During FY19, 450 Indonesian police deployed in support of security-related activities for our Gosowong operations were trained in human rights awareness as part of a collaborative training programme with Newcrest, bringing to approximately 900 the total number of police at Gosowong trained in human rights awareness over the past three years.
The Gosowong Police Human Rights Awareness training package, developed by Newcrest in consultation with the police force, aligns with the Human Rights Awareness Training provided to security employees and contractors across Newcrest.
The half-day refresher course reinforces the police force’s own human rights training and emphasises Newcrest’s international obligations to report and escalate any potential incidents.
As part of a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian police, Newcrest provides human rights awareness training at the start of every deployment. It is about reinforcing the rule of law and encouraging good behaviour and the need to respect the human rights of people in the community.
In the past 12 months Gosowong has received no complaints regarding police performance in relation to mine activities. This is supported by our own Social Performance teams, who actively monitor community issues, concerns and grievances.