Newcrest is committed to the sustainable discovery, development and production of gold and copper. As a responsible miner we must identify, assess and report our responses to climate change challenges. As an energy-intensive business, we are seeking options to increase energy efficiency and to transition to a lower carbon future.
We acknowledge climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today and that mining operations contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions.
As a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals, the World Gold Council and the Minerals Council of Australia, Newcrest endorses our industry association statements on climate change. We are also working with these associations to better understand the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions for the gold and copper value chains, and to identify best practices in the mining and metals industry to reduce emissions, adapt to the changing climate and to contribute positively to a low carbon future.
Newcrest is taking action to appropriately manage climate change risks and opportunities, consistent with our objective to sustainably deliver superior returns to our stakeholders. We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders on climate change risks and opportunities, playing our role in the transition to a low carbon economy and contributing to adaptation plans.
Further information on our approach to climate change can be found in the Newcrest Climate Change Statement. Our climate change performance is reported through our Sustainability Report.