Upholding high standards is central to how we deliver enduring value and sustainable practices across our business – from exploration through to operations and closure.
Our Responsible Mining Framework encompasses all aspects of the business, from economic impacts and opportunities, to health and safety, environment, people, host and adjacent communities, our investors, business partners, and society more broadly.
We are committed to responsible mining that leaves a positive legacy every day. This includes the way we develop and operate mines, where our impacts are managed, and how opportunities to enhance value are incorporated at the earliest stages of mine planning.
Our framework is guided by an Integrated Management System (IMS), audited annually. In February 2022 we received our latest certificate of compliance for OceanaGold against the requirements of our IMS standards.
This framework supports our commitment to the World Gold Council’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs). In 2021, each World Gold Council member company was required to complete a self-assessment, to identify the gaps remaining to conform to the RGMPs. This gap assessment helped identify conformance and areas for continuous improvement around environment, social and governance (ESG) internal systems and processes and was validated through independent external assurance in September 2021 to confirm OceanaGold continues to progress our corrective action plans against identified continuous improvement opportunities.