Sustainability

Modern Slavery Statement

This is our second Modern Slavery Statement under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Modern Slavery Act).

During FY21, we further strengthened our response to the modern slavery risks in both our operations and supply chains in several ways, including updating our Human Rights Policy, strengthening our due diligence processes, and building the capability of our people. We have also undertaken deeper risk reviews on key areas of modern slavery risk including our procurement of PPE and apparel, ocean freight and office cleaning services.
We also acknowledge there are opportunities for continuous improvement in our approach, and we are committed to regularly reviewing and identifying areas where we can strengthen our controls. We look forward to continuing to engage with stakeholders in this endeavour over the coming year.
This Statement has been approved by the Board of Newcrest Mining Limited.

Key actions during FY21

  • Updated our Human Rights Policy, Human Rights Audit and Performance Protocol and Human Rights Assurance Tool for greater alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Modern Slavery Act
  • Strengthened our Supplier Performance Commitments in relation to modern slavery
  • Launched human rights training program for key personnel
  • Developed internal FAQs to raise awareness and understanding of human rights, including modern slavery, with employees
  • Updated our standard supplier contract templates to include a right to audit suppliers in relation to their compliance with applicable modern slavery laws
  • Strengthened our due diligence process in relation to joint venture partners
  • Conducted deep dive modern slavery risk reviews into our PPE and apparel, ocean freight and office cleaning supply chains

During FY22, we will focus on:

  • Strengthening the governance documentation suite for our supplier due diligence approach (standard, procedure, guideline and training material for improving process execution)
  • Completing modern slavery deep dive risk reviews into local suppliers at Lihir (commenced during FY21) and third party labour services at Lihir
  • Building awareness of modern slavery with key personnel at Lihir including in the Procurement function
  • Completing our first independent third party human rights audit
  • Conducting a risk assessment on grievance management processes at each site to identify opportunities to strengthen processes
  • Continuing our actions to raise awareness of our grievance mechanism with key stakeholders including suppliers and workers in our supply chains
  • Reviewing partners’ and JVs’ approaches to modern slavery risk management including reviewing managed JVs’ implementation of Newcrest’s modern slavery risk management framework
  • Engaging with key stakeholders on our 2022 Modern Slavery Statement

Disclosure notes

This Statement is made in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) for the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. This is a joint statement made on behalf of the following entities, which we have determined are reporting entities under the Modern Slavery Act for the reporting period:

  • Newcrest Mining Limited (ACN 005 683 625), the group’s parent company.
  • Newcrest Operations Limited (ACN 009 221 505), which holds a 30% interest in the Telfer mine (a joint venture with Newcrest Mining Limited) and interests in a number of exploration tenements throughout Australia.
  • Cadia Holdings Pty Limited (ACN 062 648 006), which owns and operates the Cadia Valley Mine.
  • Lihir Gold Limited (ARBN 069 803 998), owner and operator of the gold mine located on Lihir Island in the New Ireland province of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Its registered office is in PNG.

This Statement describes the steps taken by Newcrest Mining Limited and its owned and controlled entities (Newcrest or the Group), including the reporting entities above, to assess and address Newcrest’s modern slavery risks. Unless expressly stated otherwise, references to ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ refer to the Group including the reporting entities listed above. This Statement does not extend to non-managed sites unless expressly stated.

This Statement has not been externally assured.

This Statement was approved by the Board of Newcrest Mining Limited on 8 December 2021 on behalf of itself and the other reporting entities listed above and has been signed by the Chairman and CEO (page 3).