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Climate Change

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.

Our climate change policy outlines our approach.

We have committed to a greenhouse (GHG) intensity target – a 30% reduction in GHG emissions per tonne of ore treated by 2030 against the 2018 baseline.

We are supporters of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures to help align global reporting.

In our business we use a range of energy sources from gas at Telfer, to cogeneration at Lihir, to electricity from the national grid at Cadia.  Detailed data on our energy sources and uses can also be found in our annual Sustainability Report.

As a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals, the World Gold Council and the Minerals Council of Australia, we endorse our industry associations’ 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.  To read more about gold and climate change read The World Gold Council report.

Further information on Newcrest’s approach to climate change can be found in our annual Sustainability Report.