Barrick publishes its 2019 sustainability report

Barrick Gold Corporation has published its 2019 Sustainability Report.

Bristow says Barrick’s commitment to social and economic development, health and safety, human rights and the environment is a key component of its business strategy.

The report highlights that the company recorded zero major environmental incidents in 2019 and exceeded its water efficiency target of 70%. Barrick’s Sustainability Executive Grant Beringer says that the firm’s ESG strategy should be measurable. “We believe in transparently measuring and reporting our performance and to show this we have developed a sustainability scorecard to rate our ESG performance over the past year. The scorecard ranks against our peers, where applicable, and against our own internal metrics and rolls that performance to an aggregate score. We expect these indicators in the scorecard will evolve over time, but we believe this is an important first step for the company and the industry”.