Sustainability

Our sustainability vision

Our sustainability vision focuses on four key areas; everybody going home safe and healthy every day, caring for the environment, developing and maintaining strong relationships with our communities and governments, and acting ethically and transparently.
 

Sustainable mining means engaging and respecting local communities, assessing and managing safety social and environmental impacts, and making ethical and transparent strategic business decisions. This approach delivers safe and profitable operations. ”

Newcrest Managing Director and CEO - Sandeep Biswas

 

Our integrated approach to sustainability is reflected across the company starting with
the charter of our Board’s Safety & Sustainability Committee and our Sustainability Policy

Within our business we have a range of sustainability-related policies addressing climate change, energy, biodiversity, water stewardship, human rights, Indigenous relations, and community relations.
 

Our Stakeholders

Newcrest’s broad range of stakeholders reflects the diversity of our operations, activities and industry.

Our aim is to involve our stakeholders in decisions that affect them and to understand their point of view.

To achieve this, we build and maintain open, inclusive and constructive relationships with all stakeholders through listening, respectful dialogue and integrating diverse perspectives into pragmatic solutions.

Our engagement methods are tailored to suit stakeholder needs – we use both formal and informal processes, depending on the relationship and communication context.

We work closely with our employees and contractors, local communities, governments and regulators, shareholders (investors and lenders), suppliers and customers.

We also engage with the broader mining industry through industry groups, as well as non-government organisations, education and research bodies, the media and the public. We record, measure and review our engagement on a regular basis to ensure it is effective. Below are topics of interest raised by each stakeholder group and the engagement methods we use.

Stakeholder Engagement activities

Shareholders

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Annual and Sustainability reports, quarterly production reports, half-yearly financial reporting, website and email, investor briefings, one-on-one discussions, investor days, conference calls, market announcements, annual general meeting and industry conferences.

Employees and contractors

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Employee briefings, intranet, email, newsletters, social events, notice boards, departmental site and toolbox meetings, performance reviews, site general manager town hall meetings, Speak Out Service, site-localised media stories, direct engagement between people leaders and their teams, Organisational Health Survey participation.

Communities

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Community Relations team visits, resident and community meetings, site visits, communication and feedback forums with leaders and communities, complaints and grievance mechanisms, sponsorships and partnerships, collaborative agreements, media engagement on local initiatives, community newsletters, factsheets, websites.

Suppliers

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Collaborative guidelines, out-to-market approaches, face-to-face discussions, performance meetings, contractual agreements.

Government

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Face-to-face meetings, regular briefings, direct engagement.

Customers

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Market tenders, meetings, reports, face-to-face discussions and site visits.

Newcrest also engages in a wide variety of ways with industry and business, non-government organisations, education and research institutions, media and the general public. Engagement with these stakeholders includes face-to-face meetings and discussions, formal presentations, conference attendance, reports, media briefings, hosting visits to our operations, sponsorship and partnership arrangements, and via our website, email and feedback tools.  

2020 Sustainability Report

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Newcrest's Sustainability Report is based on guidance provided by the Global Reporting Initiative Standards and the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard, as well as ICMM’s broader member reporting requirements.

Safety and Health

Safety and Health
The safety and health of our workforce is a priority for Newcrest.  We strive to ensure everybody goes home safe and healthy every day.
Our clear focus is on eliminating fatalities, life-changing injuries and occupational illnesses from our business, while striving to make continual progress on reducing all injuries and health impacts.

We value learning and sharing knowledge to improve how we maintain a safe and healthy workplace, through an emphasis on safety leadership, effective management of critical risks, a focus on health, hygiene and wellbeing and robust process safety management.
Safety and Health

Our people

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Our people are key to delivering on our sustainability agenda. Our aspiration is that our employees build long-term fulfilling careers at Newcrest.
Our aim is to attract, retain and develop the best talent to deliver strong and sustainable business outcomes. A safe and inclusive workplace culture is fundamental to our employee experience.

Our Code of Conduct and company values outline our expectations of employee behaviour. We set employee standards that are aligned to our company values, consistent with industry requirements; and we hold ourselves to account.
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Our Communities

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Newcrest has an open and constructive approach to community engagement and investment.
We know that our economic and social contribution is critical to maintaining our licence to operate and ensuring that communities see lasting benefits from Newcrest’s operations.
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Transparent and Ethical Business

We are committed to high-quality governance, transparency and ethical business practices across the organisation.
Good governance sets the foundation for the respectful engagement we undertake with governments and communities in the areas where we operate.

Environment

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Newcrest recognises that good environmental practice is critical to good operational performance and to building community trust and acceptance.
Our Environment Policy guides our approach and is complemented by a suite of additional policies and environment standards that set expectations for consistent environmental performance at our sites, across all of the regions where we operate.

These include our policies for climate change, energy, biodiversity, water stewardship, and safety and health.
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Climate change

As a responsible miner, Newcrest must identify, assess and report our responses to climate change.
Our Climate Change Policy outlines our approach as we take steps to manage our climate change risks and opportunities, consistent with our objective to sustainably deliver superior returns to our stakeholders.

Dams and Tailings Management

Waste rock and tailings management are paramount considerations in our safety and risk reviews, project development assessments, and land rehabilitation and mine closure planning and implementation.