About New Gold

STRATEGIC PARTICIPATION IN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
ORGANIZATIONS LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION
Mining Association of Canada Board of Directors, International Social Responsibility Committee, Aboriginal Affairs Committee, Environment and Science Committee, and TSM Initiative Leaders
Mining Association of British Columbia Board of Directors, Environmental Committee
Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia CSR Committee and Aboriginal Relations Committee
Mining Association of Ontario Member
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico Member
Mexican Mining Chamber Member
American Exploration and Mining Association (U.S.) Member

About This Report

2015 MATERIAL TOPICS AND BOUNDARIES (GRI G4-20, G4-21)
MATERIAL TOPICS G4 ASPECTS GRI DMAS1 AND INDICATORS (REPORTED FULLY OR PARTIALLY) MATERIAL TO SITES BOUNDARIES AND COMMUNITIES OF
INTEREST (COI)
Biodiversity Biodiversity DMA, EN14, MM2, EN13 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Community Development
Local hiring and training Training and Education,
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
DMA, LA9, LA11
LA12
All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Local business development Procurement Practices DMA, EC9 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other COIs at regional and national level
Community investments Economic Performance DMA, EC1 All sites External. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Compliance with environmental permits and regulations Compliance DMA, EN29 All Sites Internal
Cyanide management Materials, Effluents
and Waste
DMA, EN1, EN24 All sites except New Afton Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs in Canada, U.S., Mexico and Australia
Energy and greenhouse gas emissions management Energy DMA, EN3 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Engagement and communications with communities of interest Local Communities DMA, S01, MM6, MM7 All Sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Impact on water quality Compliance DMA, EN29 All sites External. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Mine closure and reclamation Local Communities,
Closure Planning
DMA, MM10, MM7 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Occupational health and safety Occupational Health and Safety,
Training and Education
DMA, LA5, LA6, LA9 All sites Internal
Tailings management Effluents and Waste DMA, MM3 All sites except Mesquite and Cerro San Pedro Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs in Canada and Australia
Water Management
Water consumption Water DMA, EN8, EN10 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
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Disclosure on Management Approach.

Overall Workforce Data on December 31, 2016

Total workforce by employment type and location
Locations Categories
Canada Clerical1 Non-clerical2 Managerial3 Executive4 Contractors Total
Corporate Office 9 21 25 10 0 65
Blackwater project 2 6 3 0 1 12
New Afton Mine 10 404 7 1 31 453
Rainy River project 60 259 7 1 70 397
USA
Western Mesquite Mine 10 290 7 0 52 359
Mexico
Cerro San Pedro Mine 79 62 6 1 45 193
Australia
Peak Gold Mines 16 261 7 1 15 300
Total New Gold 186 1,303 62 14 214 1,779
Total male 86 1,176 52 13 n/a 1,327
Total female 100 127 10 1 n/a 238
1.

Clerical: includes all employees in administrative support type of role (e.g., receptionist and administrative assistant).

2.

Non-clerical: includes all employees below supervisor role excluding clerical (e.g., engineer, heavy equipment operator, geologist).

3.

Managerial: includes all employees in supervisor, superintendent and manager roles.

4.

Executive: includes general managers at sites and senior management.

Turnover Rate1, 2 by site
Locations All Employees
Canada Voluntary Involuntary
Corporate Office 6% 18%
New Afton Mine 4% 1%
USA
Western Mesquite Mine 9% 5%
Mexico
Cerro San Pedro Mine 2% 98%
Australia
Peak Gold Mines 6% 3%
Total New Gold 6% 21%
1.

Operations only. Does not include contractor data.

2.

Turnover is the total number of separations during the year, divided by the average number of employees that year, multiplied by 100. Turnover includes anyone who leaves voluntarily (resignations), dismissals, lay-offs, and death in service. Turnover excludes anyone on a defined/fixed term agreement and contractors.

INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT ON DECEMBER 31, 20161
Locations Indigenous Employees by Site
Canada Clerical Non-clerical Managerial Executive Contractors Total
Blackwater project 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Afton Mine 1 103 0 0 0 104
Rainy River project 8 109 1 1 0 119
Total New Gold 9 212 1 1 0 223
Total male 4 181 1 1 0 187
Total female 5 31 0 0 0 36
1.

Does not include contractor data. Self-identification as Indigenous is only available at Canadian sites.

ABSENTEEISM1
Locations All Employees
Canada Planned Unplanned
Corporate Office 27% n/a
New Afton Mine 7% 3%
USA
Western Mesquite Mine 6% 5%
Mexico
Cerro San Pedro Mine 5% 1%
Australia
Peak Gold Mines 8% 4%
Total New Gold 11% 3%
1.

Operations only. Does not include contractor data.

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS BY SITE

Location Percentage
Canada
Corporate 100%
Blackwater project 100%
New Afton Mine 93%
Rainy River project 66%
USA
Western Mesquite Mine 25%
Mexico
Cerro San Pedro Mine 100%
Australia
Peak Gold Mines 100%

Water

WATER WITHDRAWAL BY SOURCE IN CUBIC METRES
Source New Afton Mesquite Peak Mines CERRO SAN PEDRO TOTAL
Surface water 2,555,915 0 0 0 2,555,915
Groundwater 350,035 1,808,355 213,547 1,270,682 3,642,619
Water utilities 0 0 487,758 0 487,758

RainWater

New Afton Mesquite Peak Mines CERRO SAN PEDRO TOTAL
Rainwater collected
(in cubic metres)
0 0 179,638 324,030 503,668

Recycled Water

New Afton Mesquite Peak Mines CERRO SAN PEDRO TOTAL
Recycled water
(in cubic metres)
11,989,307 22,120,492 318,681 18,510,922 52,939,402

Energy

POWER PURCHASED (MWhs)
SOURCE NEW AFTON MESQUITE PEAK MINES CERRO SAN PEDRO TOTAL
Hydroelectric power 238,894 2,818 0 0 241,712
Electricity other than hydro1 0 19,294 68,785 40,467 128,546
Total New Gold 370,258
1.

Fuels consumed to produce electricity other than hydroelectricity include coal, fuel oil, natural gas, nuclear (Ontario), biomass and renewables as reported by electricity providers.

FUEL CONSUMPTION BY MAJOR SOURCES, BY SITE1
Type of fuel NEW AFTON MESQUITE PEAK
MINES
CERRO SAN PEDRO BLACKWATER RAINY
RIVER
TOTAL
Diesel (000s litres) 4,754 28,944 2,694 4,699 45 28,770 69,906
Gasoline (000s litres) 123.1 376 6 50 7 1,767 2,329
Propane (000s litres) 17.7 588 112 16 0 344 1,078
Natural gas (000s litres) 1,484,878 0 0 0 0 0 1,484,878
1.

Fuels consumed to produce electricity other than hydroelectricity include coal, fuel oil, natural gas, nuclear (Ontario), biomass and renewables as reported by electricity providers.

BIODIVERSITY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

IUCN RED LIST SPECIES AND NATIONAL CONSERVATION LIST SPECIES WITH HABITATS WITHIN SITES1
SPECIES LOCATION IUCN
STATUS2
OTHER STATUS
Fairy Duster Mesquite n/a California Native Plant Protection Act – Sensitive and Protected species
Desert Tortoise Mesquite Vulnerable USA Endangered Species Act – Threatened and Endangered species
Candy Barrel Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Electrode Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Snowball Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Threatened
Stenocactus Coptonogonus Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Peyotillo Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Worthen’s Sparrow Cerro San Pedro Endangered Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Engineered
Northern Flicker Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Engineered
Black-Tailed Jackrabbit Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
American Badger Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Striped Whip Snake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern n/a
Greer’s Mexican Kingsnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Mexican Pine Snake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Mohave Rattlesnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Huamantlan Rattlesnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Mexican Mud Turtle Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Kultarr Peak Mines Least Concern New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act – Endangered Species
Western Toad New Afton Vulnerable British Columbia – Blue List3; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Special Concern
Great Basin Spadefoot Toad New Afton Least Concern British Columbia – Blue List; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Northern Caribou Blackwater Least Concern British Columbia – Blue List; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Whitebark Pine Blackwater Vulnerable British Columbia – Blue List
Eastern Whip-poor-will Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened –
Schedule 1
Bobolink Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Barn Swallow Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
1

Management plans and/or procedures exist for all 25 species listed.

2

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species includes seven categories ranging from Least Concern to Extinct.

3

Includes any indigenous species or subspecies considered to be of Special Concern (formerly Vulnerable) in British Columbia.

Recycling

2014 2015 2016
Compost 6.0 2.8 1.9
Paper, plastic and metal recycled (tonnes) 1,223.1 896.9 537.8
Oil and lubricants recycled (litres) 656,310 667,972 533,279
Tires recycled (tonnes) 564.3 513.5 497.4

MINE CLOSURE

LAND UNDER RESTORATION1
New
Afton
Mesquite PEAK MINES Cerro San
Pedro
Blackwater TOTAL New
Gold
Hectares 74.15 2.1 16.82 11.3 8.5 112.87
1

The approximated figures for on-site restoration activities include only areas under rehabilitation within our mining leases. This refers to all areas where reclamation activities have been initiated, and includes a wide range of activities such as seeding, replanting, subsidence work of filling or capping mine shafts, and removal of contaminated material.