G4 Content Index


General
Standard
Disclosures
Reporting Option
Comprehensive Comprehensive
Core Core
Location External Assurance
STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS

G4-1

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Message from the President and CEO No
ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

G4-3

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: About New Gold No

G4-4

Core Annual Information Form – page 10 No

G4-5

Core Toronto, Ontario, Canada No

G4-6

Core Annual Information Form – page 22 No

G4-7

Core Annual Information Form – page 9 No

G4-8

Core Annual Information Form – page 10 No

G4-9

Core Annual Information Form – throughout the report No

G4-10

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Appendix No

G4-11

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association No

G4-12

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: About Our Supply Chain No

G4-13

Core No significant changes during the year regarding organizational size, structure, ownership or supply chain. No

G4-14

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment No

G4-15

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Corporate Responsibility No

G4-16

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Appendix No
IDENTIFIED MATERIAL ASPECTS AND BOUNDARIES

G4-17

Core Annual Information Form – page 9 No

G4-18

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: About This Report – Identifying Material Topics No

G4-19

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: About This Report – Identifying Material Topics No

G4-20

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Appendix No

G4-21

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Appendix No

G4-22

Core No restatements have been made. No

G4-23

Core Material topics were reassessed in 2016 and results are reflected throughout the report and in the Appendix. No
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

G4-24

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Engaging with Our Communities of Interest No

G4-25

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Engaging with Our Communities of Interest. Our stakeholders are all groups or individuals who have an interest in our business and operations, are impacted by our business or operations, or may impact our business or operations. No

G4-26

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Engaging with Our Communities of Interest. No specific engagement process is in place for the New Gold Corporate Responsibility Report. No

G4-27

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: About This Report – Identifying Material Topics No
REPORT PROFILE

G4-28

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: About This Report No

G4-29

Core April 2016 No

G4-30

Core Annual No

G4-31

Core sustainability@newgold.com No

G4-32

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: About This Report – Meeting a Global Standard for Reporting No

G4-33

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: About This Report – Meeting a Global Standard for Reporting No
GOVERNANCE

G4-34

Core New Gold Website – Company – Corporate Governance No

G4-35

Comprehensive Corporate Responsibility Report – HSE & CSR Governance No

G4-36

Comprehensive Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: HSE & CSR Governance No

G4-37

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Board Shareholder Communication and Engagement Policy No

G4-38

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Board of Directors, Board of Directors Mandate No

G4-39

Comprehensive Annual Information Form – page 69 and New Gold Website – Board of Directors No

G4-40

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter and Workplace Diversity, Non-Discrimination and Equity No

G4-41

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Company – Corporate Governance No

G4-42

Comprehensive New Gold Website – HSE & CSR Committee Charter No

G4-45

Comprehensive New Gold Website – HSE & CSR Committee Charter No

G4-46

Comprehensive New Gold Website – HSE & CSR Committee Charter No

G4-47

Comprehensive New Gold Website – HSE & CSR Committee Charter No

G4-48

Comprehensive Disclosure Committee No

G4-49

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Board Shareholder Communication and Engagement Policy and Whistleblower Policy No
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

G4-56

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Corporate Responsibility – HSE & CSR Governance and New Gold Website – Corporate Governance No

G4-58

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Whistleblower Policy No

Specific Standard Disclosures

DMA and Indicators Location Identified Omission(s) Reason(s) for Omission(s) Explanation for Omission(s) External Assurance
CATEGORY: ECONOMIC
MATERIAL ASPECT: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Contributing to Sustainable Community Development – Performance in 2015 – Economic Values Generated and Distributed, Annual Financial Review n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EC2*

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change

Annual Information Form – Climate Change Risks and The CDP Report Description of risk opportunities, impacts, financial implications, methods and costs. The information is currently unavailable. Detailed assessment of financial implications has not been performed. No

G4-EC4*

Financial assistance received from government

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development. Tax refunds only – see the footnotes in the Economic Values Generated and Distributed table. n/a n/a n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACTS

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development, About Our Supply Chain and Working with Aboriginal Communities n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EC7*

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Contributing to Sustainable Community Development n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EC8*

Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Contributing to Sustainable Community Development, About Our Supply Chain and Working with Aboriginal Communities n/a n/a n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: PROCUREMENT PRACTICES

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development and About Our Supply Chain n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EC9

Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Contributing to Sustainable Community Development, About Our Supply Chain, and Working with Aboriginal Communities n/a n/a n/a No
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENTAL
MATERIAL ASPECT: MATERIALS

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Cyanide Management. Cyanide is the only material identified in the materiality list. Perceptions around cyanide and the communication about the safe and responsible use of this material are critical to three of four of our operations. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN1

Materials used by weight or volume

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Cyanide Management n/a n/a n/a No
ASPECT: ENERGY

G4-EN3

Energy consumption within the organization

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Energy and Emissions Management and Appendix No data is available on energy sold since New Gold does not produce or sell energy. The Standard Disclosure or part of the Standard Disclosure is not applicable. New Gold does not produce or sell energy. No

G4-EN5*

Energy intensity

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Energy and Emissions Management – Performance in 2016. Energy intensity relates to energy consumed within the organization. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN6*

Reduction of energy consumption

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Energy and Emissions Management. Information is only available for the New Afton Mine. n/a n/a n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: WATER

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Water Management. As with all environmental aspects, the mechanisms for management, monitoring and continual improvement are New Gold's environmental management systems. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN8

Total water withdrawal by source

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Water Management. No wastewater from other organizations is a factor in calculations. Water extracted or purchased is metered. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Water Management – Performance in 2016 n/a n/a n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: BIODIVERSITY

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Biodiversity. As with all environmental aspects, the mechanisms for management, monitoring and continual improvement are New Gold's environmental management systems. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN11*

Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Biodiversity and Appendix. Blackwater and Rainy River projects are the only applicable sites. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN13

Habitats protected or restored

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Reclamation and Remediation and Appendix n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN14

Total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Biodiversity and Appendix n/a n/a n/a No

MM1*

Amount of land disturbed or rehabilitated

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Reclamation and Remediation The approximated figures for on-site restoration activities include only areas under rehabilitation within our mining leases. Amount of land disturbed is currently unavailable. The information is currently unavailable. n/a No

MM2

Sites with Biodiversity Management Plan

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Biodiversity. We have implemented the TSM Biodiversity Management Protocol, which requires the establishment of Biodiversity management plans across our operations. Currently, New Afton has a plan in place and Cerro San Pedro’s plan is under development. n/a n/a n/a No
ASPECT: EMISSIONS

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Energy and Emissions Management. As with all environmental aspects, the mechanisms for management, monitoring and continual improvement are New Gold’s environmental management systems. Not a material topic. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN15*

Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Energy and Emissions Management and The CDP Report n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN16*

Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Energy and Emissions Management and The CDP Report Only report gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions. The information is currently unavailable. Current level of reporting is considered sufficient. No

G4-EN18*

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Energy and Emissions Management n/a n/a n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: EFFLUENTS AND WASTE

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Waste Management. As with all environmental aspects, the mechanisms for management, monitoring and continual improvement are New Gold’s environmental management systems. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN22*

Total water discharge by quality and destination

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Water Management. All New Gold operations are no-water-discharge sites. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN23*

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Waste Management and Appendix n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN24

Total number and volume of significant spills

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance n/a n/a n/a No

MM3

Overburden, rock, tailings and sludges

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Waste Management Overburden, rock and sludges amounts not disclosed. The information is currently not reported. The only identified material aspect within process waste has been tailings. No
MATERIAL ASPECT: COMPLIANCE

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance. Management systems are in place to ensure compliance. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-EN29

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance n/a n/a n/a No
CATEGORY: SOCIAL
SUB-CATEGORY: LABOUR PRACTICES AND DECENT WORK
MATERIAL ASPECT: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Health and Safety. The mechanism for management, monitoring and continual improvement is the New Gold Health and Safety management system. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-LA1*

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Appendix Total number and rate of new employee hires by age group. n/a The level of disclosure is considered adequate. Not a material topic. No

G4-LA5

Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Health and Safety – Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees. JOHS committees include supervisory and managerial level, and represent 100% of workforce. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-LA6

Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Health and Safety, Appendix. Injury and injury rates are recorded using a cross-corporation electronic data management system. Disaggregated absenteeism data is not available. The information is currently unavailable. Included in injury rate calculations. No

MM4*

Number of strikes and lockouts

No strikes or lockouts took place at our sites. n/a n/a n/a No
ASPECT: TRAINING AND EDUCATION

G4-LA10*

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Health and Safety – Training and Our Communities – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development; n/a n/a n/a No

G4-LA11

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Appendix Data on gender and employees category not available. The information is not currently available. n/a No
ASPECT: DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

G4-LA12

Composition of Governance Bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category by gender, age group, minority group memberships, and other indicators of diversity

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Appendix Age group data not available. The information is currently unavailable. The level of disclosure is considered adequate. No

G4-LA13*

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation

Basic salaries are equal for women and men. No information is available on remuneration beyond basic salary. The information is currently unavailable. This assessment has not been performed. The level of disclosure is considered adequate. No
SUB-CATEGORY: HUMAN RIGHTS
ASPECT: INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Working with Aboriginal Communities n/a n/a n/a No

G4-HR8*

Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of Indigenous Peoples and actions taken

Our Canadian sites and projects are located in regions where Indigenous Peoples have asserted Aboriginal rights or hold treaty rights and there have been no incidents of violations involving Indigenous rights reported. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-HR12*

Number of grievances about human rights impacts

No grievances about human rights impacts were recorded. n/a n/a n/a No

MM5*

Operations taking place in or adjacent to Indigenous Peoples' territories and formal agreements

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities – Working with Aboriginal Communities. New Afton, Rainy River and Blackwater are in asserted traditional territories of Canadian Aboriginal peoples. All three have signed agreements with Aboriginal groups. n/a n/a n/a No
SUB-CATEGORY: SOCIETY
MATERIAL ASPECT: LOCAL COMMUNITIES

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities n/a n/a n/a No

G4-SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments and development programs

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Communities. All New Gold operations and projects have implemented local community engagement and development programs based on stakeholder mapping and analysis and identified community needs. Our four operations have conducted a social impact assessment. All operations and projects have conducted environmental impact assessments, which are available to the public. n/a n/a n/a No

MM6

Disputes relating to land use and customary rights

No significant disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous peoples. n/a n/a n/a No

MM7

Grievance mechanisms used to resolve disputes

No grievances for significant disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous peoples were recorded. n/a n/a n/a No
ASPECT: ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING

MM8*

Number of artisanal or small-scale mining projects on or adjacent to sites

No artisanal or small-scale mining occurs on or adjacent to New Gold sites. n/a n/a n/a No
ASPECT: RESETTLEMENT

MM9*

Resettlements

No resettlement occurred associated with New Gold sites in 2016. n/a n/a n/a No
ASPECT: CLOSURE PLANNING

MM10

Operations with closure plans

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environment – Mine Closure n/a n/a n/a No
ASPECT: ANTI-CORRUPTION

G4-SO4*

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Social Responsibility – Human Rights and Ethics and Our Communities – About Our Supply Chain n/a n/a n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: PUBLIC POLICY

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Social Responsibility – Public Policy n/a n/a n/a No

G4-SO6*

Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary

No political contributions were made by New Gold in 2016. n/a n/a n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: COMPLIANCE

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Social Responsibility – Compliance with Laws and Regulations. New Gold’s ability to remain operational depends on our legal compliance wherever we operate. Management systems ensure compliance with laws and regulations at sites and at the corporate level. n/a n/a n/a No

G4-SO8

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environmental – Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance n/a n/a n/a No
SUB-CATEGORY: PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY
MATERIAL ASPECT: MATERIAL STEWARDSHIP

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Building Our Shared Future: Our Environmental – Cyanide Management n/a n/a n/a No

* = Indicator not associated with 2016 Material Topics.