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New Gold Rainy River sustainability rooted in their Values

Nov 16, 2021

Located 65 kilometres north-west of Fort Frances, Ontario, the New Gold Rainy River mine occupies approximately 6,050 hectares with a land package of approximately 17,240 hectares surrounding the mine site.  The mine is a gold and silver mine which began open pit production in October 2017. In late 2018, construction of the underground mine commenced with an estimated resource of 1.8 million gold ounces.
New Gold’s mission is to a be a leading intermediate gold producer, driving responsible and profitable mining in a way that creates sustainable enduring value for our shareholders, stakeholders, and our environment.
As an organization, we strive to reach the highest standards in employee health and safety, environmental protection and community development and engagement. We believe these are the key drivers to achieving a productive and profitable business.
New Gold’s sustainability strategy provides insights on the company’s priorities and approach to operating a sustain-able business.
It is rooted in three Anchor areas: Environment, Community Engagement and Indigenous Rights.

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Taking an inclusive & responsive approach to engaging communities


By their nature, mining operations affect the use and quality of air, water and land, including wildlife habitats.  Mining operations also have an impact on the climate through green-house gas emissions and energy use. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and returning it to conditions that are the same or better than they were when we began operations.

Community Engagement

The relationships we have with the communities where we operate have a significant impact on all aspects of our financial and non-financial performance. We take an inclusive and responsive approach to engaging with communities that is designed to maximize positive outcomes, strengthen community resilience, and protect the safety and well-being of all people affected by our operations. Honouring the needs, beliefs, culture and traditions of Indigenous peoples is central to New Gold’s approach to sustain-ability. We make every effort to understand the history and culture of our Indigenous partners, knowing that the ongoing viability of our operations depends on their support.

Indigenous Rights

We strive to operate with the utmost respect on traditional lands, to actively promote the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples, and to create consistently positive outcomes for our Indigenous Communities of Interest.

Beyond the Mine

The theme of New Gold’s 2020 Sustain-ability Report - reflects the expansive perspective we hold as a company, the extended duties that we have as environmental stewards and neighbours, and our ongoing commitment to improving lives through responsible mining. It is an expression of our drive to create positive impact and value for everyone connected with our business.

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