Sustainability

Modern Slavery Statement

The release of our first Modern Slavery Statement is an important milestone in Newcrest’s Human Rights strategy.

Consistent with reporting obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018, our Statement outlines the steps Newcrest has taken to identify, manage and mitigate the specific risks of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain, and to set out priorities for the coming year.

Human Rights Awareness at Newcrest

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“The protection of human rights is important to Newcrest Mining and is encompassed by the first of our five values: Caring about people.

The challenge of eliminating modern slavery is significant, but we are committed to ensuring that human rights issues including modern slavery are understood, respected and upheld.” 

Newcrest Chief People and Sustainability Officer  - Lisa Ali

The Modern Slavery Statement describes the work Newcrest has undertaken in FY20, notably: 

  • Establishing and formalising a cross-functional Modern Slavery Steering Committee focused on strengthening our approach to assessing and addressing our modern slavery risks and reporting under the Modern Slavery Act
  • Undertaking a modern slavery risk assessment to identify key modern slavery risks in our operations and supply chain
  • Undertaking a modern slavery gap analysis to assess opportunities for strengthening current policies and processes to better assess and address our modern slavery risks, and
  • Continuing the implementation of our Supplier Risk Framework, including additional due diligence on high risk suppliers.

 

“At Newcrest, respect for human rights underpins all our interactions with employees, governments, suppliers and the communities in which we operate.

Modern slavery is a challenging and complex issue and we have described in our Statement the actions we are taking to assess and address our modern slavery risks.”

Newcrest Managing Director & CEO - Sandeep Biswas