Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs)

The Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs) are a framework that set out clear expectations for consumers, investors and the downstream gold supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining.Established by the World Gold Council for its member companies in 2019, the intent of the RGMPs is that these Principles will become a credible and widely recognised framework through which gold mining companies and their stakeholders can provide confidence that their gold has been produced responsibly.

The RGMPs cover ten principles, split into three topics: governance, social and environment.

At OceanaGold, sustainability is fundamental to the way we do business. It matters to investors, our employees and to us as a company. Operating sustainably governs every aspect of our business and these principles fundamentally feed into the kind of company we are striving to be.

Since making that commitment, we have undertaken significant steps to align and ultimately conform to the RGMPs. This process has included:

  • Developing or updating and implementing policies, systems processes and controls
  • Disclosing information that helped external stakeholders to understand how conformance with the RGMPs was achieved
  • Obtaining independent assurance over the process to ensure stakeholder confidence and credibility in the process and conclusions.

As a company we will continue to have our policies, systems, processes and controls independently assured annually to continue to demonstrate conformance against the RGMPs.