Barrick has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the ninth consecutive year; and the company was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the tenth year in a row.
"We are honored to be included again in this highly respected index,” said Barrick President Kelvin Dushnisky. “Our success depends on transforming resources into mutual benefit, and with the highest regard for the safety of people and the environment. Being included in the DJSI for the past nine years really reflects Barrick people coming to work every day and doing the job right. It is our people who deserve the recognition, and we commend them for their continued commitment to sustainability.”
Each year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index independently evaluates more than 2,500 companies using rigorous sustainability criteria to identify the top 10 percent of performers. Companies are evaluated on a range of sustainability metrics, including governance, social performance, environment, and economic contributions — taking into account both industry-specific trends, as well as sustainability issues facing multiple sectors.
By operating in a responsible manner Barrick creates significant value for its shareholders, employees, local communities and host countries. In 2015, this included:
Barrick's 2015 Responsibility Report is available at barrick.com/responsibility.