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SUSTAINABILITY

Our sustainability vision is to create long-term value for all our stakeholders. We live our vision by embedding environmental, social and economic considerations into all our business decisions.

2020 Highlights

79% water recycled and reused vs target of 75%

Water
79% water recycled and reused vs target of 75%
 

0.34 LTIFR 32% improvement on 2019

Safety
0.34 LTIFR LTIFR - Lost time injury frequency rate is a ratio calculated as follows: number of lost time injuries x 1,000,000 hours divided by the total number of hours worked. 32% improvement on 2019
 

1.68 TRIFR 25% improvement on 2019

Safety
1.68 TRIFR TRIFR - Total recordable injury frequency rate is a ratio calculated as follows: number of recordable injuries x 1,000,000 hours divided by the total number of hours worked. Recordable injuries include fatalities, lost time injuries, restricted duty injuries, and medically treated injuries. Despite improved performance in 2020 compared to 2019, we unfortunately recorded a fatality during the year. 25% improvement on 2019
 

All sites certified to ISO 14001: 2015

Standard
All sites certified to ISO 14001: 2015 Subsequent to 2020, North Mara received inaugural certification following an audit completed in February 2021, thus all sites are now ISO 14001:2015 certified.

CDCs (Community Development Committees) established at all operational sites

Communities
CDCs (Community Development Committees) established at all operational sites
 

8 independent tailings reviews conducted across 6 operational mines and 2 closure sites

Tailings
8 independent tailings reviews conducted across 6 operational mines and 2 closure sites
 

+$4.5 billion spent with host country suppliers

Development
+$4.5 billion spent with host country suppliers
 

Emissions reduction target updated to 30% by 2030 against a 2018 baseline

Climate Change
Emissions reduction target updated to 30% by 2030 against a 2018 baseline
 

More than $30 million in Covid-19 support provided to host countries and communities

Covid-19
More than $30 million in Covid-19 support provided to host countries and communities

Ranked in 95th percentile in the DJSI World Industry-leading scores in the categories of environmental reporting, water related risks, social reporting and human rights

Environment
Ranked in 95th percentile in the DJSI Dow Jones Sustainability Index™ World Index. Industry-leading scores in the categories of environmental reporting, water related risks, social reporting and human rights

Integrating environmental, social and economic considerations in all business decisions

Aissata Sangare, Medium-Term Mining Planning Engineer at the Gounkoto mine, receives the 'Employee of the Quarter' award from Barrick president and CEO Mark Bristow.
Aissata Sangare, Medium-Term Mining Planning Engineer at the Gounkoto mine, receives the 'Employee of the Quarter' award from Barrick president and CEO Mark Bristow.
The Cortez team celebrates winning the Nevada Mining Association’s 2020 Sentinels of Safety Award.
The Cortez team celebrates winning the Nevada Mining Association’s 2020 Sentinels of Safety Award.
Nevada Gold Mines is partnering with Anthem Broadband to bring reliable high-speed internet services to local communities.
Nevada Gold Mines is partnering with Anthem Broadband to bring reliable high-speed internet services to local communities. Read more.
Downstream monitoring along the Porgera and Lagaip Rivers in Papua New Guinea. Sustainability is entrenched in Barrick’s DNA, meaning that the day-to-day ownership of sustainability risks and opportunities is in the hands of our individual sites.
Downstream monitoring along the Porgera and Lagaip Rivers in Papua New Guinea. Sustainability is entrenched in Barrick’s DNA, meaning that the day-to-day ownership of sustainability risks and opportunities is in the hands of our individual sites.
This school near the North Mara gold mine in Tanzania is supported by Barrick. Sustainability metrics such as stakeholder and community relations play a significant component in the remuneration models of all Barrick’s employees.
This school near the North Mara gold mine in Tanzania is supported by Barrick. Sustainability metrics such as stakeholder and community relations play a significant component in the remuneration models of all Barrick’s employees.
At the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, a business empowerment program has been established by Barrick to help the women from the local communities grow vegetables as an additional source of income.
At the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, a business empowerment program has been established by Barrick to help the women from the local communities grow vegetables as an additional source of income.
Veladero gold mine in Argentina. Rapid Covid-19 tests were distributed to all our sites early in the pandemic to screen our employees and community members.
Rapid Covid-19 tests were distributed to all our sites early in the pandemic to screen our employees and community members.
Emergency response drills at Nevada Gold Mines. Keeping our employees safe is a high priority for Barrick.
Emergency response drills keep our employees safe.
We source face masks from local tailors and women’s groups to supply to our employees and surrounding communities.
We source face masks from local tailors and women’s groups to supply to our employees and surrounding communities.
The TS coal fired power plant at Nevada Gold Mines is expected to be converted to run on cleaner natural gas, significantly reducing our GHG emissions.
The TS coal fired power plant at Nevada Gold Mines is expected to be converted to run on cleaner natural gas, significantly reducing our GHG emissions.
Concurrent rehabilitation of a waste rock dump at the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic.
Concurrent rehabilitation of a waste rock dump at the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic.
Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic. Participatory monitoring takes place at a number of our operations. Community members are invited to sample water for analysis at the monitoring points.
Participatory monitoring takes place at a number of our operations. Community members are invited to sample water for analysis at the monitoring points.