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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index

GRI 3.1 Content Index Source: Section: Page
1. Strategy and Analysis
1.1 Statement from the most senior decision maker of the organization about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy. Sustainability Report (SR): Message from President and CEO
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks and opportunities. SR: Message from President and CEO
Annual Information Form for the Financial Year Ended December 31, 2012 (AIF) (available at www.sedar.com): Risk Factors
2. Organizational Profile
2.1 Name of the organization. SR: Cover
2.2 Primary brands, products and/or services. SR: New Gold Projects
2.3 Operational structure including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures. AIF: Corporate Structure
2.4 Location of organization’s headquarters. AIF: Corporate Structure
2.5 Number and name of countries where the organization operates. SR: New Gold Projects
AIF: Corporate Structure
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form. AIF: Corporate Structure
2.7 Markets served including geographic, sectors and customers. SR: New Gold Projects
2.8 Scale of the organization. AIF: Description of the
Business
New Gold Website: www.newgold.com: Properties
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the size, structure or ownership. SR: About This Report
AIF: Recent Acquisitions
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period. SR: Health and Safety
SR: Emergency Response
3. Report Parameters
Report Profile
3.1 Reporting period (e.g. fiscal/calendar year) for information provided. SR: About This Report
3.2 Date of most recent previous report. SR: About This Report
3.3 Reporting cycle. SR: About This Report
3.4Contact point for questions regarding the report. SR: Our Stakeholders
Report Scope and Boundary
3.5 Process for defining report content. SR: Our Stakeholders
SR: Report Content
3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g. countries, divisions, JVs). SR: New Gold Projects
3.7 Limitations on the scope or boundary of report. SR: New Gold Projects
3.8Basis for reporting on JVs or others. SR: New Gold Projects
3.9 Data measurement techniques. SR: Throughout the Document
3.10Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports. SR: Health and Safety
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or measurement methods. SR: About This Report
3.12Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. SR: GRI Index
Assurance
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance. SR: Meeting a Global Standard for Social Responsibility Reporting
4. Governance, Commitments and Engagement
4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks. New Gold website: Corporate Governance
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer. AIF: Directors and Officers
4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent. AIF: Directors and Officers
4.4Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body. SR: Human Rights and Ethics
New Gold website: Corporate Governance
4.5Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization’s performance (including social and environmental performance). SR: Health, Safety, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Governance
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure that conflicts of interest are avoided. New Gold website: Corporate Governance
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization’s strategy on economic, environmental, and social topics. New Gold website: Corporate Governance
4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation. SR: Corporate Social Responsibility at New Gold
SR: Human Rights and Ethics
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization’s identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles. New Gold website: Corporate Governance
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body’s own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance. New Gold website: Corporate Governance
4.11 Precautionary approach. SR: Caring for Our Environment
COMMITMENTS TO EXTERNAL INITIATIVES
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses. SR: Growing Responsibly
4.13Memberships in associations (such as industry associations), and/or national/ international advocacy organizations. SR: Growing Responsibly
SR: Materials Stewardship
4.14 Stakeholder Engagement. SR: Engaging with Our Stakeholders
4.15Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. SR: Engaging with Our Stakeholders
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group. SR: Engaging with Our Stakeholders
SR: Community Engagement
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has reported to those key topics and concerns, including through this report. SR: Identifying Material Issues
5. MANAGEMENT APPROACH AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Economic
Management Approach to Economic Performance SR: Community Development and Economic Impacts
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, community investments and payments to capital providers and governments. SR: Community Development and Economic Impacts
AIF: PAGE#
EC2Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization due to climate change. AIF: Climate Change Risks: PAGE#
Aspect: Market Presence
Environment
Management Approach to Environmental Stewardship SR: Caring for Our Environment
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume. SR: Materials Stewardship
Aspect: Energy
EN3Direct energy consumption by primary energy source. SR: Energy and Emissions Management
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source. SR: Energy and Emissions Management
EN6Initiatives to provide energy efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives. SR: Energy and Emissions Management
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved. SR: Energy and Emissions Management
Aspect: Water
EN8Total water withdrawal by source. SR: Water Management
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused. SR: Water Management
Aspect: Biodiversity
EN11Location and size of land owned, leased or managed in or adjacent to high biodiversity value habitats. SR: Biodiversity Management
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. SR: Biodiversity Management
EN13Habitats protected or restored. SR: Biodiversity Management
EN14Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity. SR: Biodiversity Management
EN15IUCN Red Listed Species and national conservation lists. SR: Biodiversity Management
Aspect: Emissions, Effluents, and Waste
EN16Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. SR: Energy and Emissions Management
EN18Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved. SR: Energy and Emissions Management
EN21Total water discharge by quality and destination. SR: Energy and Emissions Management
EN22Total weight of waste by type and disposal method. SR: Energy and Emissions Management
EN23Total number and volume of significant spills. SR: Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance
Aspect: Products and Services
EN26Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation. SR: Water Management
SR: Waste Management
SR: Dust and Noise
Aspect: Compliance
EN28Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. SR: Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance
Social Performance Indicators
Management Approach to Labour Practices and Decent Work SR: Labour Practices
Aspect: Employment
LA4Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. SR: Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association
Management Approach to Social Responsibility SR: Corporate Social Responsibility at New Gold
Aspect: Community
SO1Nature, scope and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities. SR: Growing Our Communities
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anticompetitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes. SR: Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Aspect: Compliance
SO8Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. SR: Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Management Approach to Human Rights SR: Human Rights and Ethics
HR4Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken. SR: Workplace Diversity, Non-Discrimination and Equity
HR5 Operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk. SR: Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association
HR9Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of Indigenous peoples and actions taken. SR: Human Rights and Ethics
Mining and Metal Sector Supplement Indicators
MM4Number of strikes or lockouts exceeding one week’s duration, by country. SR: Labour Practices
MM6Number and description of significant disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous peoples. SR: Feedback Mechanisms
MM7The extent to which grievance mechanisms were used to resolve disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local community and Indigenous peoples and the outcomes. SR: Feedback Mechanisms
MM11 Programs and progress relating to materials stewardship. SR: Materials Stewardship