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TORONTO, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) integrates into sustainability to simultaneously address environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors Group Sustainability says it adopts a holistic approach. Executive Grant Bellinger in his 2021 Sustainability Report for the company published today.
“The challenges of combating poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss are deeply intertwined, and to have a sustainable and positive impact we must work together through a holistic and integrated approach to sustainability management. We have to work on it,” he says.
“Good management of environmental dimensions is important for sustainable realization, but this only focuses on one side of the issue. It shows that a certain mining is a great means to realize the improvement and development of society. “
Barrick achieved a ‘B’ grade on the industry’s first Sustainability Scorecard for the third year in a row, recording significant improvements across most key metrics. This year’s highlights include certification of all operational sites to ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 standards and sourcing of his $1.67 billion worth of goods and services from local suppliers close to Barrick’s operations . In total, $5.5 billion was spent on suppliers in the host country, representing his 81% of Barrick’s global procurement spending. Details of Barrick’s contribution to economic value, including taxes paid, are included in the 2021 independent tax contribution report. Host country nationals now make up 96% of his workforce, and the group maintains a downward trend in total recordable injury frequency rates.1.
In addition, approximately $850 million was spent and budgeted for renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects. All of these meet the company’s required internal rate of return of 15%. The report also includes an updated GHG Reduction Roadmap for projects that will reduce emissions by at least 30% by 2030 against Barrick’s 2018 baseline, while maintaining a stable production profile. and the course to become net zero by 2050. Barrick’s first-ever disclosure on Scope 3 emissions and his Scope 3 Roadmap to engage and help suppliers reduce their GHG emissions. Barrick’s water efficiency rate (a measure of how much water it reuses and recycles) is 82% in 2021.
Meanwhile, a new biodiversity standard focused on promoting positive biodiversity outcomes in critically important areas will increase populations of important species in the Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Kibari mines. resulted in a significant increase. Barrick is also the sole sponsor to reintroduce the white rhino to the park in 2022 through its partnership with African Parks and the Congo Institute for Conservation of Nature (ICCN).
“Biodiversity conservation is fundamental to the survival of the planet, essential to tackling climate change, and plays an important role in the fight against poverty. “We not only protect and preserve the natural environment, but also partner with NGOs and other organizations to protect and restore important biodiversity in some of the world’s most ecologically sensitive places,” Bellinger said. increase.
The latest report now complies with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) reporting requirements for metals and mining, the Global Reporting Initiative’s “GRI Standards: Core Options” and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). ) Framework.
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The Total Reported Incident Frequency Rate (“TRIFR”) is a ratio calculated as follows: Number of reported injuries x 1,000,000 hours divided by total hours worked. Reportable injuries include deaths, lost-time injuries, restricted work injuries, and medical injuries..
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