We will, over time, transform Barrick into a mining company for this century by reconceptualizing the essence of how one succeeds in this industry. We have intentionally chosen a model that is distinct from our peers. We are mindful of John Templeton’s admonition, "If you want superior performance, you must be different." We agree. It is who we are today and it was always Barrick's original DNA.
We will embody that DNA in a way that is all the more relevant by making the best use of technology and data, embedding it into our every fiber. It will make us better, it will make us faster—and it will make us safer. We will do this carefully, deliberately, and with an uncompromising eye on return on invested capital. But we will do it. In the end, we want to be among the very best twenty-first century companies, not just in our industry, but in any industry.
In the fullness of time, we believe Barrick will be both the lowest-risk investment of its kind, and the one creating the most value.
The gold mining sector is ripe for disruption, and at Barrick we are restless. We will be a twenty-first century mining company—generating wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner—with conviction and the courage to be different.