At New Gold, we make it a priority to act as a responsible mining company, from our management practices to our health and safety standards to our stewardship of the environment. We understand that our business activities have an effect on the people who work in our operations, their environment, and on their communities. Our growth and success as a company depends on the long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability of each of the communities in which we work and live.
We are committed to maintaining the highest health and safety standards in our mines and development projects. We seek to minimize and mitigate the impacts of mining on the environment, and to practice effective, progressive rehabilitation of mined areas.
To ensure that communities benefit from our activities, we make significant contributions to local social and economic growth. We run support and development programs ranging from infrastructure initiatives including roads and housing, to local educational facilities improvements, community medical and dental services and extensive land reclamation programs. At all times we strive to demonstrate our respect for local cultural and environmental values.
We regularly update our policies in the key areas of health and safety, the environment and corporate social responsibility, and monitor our success against the three pillars of sustainability- economic achievement, environmental performance and sustainable communities. For more information, download our complete HSE CSR Corporate Policy or our Sustainability Reports 2011, 2010, 2009.
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