Appendix

About New Gold

Strategic Participation in Industry Associations
Organizations Level of Participation
Mining Association of Canada International Social Responsibility Committee, TSM Initiative Leaders
Mining Association of British Columbia Board of Directors, Environmental Committee
Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia CSR Committee and Aboriginal Committee
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico Member
Mexican Mining Chamber Member

About This Report

2014 Material Topics and Boundaries (GRI G4-20, G4-21)
Material Topics G4 Aspects GRI DMAs1 and Indicators Material to Sites Boundaries and Communities of
Interest (COI)
Health and Safety Occupational Health and Safety DMA, LA5, LA6, LA9 All sites Internal
Local Community Economic Development Economic Performance DMA, EC1 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional and country level COIs at all of our sites
Direct Local and Aboriginal Employment and Contracting Procurement Practices DMA, EC9 New Afton, Rainy River, Blackwater Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other COIs in British Columbia and Ontario, as well as at the national level
COI Engagement and Communications Local Communities DMA, S01, MM6 All sites External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional and country level COIs at all of our sites
Tailings Management Effluents and Waste DMA, MM3 All sites except Mesquite and Cerro San Pedro Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional and country level COIs in Canada and Australia
Biodiversity and Wildlife Management Biodiversity DMA, EN14, MM2 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional and country level COIs at all of our sites
Cyanide Management Materials, Effluents and Waste DMA, EN1, MM11 All sites except New Afton Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional and country level COIs in Canada, U.S., Mexico and Australia
Regulatory Compliance Environment – Compliance, Social – Compliance DMA, EN29, SO8 All sites Internal
Public Policy Public Policy DMA, SO6 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional and country level COIs in Canada, U.S., Mexico and Australia
Viability and Longevity of Operations N/A – Annual Review N/A – This topic is extensively discussed in our Annual Review and Annual Information Form. Peak, Cerro San Pedro Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional and country level COIs in Canada, U.S., Mexico and Australia
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Disclosure on Management Approach

Living the New Gold Values: Employee Development and Teamwork

Overall Workforce Data at December 31, 2014

Total workforce by employment type and location
Locations Categories
Canada Clerical Non-clerical Managerial Defined Term Contractors
Vancouver office 4 12 11 1 0
Toronto office 5 12 15 0 0
Blackwater project 4 18 7 32 1
New Afton Mine 6 361 49 31 14
Rainy River project 6 39 14 10 0
USA
Denver exploration office 1 4 2 0 0
Mesquite Mine 8 273 36 0 44
Mexico
Mexico City office 1 0 1 0 0
Cerro San Pedro Mine 112 370 39 2 184
Australia
Peak Mines 8 287 52 36 13
Total New Gold 155 1,376 226 112 256
Turnover* by site
Locations
Canada
Vancouver office 3.6%
Toronto office 3.1%
Blackwater project n/a
New Afton Mine 8.2%
Rainy River project n/a
USA
Denver exploration office 12.5%
Mesquite Mine 10.0%
Mexico
Mexico City office 0.0%
Cerro San Pedro Mine 12.3%
Australia
Peak Mines 9.7%
*

Turnover in exploration and development projects are not included given the significant seasonal variations.

Aboriginal Employment Data (Canada only)

Aboriginal Population* by Category
Locations Administration
Canada Clerical Non-clerical Managerial
Vancouver office 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Toronto office 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blackwater project 0.0% 20.4% 0.0%
New Afton Mine 12.5% 23.1% 6.0%
Rainy River project 14.3% 4.7% 11.1%
*

Self-identification is only available in Canada.

Aboriginal Population* by Gender
Locations
Canada Male Female
Vancouver office 0.0% 0.0%
Toronto office 0.0% 0.0%
Blackwater project 18.6% 11.1%
New Afton Mine 20.7% 24.0%
Rainy River project 7.3% 7.4%
*

Self-identification is only available in Canada.

Turnover* in Aboriginal population by gender
Locations
Canada Male Female
Vancouver office n/a n/a
Toronto office n/a n/a
New Afton Mine 9.8% 8.3%
*

Turnover in exploration and development projects are not included given the significant seasonal variations.

Living the New Gold Values: Protecting the Health and Safety of Our People

2014 Performance
LTI1 LTIFR2 TRIFR3
New Afton 5 0.74 2.04
Peak 1 0.25 7.81
Mesquite 2 0.59 2.90
Cerro San Pedro 0 0.00 0.91
Rainy River 0 0.00 0.69
Blackwater 0 0.00 0.00
New Gold 8 0.33 2.54
1

Lost Time Injury (LTI)

2

Lost-Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) is the number of lost-time injuries per 200,000 hours worked. Lost-Time Injuries x 200,000 hours ÷ total hours worked.

3

Total Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) is the number of injuries per 200,000 hours worked. (Lost-Time Injuries + Medical Treatment Injuries + Restricted Duties Injuries) x 200,000 hours ÷ total hours worked.

Environmental Responsibility: Water Management

Raw Water Withdrawal
Source New
Afton
Mesquite Peak Cerro San Pedro Rainy
River
Blackwater Total New Gold
Surface water 1,216,774 –- 16,010 8,600 1,241,384
Groundwater 478,740 1,496,123 495,508 1,409,797 10,673 18,982 3,909,824
Water utilities 819,301 819,301
Total in cubic metres 1,695,514 1,496,123 1,314,809 1,409,797 26,683 27,582 5,970,508

Environmental Responsibility: Energy and Emissions Management

Fuel Consumption by Major Sources, by Site
Source New
Afton
Mesquite Peak Cerro San Pedro Rainy
River
Blackwater Total New Gold
Diesel (litres) 3,296,529 27,885,463 3,214,060 19,750,764 14,593.2 189,527 54,350,936
Gasoline (litres) 130,790 413,598 8,327 63,802 34,206.6 27,462 678,185.6
Propane (litres) 24,783 445,982 442,677 8,946 4,706.2 92,419 1,019,513.2
Natural gas (GJ) 69,835 69,835
Electricity Consumption by Site
Source New
Afton
Mesquite Peak Cerro San Pedro Rainy
River
Blackwater Total New Gold
Hydro (kWh) 197,079,444 423,540 197,502,984
Electricity other than hydro (kWh) 16,504,920 83,806,810 32,095,499 132,407,229

Environmental Responsibility: Waste Management

Process waste: Tailings and Waste Rock
New
Afton
Mesquite Peak Cerro San Pedro TOTAL New
Gold
Tailings (000s tonnes) 3,947 739 4,686
Waste rock (000s tonnes) 39,359 37,107 38,064 24,479 61,664
Materials Recycled
Peak Cerro San
Pedro
New
Afton
Mesquite Rainy
River
Blackwater Total New
Gold
Compost 6 6
Paper, plastic and metal recycled (tonnes) 243.5 166 288.6 510 15 1,223.1
Oil and lubricants recycled (litres) 122,020 231,120 90,600 209,258 3,312 656,310
Tires recycled (tonnes) 58.4 26.0 81.3 398.0 0.6 564.3

Environmental Responsibility: Biodiversity and Wildlife Management

IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats within sites1
Species Location IUCN Status2 Other Status
Fairy Duster Mesquite n/a California Native Plant Protection Act – Sensitive and Protected species
Desert Tortoise Mesquite Vulnerable USA Endangered Species Act – threatened and endangered species
Candy Barrel Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Electrode Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Snowball Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Threatened
Stenocactus Coptonogonus Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Peyotillo Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Worthen‘s Sparrow Cerro San Pedro Endangered Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Engineered
Northern Flicker Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Engineered
Black-tailed Jackrabbit Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
American Badger Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Striped Whip Snake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern n/a
Greer‘s Mexican Kingsnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Mexican Pine Snake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Mohave Rattlesnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Huamantlan Rattlesnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Mexican Mud Turtle Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Kultarr Peak Mines Least Concern New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act – Endangered Species
Western Toad New Afton Vulnerable British Columbia – Blue List3; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Special Concern
Great Basin Spadefoot Toad New Afton Least Concern British Columbia – Blue List; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Northern Caribou Blackwater Least Concern British Columbia – Blue List; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Whitebark Pine Blackwater Vulnerable British Columbia – Blue List
Eastern
Whip-poor-will
Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened – Schedule 1
Bobolink Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Barn Swallow Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
1

Management plans and/or procedures exist for all 25 species listed.

2

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species includes seven categories ranging from Least Concern to Extinct.

3

Includes any indigenous species or subspecies considered to be of Special Concern (formerly Vulnerable) in British Columbia.

Environmental Responsibility: Reclamation and Closure Planning

Land under Restoration*
New
Afton
Mesquite Peak Cerro San
Pedro
Rainy
River
Blackwater TOTAL New
Gold
Hectares 73.8 16.9 15.0 3.4 1.0 110
*

The approximated figures for on-site restoration activities include only areas under rehabilitation within our mining leases.