officer, said, “The major strides we’ve taken toward our sustainability goals speak to the unbroken focus and shared commitment across all parts of our business. For Brambles, our global leadership in sustainability is both a great source of pride and a strategic advantage as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy, ensuring we can continue to deliver value for all stakeholders.”
Juan Jose Freijo, Brambles’ Chief Sustainability Officer, said, “Beyond our own impact, we also recognize Brambles’ central role in supply chains uniquely positions us to influence change and help bring others into the circular system.
“Our achievements in 2023 underscore the importance of collaboration in this mission, and it is deeply rewarding to see our call to build regenerative supply chains taken up by so many CHEP customers and suppliers in the network and partners across the industry,” said Dr. Freijo.
Recognized leader in sustainability
Increasing recognition of Brambles’ sustainability efforts saw the company boost its position across major ESG assessments in FY23:
Ranking 1st in its industry category in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Being named third most sustainable company in the world in Corporate Knights’ Global 100 list
Maintaining A rating in fourth consecutive Circulytics assessment
Achieving A list status from CDP for action on Forests and Climate
Holding its maximum MSCI AAA rating (since 2016)
Inclusion on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the first time
Attaining Global Top Employer recognition and Top Employer status in four regions and 25 countries
Learn more about Brambles’ 2023 Sustainability Review
Learn more about Brambles’ 2023 Progress Summary on 2025 Sustainability Targets
Learn more about Brambles’ 2023 Annual Report
In 2023, Brambles will release its first Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report, as part of our commitment to ongoing transparency in reporting.
Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) Under the CHEP brand, Brambles helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust Brambles to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs more than 12,000 people and owns approximately 353 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centers. Brambles operates in approximately 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.
1 100% renewable energy mix in FY23 comprised renewable contracts 39%, on-site generation 3% and Energy Attribute Certificates 58%
MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thoughtworks (NASDAQ: TWKS), a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering, has received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in Australia under the Digital Design category for Imagin3D™ – Reece’s 3D Bathroom Planner Tool, alongside project partners Trout Creative Thinking, Reece and Resolve Insight.
Thoughtworks was engaged by Reece, Australia’s leading supplier of bathroom, plumbing, HVAC and other construction solutions, to design, develop and launch Imagin3D™. The online bathroom planning tool allows Reece’s customers to visualize their bathroom designs and renovations in real-time, while helping them feel more confident about their design choices and purchasing decisions. It also allows Reece customers to communicate better with their trade workers and ensure the product selection is more seamless.
In recognition of Imagin3D™’s outstanding design and innovation, the Good Design Awards Jury commented: “Imagin3D is fun and intuitive to use. It’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into packaging a vast array of products into a logical set of menus and categories — well done. We think that a gallery of some existing bathrooms to pick and adapt may be a useful addition.”
Thoughtworks’ design-led approach, industry best practices and use of the latest innovations in web-based 3D technology has enabled Reece to elevate its digital customer journey and offer customers a unique experience that makes bathroom renovations easier with the launch of Imagin3D™ in the market.
“Innovation is at the core of everything that we do at Reece. By leaning on the expertise and capabilities of Thoughtworks, the team enabled us to provide an innovative – and now award-winning – solution to our customers in the bathroom design and renovation space,” said Hayley Griffiths, Digital Experience Lead at Reece. “We’re all proud of the team’s efforts and grateful for the Good Design Awards jury for recognizing Imagin3D™ as a transformative product in the market.”
“We are honored to have our collaboration with Reece recognized by one of the most celebrated international awards for design and innovation,” said Nic Smythe, Director of Customer Experience, Product and Design at Thoughtworks. “As competition continues to intensify in the Australian e-commerce market, it’s now more important than ever to provide customers with meaningful and unique digital experiences that solve their problems. We believe Imagin3D™ presents an enormous opportunity for the market, it provides Reece with an amazing new platform for growth, and we’re proud to have been part of this journey with them.”
The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The 2023 Awards celebrated 65 Years of Good Design since the founding organisation behind the awards – the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) was first established.
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About Reece Group
Reece Group is a leading Australian distributor of plumbing, bathroom, waterworks and HVAC-R products to both commercial and residential customers. The Reece business began in 1919 when Harold Joseph Reece started selling hardware products out of the back of his truck. Today, Reece is a major public company with close to 850 branches and showrooms across Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Through its premium showrooms, Reece consultants bring expertise and experience to all projects, helping its customers access the right information and tools to create a bathroom better than imagined.
Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. We are over 11,500 Thoughtworkers strong across 51 offices in 18 countries. For 30 years, we’ve delivered extraordinary impact together with our clients by helping them solve complex business problems with technology as the differentiator.
New AI-powered platform features include unparalleled scale, democratized resource management, and modern simplified views
BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SmartsheetENGAGE–Smartsheet (NYSE:SMAR), the enterprise work management platform, today revealed its next generation Smartsheet platform featuring new product capabilities that unlock sophisticated solution building, AI-driven data insights, and massive scale during its annual ENGAGE customer conference.
Whether opening new healthcare clinics, managing acquisitions, or running marketing programs with tens of thousands of projects simultaneously, Smartsheet supports its customers as they take on more complex and mission-critical workloads.
“Business is being disrupted and companies are looking for a platform that will revolutionize how they work and innovate at scale,” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “We are investing in our leading enterprise work management platform to meet customers where they are and help them scale with our new and enhanced features.”
The next generation of the Smartsheet platform will make it easier for customers to drive value with new, powerful features and experiences including:
Taking project portfolio management to new heights: Customers can now run more projects consistently, at scale, and with ease. By January, Smartsheet Control Center will support 20,000 active projects per business program–a 20x year over year increase.
Amping up speed and scale: Smartsheet is constantly improving its systems responsible for storing, sharing, loading, and processing data, cell links, and formulas so customers experience lightning-fast speed no matter what is happening in their sheet. In 2024, every sheet will support five million cells and allow five million sheet links—an increase of 250x above current levels—per sheet.
Elevating user experience with new ways to visualize data: Customers can soon use the new Timeline View to give teams a big-picture look into date-based work. Organize data into visual groups–e.g., by assignee or status–or surface big milestones making it easy to see key dates at a glance. The company will also preview its refreshed Grid and Card Views built for modern workloads with visual simplicity and real-time collaboration in mind.
Generating stunning, data-rich dashboards with ease: Customers can soon create more modern, colorful dashboards with dashboard themes. Make laying out widgets a breeze with new alignment indicators and sizing guides, save time and create consistency with multi-widget editing, and build bigger dashboards with new scaling optimizations and wider canvases. Smartsheet will also release dashboard snapshots allowing customers to schedule regular, automatic delivery of any dashboard.
Democratizing resources across any team: People are fundamental to the success of any project, but workload balancing and resource allocation shouldn’t be limited to a single person or team. All customers on Business and Enterprise plans will soon have access to two new features: Workload Heatmap and Workload Schedule. Both will be available directly in project sheets, giving traditional and citizen project managers the ability to quickly identify who is working on what, address over-allocations, and make informed staffing decisions to deliver successful projects every time.
Advancing protection for the most security-conscious: Enterprise plan customers can now purchase Smartsheet Safeguard, a collection of the platform’s most advanced security and governance controls including customer managed encryption keys, data egress policies, event reporting, data retention controls, and more.
“Businesses are increasingly relying on intuitive, collaborative work management (CWM) to help them adapt quickly and keep pace with change in today’s rapidly evolving environments,” said Melinda Ballou, Research Director, Agile ALM, Quality & Portfolio Strategies. “Improving platform scale to support larger, more complex workloads and functional capabilities that enterprises require given global drivers for flexible work are key to expand and deepen CWM adoption.”
“Every team needs three interconnected dimensions to accomplish something great: how you manage work, the people doing the work, and the content they’re creating. It’s the foundation of what makes every project a success, but to get there, teams need to have the right tools in place,”said Ben Canning, senior vice president product experiences at Smartsheet.“The next generation of Smartsheet will help our customers better connect the three dimensions of work, and we cannot wait to see how they test the limits of what’s possible.”
Putting Generative AI to work
Smartsheet is continuing to build out its new generative AI (GenAI) capabilities, skills which will be deeply integrated to help power the next generation of Smartsheet’s platform. Now in private beta, customers can leverage GenAI to:
Analyze data for fast insights and visual chartsvia simple conversational prompts. Initially, this skill will focus on individual sheets; in the future, insights will be derived from data across thousands of active projects and data stores, unlocking new portfolio-level insights.
Get help from Smartsheet’s AI-powered help assistant, which gives customers customized, natural language responses tailored to their work.
Create a custom solution in seconds. This skill generates tailored solutions for customers based on their response to the question, “What do you want to do?”
Generate formulas or content such as sheet summaries and translations based on a simple description of what information a user wants.
Effortlessly generate image captions in Brandfolder by Smartsheet to streamline content management and save hours of work.
Learn more about the next generation of Smartsheet, and the new features and capabilities announced today here.
Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR) is the enterprise work management platform. The foundation for managing projects, programs, and processes for millions of global customers, Smartsheet empowers everyone to work better, at scale. Visit www.smartsheet.com to learn more.
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mary Kay Inc., a global leader in skin care innovation, recently revealed breakthrough research on a treatment that diminishes the visible effects of pollution and aging on human skin. The findings, which Mary Kay shared at the first International Societies for Investigative Dermatology (ISID) Meeting, significantly improved skin firmness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over the course of the study.
“Mary Kay scientists have spent years researching the latest ingredient innovations to best defend against free radicals and help delay the onset of premature skin aging from environmental and lifestyle stressors such as car exhaust and air pollution,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Innovation Officer, Product & Science at Mary Kay.
The research was also published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.
Scientists at Mary Kay have been investigating the effects of air pollution on skin through multiple academic collaborations since 2016. Previous efforts have analyzed the biochemical responses of human skin cells to various forms of pollution, including diesel exhaust and urban air pollution. Key findings revealed a proprietary blend of antioxidants reduces those responses.
“There is no remaining doubt that air pollution contributes to skin aging,” said Dr. Jean Krutmann, a pioneer of environmental medicine, Professor of Dermatology and Director of the IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany. He has been leading research to determine the effect of air pollution on human skin since publication of the key paper in 2010 to show the effect of airborne particle exposure on skin aging.
The findings presented at the 2023 ISID are just the latest efforts by Mary Kay to reinforce the brand’s long-standing commitment to advancing research and development in skin health and beauty. Mary Kay holds more than 1,600 patents for products, technologies, and packaging designs in its global portfolio.
About Mary Kay
Then. Now. Always. One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her dream beauty brand in Texas in 1963 with one goal: to enrich women’s lives. That dream has blossomed into a global company with millions of independent sales force members in more than 35 countries. For 60 years, the Mary Kay opportunity has empowered women to define their own futures through education, mentorship, advocacy, and innovation. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skincare, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and fragrances. Mary Kay believes in preserving our planet for future generations, protecting women impacted by cancer and domestic abuse, and encouraging youth to follow their dreams. Learn more at marykayglobal.com, find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter.
When it comes to the influencer marketing space, number crunching has been revered as the dominant system for growing an audience. Although tried, authentic, and relevant, there is much more to brand-client relationships, and Attent has successfully stepped in with a genuinely refreshing approach that goes beyond the numbers. With strategies emphasizing real growth, audience engagement, and relationships above all else, Attent is steadily expanding its business horizons and becoming one of the most trusted names among influencers.
Unlike companies that make empty promises and attempt to foster relationships with clients without any real connection, Attent proves that it’s possible to fulfill obligations by building an honest connection with your clients. As a company, Attent began in Australia and New Zealand and, by prioritizing brand-client relationships, has established a level of trust in the influencer landscape that has now reached creators worldwide. Whether taking an existing audience to new heights or growing an audience from scratch, Attent does it all by, first and foremost, focusing on their clients and putting creators’ needs ahead of their own. This approach has proven incredibly effective and is the driving force that keeps their name firmly planted in the circle of trust.
Nevertheless, looking at some general methods that influencer marketing companies and campaigns employ is necessary, as it is essential to know that Attent uses every proven strategy to grow audiences successfully. The most prominent methods used in influencer marketing include authenticity and transparency, audience analysis, long-term partnerships, content collaboration, measurement and analytics, community building, education, ethics, value exchange, and feedback.
With these methods, typical marketers align with influencers who resonate with their brand’s values and target audience, building longstanding relationships and leaning heavily into data such as engagement, conversion, and click-through rates. However, Attent’s authentic focus and ability to grow real connections with their clients have elevated them above the rest. Prioritizing the brand-client relationship has allowed Attent to help influencers monetize their audiences. In this area, they have successfully turned creators’ incomes from $2,000 per month to over $100,000 per month—a substantial jump.
Working primarily with models and influencers, Attent is swiftly turning the content creator space into a thriving business by providing reliable growth, which is another area that sets them apart from other marketers. While others might like to say that they build longstanding relationships, accomplishing such a feat is far easier said than done. This is where Attent is truly different. They are able to create genuinely long-term partnerships with their clients because their results speak for themselves. Although other marketers can achieve favorable client growth, the average lack of intimacy often results in fluctuating results. Attent maintains a level of reliability that influencers have come to trust wholeheartedly. Due to their sincere desire to drive the content creator space forward into a realm of genuine admiration, Attent has not only separated itself from the herd of marketers out there but has risen to the top as one of the most trusted names in the industry.
New Global Standards Editon of Flagship Report Analyzes Four Years of Global Data to Pinpoint Key Attributes for Maximum Impact
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to a new report from LRN Corporation released today, best practices are rapidly converging around the globe when it comes to ethics and compliance (E&C) programs. In particular, five key characteristics appear most significant when it comes to ensuring an organization’s E&C program achieves true impact.
Amalgamating the past four years of data from its annual flagship research (2020 – 2023), the newly released Global Standards Edition of the Ethics & Compliance Program Effectiveness Report from LRN identifies the five major attributes of the world’s most highly effective E&C programs. More specifically, high-impact programs tend to be those that:
Rely on values, for 94% of high-impact programs;
Are embedded in decision-making, an aspect that has grown in importance by 20% for high-impact programs over the past four years;
Are accessible and relevant, now around seven times more likely in 2023 when compared to 2020;
Innovate in training design and delivery, such as the implementation of ‘test out’ options which grew from 27% to 55% of high-impact programs; and
Prioritize personal responsibility, including an increase (to 79%) in the proportion of high-impact programs that consider E&C when determining executive and employee bonus allocations.
In addition, the report underscores the increasing and truly global impact of US regulations on ethics and compliance programs, a trend that is growing when it comes to anti-corruption, trade controls, and sanctions. In the past decade alone, nearly half of all US prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act have been against non-US companies, notes the report.
“In light of global regulators’ heightened focus on holding accountability and the dynamic emergence of intricate risks, it is imperative for companies to diligently allocate ample resources and authority to their organization’s Ethics and Compliance (E&C) programs,” said LRN senior advisor Susan Divers, lead author for the Program Effectiveness Reports, including the Global Standards Edition. “This necessity is particularly underscored by the findings in our report, which illuminates the increasing convergence of best practices across borders and the far-reaching influence of US regulations on E&C programs worldwide.”
“In looking back over the last four years of our research on what makes E&C programs effective, we can say with confidence that companies’ ethics, culture, and values do matter,” added Kevin Michielsen, CEO of LRN. “Our data not only documents the necessity of this convergence but the need for all organizations to implement best practices in the face of increased regulatory scrutiny. At LRN we strive to fix that gap in hopes that we can help set a worldwide standard for the benefit of the entire E&C community.”
The 2023 edition of LRN’s yearly Program Effectiveness Report, originally released in February, was based on responses from more than 1,850 E&C professionals around the globe at organizations with more than 1,000 employees. Spanning 26 industries and 10 different countries, it is the largest and most comprehensive research of its kind.
Notes to Editors:
Since 1994, LRN has worked to propel organizations forward with the partnership, knowledge, and tools to build ethical culture. More than 2,500 companies and tens of millions of learners worldwide utilize LRN services and take LRN e-learning courses to help navigate complex regulatory environments and foster ethical, responsible, and inclusive cultures. Learn more at LRN.com and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newmont Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) today announced that, following a review by Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), the Treasurer has cleared the Company to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX, TSX, PNGX: NCM), issuing a No Objection Notification (NON). The NON is conditioned upon compliance with standard tax conditions associated with the Commonwealth’s taxation laws. Last week, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued a clearance letter allowing closing of the proposed transaction to proceed any time after September 30, 2023.
Newmont continues advancing other regulatory approvals and expects to close the transaction in the fourth quarter of this year. In August, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission also cleared the proposed acquisition and conveyed its recommendation to the FIRB. Remaining regulatory approvals include the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). Newmont and Newcrest also continue engaging with the PNG Government and regulators about other approvals and clearances for the transaction.
“Following a thorough review by regulators, we are pleased that the transaction has been given the green light to proceed in Australia and Japan,” said Tom Palmer, Newmont’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to further strengthening Newmont’s operational footprint, our entry into the Australian investment market will allow us to attract shareholders from Australia and the Asia Pacific region, positioning Australia as a key center of gravity for Newmont’s global business.”
On May 14, Newmont announced its definitive agreement to acquire Newcrest. The combination would create a world-class portfolio of assets with the highest concentration of Tier 1 operations, primarily in favorable, low-risk mining jurisdictions. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company would deliver a multi-decade production profile from 10 large, long-life, low cost, Tier 1 operations, and increased annual copper production primarily from Australia and Canada. The combined business is anticipated to generate annual pre-tax synergies of $500 million, expected to be achieved within the first 24 months, while also targeting at least $2 billion in cash improvements through portfolio optimization in the first two years after closing.1
Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical expertise. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.
At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. To learn more about Newmont’s sustainability strategy and initiatives, go to www.newmont.com.
Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It
This communication is not an offer to purchase or exchange, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities of Newmont Corporation (“Newmont”) or Newcrest Mining Limited (“Newcrest”) nor the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction nor shall there be any such issuance or transfer of securities of Newmont or Newcrest in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. This communication is being made in respect of the transaction involving Newmont and Newcrest pursuant to the terms of a scheme implementation deed dated May 15, 2023, as amended by a letter dated September 4, 2023 (the “Scheme Implementation Deed”) by and among Newmont, Newmont Overseas Holdings Pty Ltd, an Australian proprietary company limited by shares, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Newmont, and Newcrest and may be deemed to be soliciting material relating to the transaction. In furtherance of the pending transaction and subject to future developments, Newmont filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 5, 2023 and may file other documents with the SEC. This communication is not a substitute for the proxy statement, the scheme booklet or other document Newmont or Newcrest has filed or may file with the SEC or Australian regulators in connection with the pending transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF NEWMONT AND NEWCREST ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT, SCHEME BOOKLET AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE TRANSACTION AS THEY DO AND WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PENDING TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES TO THE TRANSACTION. The definitive proxy statement was mailed to Newmont stockholders. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement, the filings with the SEC that were incorporated by reference into the proxy statement, the scheme booklet and other documents containing important information about the transaction and the parties to the transaction, filed by Newmont with the SEC at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The disclosure documents and other documents that are filed with the SEC by Newmont may also be obtained on https://www.newmont.com/investors/reports-and-filings/default.aspx or by contacting Newmont’s Investor Relations department at [email protected] or by calling 303-837-5484.
Participants in the Transaction Solicitation
Newmont, Newcrest and certain of their respective directors and executive officers and other employees may be deemed to be participants in any solicitation of proxies from Newmont shareholders in respect of the pending transaction between Newmont and Newcrest. Information regarding Newmont’s directors and executive officers is available in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on February 23, 2023, as updated by the current report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 20, 2023, and its proxy statement for its 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 10, 2023. Information about Newcrest’s directors and executive officers is set forth in Newcrest’s latest annual financial report dated August 11, 2023, as updated from time to time via announcements made by Newcrest on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”). Additional information regarding the interests of these participants in such proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are contained in the definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on September 5, 2023 and other relevant materials that have been or will be filed with the SEC in connection with the pending transaction.
This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by such sections and other applicable laws and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Australian securities laws. Where a forward-looking statement expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and financial condition; and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “estimate,” “expect,” “pending,” “proposed” or “potential.” Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to (i) the pending transaction to acquire the share capital of Newcrest, timing and closing of the pending transaction, including receipt of required approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions; (ii) estimates of expected synergies; (iii) estimates of expected incremental cash flow generation and portfolio optimization opportunities; and (iv) other expectations regarding the combined business.
Estimates or expectations of future events or results are based upon certain assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. Risks relating to forward looking statements in regard to the combined business and future performance may include, but are not limited to, gold and other metals price volatility, currency fluctuations, operational risks, increased production costs and variances in ore grade or recovery rates from those assumed in mining plans, political risk, community relations, conflict resolution, governmental regulation and judicial outcomes and other risks. In addition, material risks that could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements include: the inherent uncertainty associated with financial or other projections; the prompt and effective integration of Newmont’s and Newcrest’s businesses and the ability to achieve the anticipated synergies and value-creation contemplated by the pending transaction; the risk associated with Newmont’s and Newcrest’s ability to obtain the approval of the pending transaction by their shareholders required to consummate the pending transaction and the timing of the closing of the pending transaction, including the risk that the conditions to the pending transaction are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all and the failure of the pending transaction to close for any other reason; the risk that a consent or authorization that may be required for the pending transaction is not obtained or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties and others related to the Scheme Implementation Deed; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the pending transaction, the response of business partners and retention as a result of the announcement and pendency of the transaction; risks relating to the value of the scheme consideration to be issued in connection with the pending transaction; the anticipated size of the markets and continued demand for Newmont’s and Newcrest’s resources and the impact of competitive responses to the announcement of the transaction; and the diversion of management time on pending transaction-related issues. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors, see Newmont’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on February 23, 2023, as updated by the current report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 20, 2023, as well as Newmont’s other SEC filings, including the definitive proxy statement, filed with the SEC on September 5, 2023, available on the SEC website or www.newmont.com. Newcrest’s most recent annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023 as well as Newcrest’s other filings made with Australian securities regulatory authorities are available on ASX (www.asx.com.au) or www.newcrest.com. Newmont and Newcrest do not undertake any obligation to release publicly revisions to any “forward-looking statement,” including, without limitation, outlook, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this communication, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Investors should not assume that any lack of update to a previously issued “forward-looking statement” constitutes a reaffirmation of that statement. Continued reliance on “forward-looking statements” is at investors’ own risk.
Synergies and value creation as used herein are management estimates provided for illustrative purposes and should not be considered a GAAP or non-GAAP financial measure. Synergies represent management’s combined estimate of pre-tax synergies, supply chain efficiencies and Full Potential improvements, as a result of the integration of Newmont’s and Newcrest’s businesses that have been monetized for the purposes of the estimation. Because synergies estimates reflect differences between certain actual costs incurred and management estimates of costs that would have been incurred in the absence of the integration of Newmont’s and Newcrest’s businesses, such estimates are necessarily imprecise and are based on numerous judgments and assumptions. Synergies are “forward-looking statements” subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual value creation to differ from expected or past synergies.
As used herein, Tier 1 / World-class asset is defined as +500k GEO’s/year consolidated, average AISC/oz in the lower half of the industry cost curve and a mine life >10 years in countries that, on average, are classified in the A and B rating ranges by Moody’s, S&P or Fitch.
1 See cautionary statement for additional information.
New CrowdStrike Marketplace delivers one-stop shop to reduce risk and cybersecurity stack complexity on the Falcon platform
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Obsidian Security, the global leader in SaaS security, today announced that the Obsidian platform is available on the CrowdStrike Marketplace, a one-stop destination and world-class ecosystem of third party security products. CrowdStrike Falcon customers can discover, try, buy and integrate Obsidian.
The combination of rich application telemetry from Obsidian with endpoint telemetry from the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform gives security teams a complete picture of every user’s associated endpoints and individual SaaS accounts. This data correlation between sources is invaluable for uncovering vulnerabilities across your security posture and identifying threats with unparalleled speed and accuracy—which is critical as bad actors look to move between devices and cloud applications. With Obsidian now available on the CrowdStrike Marketplace, delivering complete security for your organization’s entire last mile from endpoint to SaaS has never been easier.
“The powerful integration between our platforms has enabled the CrowdStrike Incident Response team to respond to countless threats pivoting from endpoints to SaaS,” said Reena Choudhry, CRO of Obsidian Security. “Now, every CrowdStrike customer will be able to bring that same security coverage to their business.”
“The CrowdStrike Marketplace introduces technology and services partners to our customer community, cementing CrowdStrike’s leadership as cybersecurity’s ecosystem,” said Daniel Bernard, chief business officer at CrowdStrike. “The launch of the CrowdStrike Marketplace brings third-party products to our customers with just a click – helping organizations of all sizes reduce risk and improve cybersecurity outcomes through Falcon.”
About Obsidian Security
Obsidian Security is the premier security solution designed to drastically reduce the attack surface area of SaaS applications by 80% on average. With contextual user activity data, configuration posture, and a rich understanding of 3rd party integrations in SaaS, the Obsidian platform reduces incident response times by 10x and streamlines compliance with internal policies and industry regulations. Notable Fortune 500 companies trust Obsidian Security to secure SaaS applications, such as Salesforce, GitHub, ServiceNow, Workday, and Atlassian. Headquartered in Southern California, Obsidian Security is a privately held company backed by Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, IVP, GV, and Wing. For more information, visit www.obsidiansecurity.com.
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Australia Destination Tourism Insight Report Including International Arrivals, Domestic Trips, Key Source/Origin Markets, Trends, Tourist Profiles, Spend Analysis, Key Infrastructure Projects and Attractions, Risks and Future Opportunities, 2023 Update” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The report provides an analysis of the tourism market in Australia, including destination highlights, infrastructure, attractions, source markets, and risks and opportunities. Here are some key highlights and topics covered in the report:
Consumer Factsheets by Tourism Australia: In 2019, Tourism Australia released consumer factsheets tailored for high-value travelers. These factsheets served as a valuable resource for individuals and businesses interested in exploring Australia’s tourism potential.
Impact of COVID-19 on Business Travel: The years 2020 and 2021 witnessed a significant decline in business travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, inbound business travel declined compared to leisure and Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) segments.
This report is part of a series called Destination Market Insights. It offers an in-depth analysis of Australia as a tourist destination, along with its key source markets. The report covers trends, issues, international arrivals, spending, tourism segments, construction projects, foreign direct investments (FDI), airline and hotel developments, and more.
Reasons to Buy:
Gain insights into developments in popular tourist destinations.
Use data and analysis to explore trends related to international arrivals, spending, and tourism segments.
Understand opportunities and risks in the market to make informed business decisions.
Key Topics Covered:
Overview of Australia as a Tourist Destination
Key Trends in the Australian Tourism Market
Tourism Construction Projects in Australia
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Australia’s Tourism Sector
Impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s Tourism Industry
Growth Source Markets for Australian Tourism
Types of Tourism in Australia
Destination Focus on Australia
Regional Risk Index and SWOT Analysis
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/db6gur
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