Modern Slavery Statement

Modern slavery exploits vulnerable people and abuses their basic human rights. It goes against our values and our commitment to respecting the human rights of everyone impacted by our business and throughout our value chain.

Our approach to assessing and addressing modern slavery risks is incorporated within our broader responsible mining programs, in particular our:

  1. Human Rights Impact Assessment program, led by the External Affairs and Social Performance function
  2. Responsible supply chain management program, supported by an executive-led, cross-functional working group.

In 2018, Australia passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018. The Act requires entities based, or operating, in Australia, which have an annual consolidated revenue of more than $100 million, to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and actions to address those risks. Other entities based, or operating, in Australia may report voluntarily.

On 1 January 2024, Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act came into force. The Act is applicable to an organization listed on a Canadian stock exchange, or an organization with a place of business in Canada, doing business in Canada or with assets in Canada, that meets at least two of the following three conditions for one of its two most recent financial years:

(1) $20 million or more in assets,
(2) $40 million or more in revenue or
(3) an average of at least 250 employees.

This Statement constitutes the first statement prepared by OceanaGold Corporation under the Canadian Act.

On 13 May 2024, we released our fourth Modern Slavery Statement. The Modern Slavery Statement outlines our work during the 2023 calendar year, to better understand and manage and reduce our potential exposures to modern slavery risks in our operations and our supply chain.

Please note: Our 2023 Statement has been submitted to the Australian government and is not yet officially published on the register