Modern Slavery Statement

We are pleased to publish our third annual Modern Slavery Statement. Our progress over the last year has focused on continuing to strengthen our policy and governance frameworks, due diligence activities and grievance mechanisms.

Building on last year’s efforts, our Procurement team has undertaken further deep dive risk reviews into high-risk areas of our supply chains. We recognise that our most severe modern slavery risks are likely to surpass our first tier suppliers. They have also continued to strengthen our supplier due diligence approach.
We are also working to identify how we can improve the effectiveness of the channels through which stakeholders can raise concerns with us.
A key focus in FY23 will be continuing to integrate human rights, including modern slavery risk management activities, across our business. This approach supports the delivery of our Integrated Sustainability Framework (ISF) through greater engagement, accountability and capacity building.
Ultimately, our actions underpin our commitment to our values, including caring about people. At the heart of all our efforts, we work to respect the human rights of those in our value chain. Through this work, we recognise the need for more collaboration – between business partners and across sectors and stakeholder groups. We look forward to working with our stakeholders to drive this work forward.
This Statement has been approved by the Board of Newcrest Mining Limited

Key actions during FY22

  • Strengthened the governance documentation suite for our supplier due diligence approach.
  • Identified our salient human rights issues, which include labour rights, including modern slavery.  
  • Conducted deep dive modern slavery risk reviews into purchases of solar panels, and Papua New Guinea-based suppliers, including labour hire, at Lihir.
  • Conducted a detailed review of the effectiveness and assessment criteria for our Supplier Sustainability Questionnaire approach.
  • Completed a review into the effectiveness of our site-level community grievance mechanisms against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
  • Undertook an independent third-party audit of our corporate-level human rights approach, including governance, systems and controls.