We acknowledge that environmental impacts can have human rights impacts, and in line with our Environmental Policy we are committed to excellence in environmental performance.
Our Social Performance Standard requires all operations to complete community social baseline studies and impact assessments, which encompass relevant human rights risks.
Our Water Stewardship Policy and Water Management Standard recognise that a holistic catchment-based approach to water management is required to achieve resource sustainability. Our Standard defines the requirements for water monitoring at all managed Newcrest sites and supports the establishment of local monitoring processes. We use the Minerals Council of Australia’s Water Accounting Framework to support water reporting for all our operations and the ICMM Water Reporting Guidelines.
As stated in our Climate Change Policy, we recognise that climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today, and we support the Paris Agreement goals. We acknowledge our responsibility to reduce emissions at our operations and we are progressing multiple carbon emissions reduction initiatives as part of our Group Net Zero Emissions Roadmap.
We are also committed to safe and responsible tailings facility operations in line with our Tailings Governance Policy, which is documented in the Tailings Management Framework and required by Newcrest’s Tailings and Water Storage Standard. These documents are aligned to the ICMM Preventing Catastrophic Failure of Tailings Storage Facilities Position Statement, and the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) which incorporates respect for human rights in tailings facility management.
Read more in our Sustainability Report.