Modern, responsible mining relies on a diverse team of experts and professionals from geologists to hydrologists, chemists and biologists, engineers, accountants and sustainable development specialists. In our new Beyond Borders blog, we ask some of Barrick’s experts to share their perspectives.
November 25, 2015
Violence against women is a global pandemic that must be stopped
Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It marks the start of the United Nations’ annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It is, as the UN states, a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls. Over the next 16 days, which culminates December 10 with UN Human Rights Day, we will publish a series of stories to help raise awareness about the scourge of gender-based violence and the need to respect human rights. Our initial post is written by Todd Minerson, Executive Director of White Ribbon, a non-governmental organization working to address and prevent gender-based violence. Barrick and White Ribbon have an ongoing partnership to provide gender-based violence prevention programming at Barrick sites and host communities in Zambia, Papua New Guinea and Nevada. Here, Todd gives us a sense of how pervasive gender-based violence is around the globe and what must be done to combat it.
November 19, 2015
Mining and education: sharing intangible benefits
All of the programs that we develop hinge on the axis of education because in providing people knowledge, new ways of doings things and adequate tools, we are developing their capacity to provide for themselves and make positive changes in their world.
September 23, 2015
A great journey
Barrick’s Lumwana mine in Zambia has contributed to a significant improvement in the quality of education in the local community. Joseph Pyele, who grew up in the area, has played an important role in the transformation. An eight-year veteran of Lumwana’s community relations department, Pyele writes about the initial trepidation he felt upon joining Lumwana, and the pride he feels in contributing to the positive changes in the community.
August 22, 2015
Athletes drive and determination to reach the podium truly inspiring
It is no secret that the past several years in the mining industry have been challenging. The gold price is down 40 percent since peaking in September 2011 and share prices have come under significant pressure. Change and uncertainty have been near constants. At Barrick, we believe we are taking the right steps to emerge stronger than ever, however many of our people are understandably wondering when things will turn for the better. How do...
August 06, 2015
BLOG: Serving neighbor Nepal
This past spring, Nepal was rocked by devastating earthquakes that left thousands dead and millions homeless. In late May, Barrick’s Arun Rai went on a relief mission to Nepal with his wife, Anju.
August 02, 2015
Best. Week. Ever.
Sarah Wells can now add Pan Am silver medalist to her already impressive resume. The 400-meter Canadian hurdler earned the medal on July 22, capping a tumultuous journey to the podium that required her to overcome a devastating stress fracture injury.