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2013 Sustainability Report
2013 Sustainability Report
2013 Sustainability Report

New Gold

We are an intermediate gold mining company with assets on three continents, with four producing mines – the New Afton Mine, the Mesquite Mine, the Peak Mines, and the Cerro San Pedro Mine, and three significant development projects – the Blackwater project, the Rainy River project and the El Morro project. The Rainy River project is a newly acquired asset, purchased in the second half of 2013. In 2013, our mines produced 397.7 thousand ounces of gold, 85.4 million pounds of copper and 1.6 million ounces of silver. Revenues totalled $779.8 million.

Everywhere we operate, we are a significant participant in, and a major economic contributor to, local communities. We understand that our long-term success depends on our ability to earn and maintain the trust of our host communities and regions – trust that comes from our demonstrated respect for local culture, care and concern for the environment, and support for the long-term economic well-being of local communities.

We are committed to contributing to sustainable development wherever we operate by acting ethically and with integrity, and by acting responsibly with respect to the impacts of our decisions and actions on communities and the environment. We consistently apply this approach through the mine life cycle, from early exploration, development, and operation, to decommissioning and mine closure.

New Gold is a member of the World Gold Council, Business for Social Responsibility, the Mining Association of Canada, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Mining Association of British Columbia. In 2013, our Executive Chairman, Randall Oliphant, was elected as the new Chairman of the World Gold Council. New Gold is the first gold company of our size represented through the Chairmanship of the World Gold Council. This reflects the reputation we have earned among our peers in the gold industry in terms of both responsible mining and industry leadership.

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United Nations (UN)
Global Compact

New Gold is a signatory to, and business participant member of, the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. The principles of the UN Global Compact guide our corporate policies and principles regarding human rights, labour standards, care for the environment and anti-corruption, and set the framework for our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.