Modern Slavery Statement

We are pleased to present Newcrest’s fourth annual Modern Slavery Statement, which outlines our actions to combat modern slavery in our operations and supply chains during FY23.

Our vision of being the Miner of ChoiceTM for all stakeholders remains steadfast, and respecting human rights, including addressing modern slavery risks, is absolutely fundamental to achieving this vision.

Throughout FY23, we continued to advance our modern slavery risk management approach. Central to our commitment is the awareness and education of our employees. To that end, we have updated our human rights training which is mandatory for people with responsibilities related to managing human rights risks. Education helps to ensure our people are equipped with the knowledge to recognise and respond to modern slavery risks in their work. Building on last year’s efforts, our Group Procurement team has conducted further deep dive reviews of high-risk areas in our supply chains to improve our understanding of these risks and proactively address them.

We have also continued to improve our community and global grievance mechanisms, and developed modern slavery incident response guidance which provides a framework for addressing any allegations related to modern slavery that are identified. 

We remain committed to further integrating our modern slavery and broader human rights risk management approach into our business during FY24. We will do this through continuing to deepen our understanding of the modern slavery risks in our operations and supply chains through focused risk assessment activities, the roll out of our updated human rights training, engagement with internal and external stakeholders, and ongoing steps to keep maturing our grievance mechanisms.

This Statement has been approved by the Board of Newcrest Mining Limited. 

Key actions during FY23

  • Conducted deep dive modern slavery risk reviews into purchases relating to cleaning, chemicals, tyres and road transportation.
  • Updated our mandatory human rights training provided to employees.
  • Developed Modern Slavery Incident Response Guidance to guide our response to any modern slavery allegation that may be identified.
  • Reviewed the effectiveness of the Speak Out Policy, Standard and Process, including alignment with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN Guiding Principles).
  • Continued implementation of several recommendations from our effectiveness review of our site-level grievance mechanisms.