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Mining Barrick named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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:

  • A ten-year trend of improving the company’s total reportable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) as a result of a culture of teamwork and courageous safety leadership – Courage to Care. Since 2005, there has been an 84 percent improvement in the TRIFR (from 2.79 to .46 in 2015).
  • Progress towards Barrick’s goal of reducing energy costs by 10 percent by 2019. In 2015, Barrick reduced its spend on energy by 30 percent from its 2014 baseline and sourced 17.6 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.
  • Contributing $6.3 billion to its host countries and communities in the form of wages and benefits, royalties and taxes, purchases of goods and services, and community investments. This includes more than $1.1 billion in purchases from the local communities where Barrick operates, and 64 percent of jobs filled by employees from the local area.

Barrick's 2015 Responsibility Report is available at barrick.com/responsibility.