Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index


General Standard Disclosures Reporting Level
Comprehensive Comprehensive
Core Core
Location External Assurance
STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS

G4-1

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Message from the President and CEO No
ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

G4-3

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About New Gold No

G4-4

Core Annual Information Form No

G4-5

Core Annual Information Form No

G4-6

Core Annual Information Form No

G4-7

Core Annual Information Form No

G4-8

Core Annual Information Form No

G4-9

Core Annual Information Form No

G4-10

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Appendix No

G4-11

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association No

G4-12

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About Our Supply Chain No

G4-13

Core No significant changes during the year regarding organizational size, structure, ownership or supply chain. No

G4-14

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Environmental Responsibility No

G4-15

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Integrity, Commitment and Creativity No

G4-16

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Appendix No
IDENTIFIED MATERIAL ASPECTS AND BOUNDARIES

G4-17

Core Annual Information Form pages 7-10 No

G4-18

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About This Report – Identifying Material Topics No

G4-19

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About This Report – Identifying Material Topics No

G4-20

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Appendix No

G4-21

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Appendix No

G4-22

Core No restatements have been made. No

G4-23

Core The 2014 report includes increased disclosures on the Rainy River project. Aspects boundaries were defined in 2014. No
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

G4-24

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About New Gold – Engaging with Our Communities of Interest No

G4-25

Core Our stakeholders are all individuals or groups who have an interest in our business and operations, are impacted by our business or operations or may impact our business or operations. No

G4-26

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About New Gold – Engaging with Our Communities of Interest. No specific engagement process is in place for the New Gold Corporate Responsbility Report except for the Peak Mines. No

G4-27

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About This Report – Identifying Material Topics No
REPORT PROFILE

G4-28

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About This Report No

G4-29

Core April 30, 2013 No

G4-30

Core Annual No

G4-31

Core sustainability@newgold.com No

G4-32

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About This Report – Meeting a Global Standard for Reporting No

G4-33

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – About This Report – Meeting a Global Standard for Reporting No
GOVERNANCE

G4-34

Core New Gold Website – Company No

G4-35

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Company No

G4-36

Comprehensive Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Integrity, Commitment and Creativity – HSE & CSR Governance No

G4-37

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Board Shareholder Communication Policy No

G4-38

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Company – Board of Directors
New Gold Website – Board of Directors Mandate
No

G4-39

Comprehensive Annual Information Form – Directors and Officers No

G4-40

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter No

G4-41

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Company – Corporate Governance No

G4-42

Comprehensive New Gold Website – HSE & CSR Committee Charter No

G4-45

Comprehensive New Gold Website – HSE & CSR Committee Charter No

G4-46

Comprehensive New Gold Website – HSE & CSR Committee Charter No

G4-47

Comprehensive New Gold Website – HSE & CSR Committee Charter No

G4-48

Comprehensive President and CEO No

G4-49

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Board Shareholder Communication and Engagement Policy No
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

G4-56

Core Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Integrity, Commitment and Creativity – HSE & CSR Governance No

G4-58

Comprehensive New Gold Website – Whistleblower Policy No

Specific Standard Disclosures

DMA and Indicators Location Identified Omission(s) Reason(s) for Omission(s) Explanation for Omission(s) External Assurance
 
CATEGORY: ECONOMIC
MATERIAL ASPECT: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Our Communities – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development n/a No

G4-EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

Corporate Responsibility Report – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development – Performance in 2014 – Economic Values Generated and Distributed, Annual Financial Review, pages 5–8 n/a No

G4-EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change

Annual Information Form – Climate Change Risks, page 63–64. Description of risk opportunities, impacts, financial implications methods and costs. The information is currently unavailable. Detailed assessment of financial implications has not been performed. No

G4-EC4

Financial assistance received from government

Corporate Responsibility Report – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development. Tax refunds only – see footnotes of Economic Values Generated and Distributed graph. n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACTS

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Our Communities – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development n/a No

G4-EC7

Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported

Corporate Responsibility Report – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development. A total of $1.6 million was invested in community infrastructure in 2014 across the Company. These investments were made to support community priorities as identified through engagement with key communities of interest. n/a No

G4-EC8

Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts

Corporate Responsibility Report – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development and About Our Supply Chain n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: PROCUREMENT PRACTICES

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Our Communities – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development n/a No

G4-EC9

Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation

Corporate Responsibility Report – Contributing to Sustainable Community Development, About Our Supply Chain, and Partnering with Aboriginal Communities Percentage data not available. New Gold's disclosure focuses on value of Aboriginal contracts for Canadian sites. The information is currently unavailable. We expect to have the ability to report on percentages of spending in local suppliers across the corporation. No
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENTAL
MATERIAL ASPECT: MATERIALS

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Cyanide Management. Cyanide is the only material identified in materiality list. Perceptions around cyanide and the communication about the safe and responsible use of this material are critical to three of four of our operations. n/a No

G4-EN1

Materials used by weight or volume

Corporate Responsibility Report – Cyanide Management n/a No
ASPECT: ENERGY

G4-EN3

Energy consumption within the organization

Corporate Responsibility Report – Energy and Emissions Management. Not a material topic. No data available on energy sold since New Gold does not produce or sell energy. The Standard Disclosure or part of the Standard Disclosure is not applicable. New Gold does not produce or sell energy. No

G4-EN5

Energy intensity

Corporate Responsibility Report – Energy and Emissions Management – Performance in 2014. Energy intensity relates to energy consumed within the organization. n/a No

G4-EN6

Reduction of energy consumption

Corporate Responsibility Report – Energy and Emissions Management – Performance in 2014. Information is only available for the New Afton Mine. n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: WATER

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Water Management. As with all environmental aspects, the mechanisms for management, monitoring and continual improvement are New Gold's environmental management systems. n/a No

G4-EN8

Total water withdrawal by source

Corporate Responsibility Report – Water Management – Performance in 2014. No waste water from other organizations is a factor in calculations. Water extracted or purchased is metered. n/a No

G4-EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused

Corporate Responsibility Report – Water Management – Performance in 2014. These calculations include only water recycled in processing ore and are estimated based on sites' water balances. Includes only operations' data. n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: BIODIVERSITY

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Biodiversity and Wildlife Management. As with all environmental aspects, the mechanisms for management, monitoring and continual improvement are New Gold's environmental management systems. n/a No

G4-EN11

Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

Corporate Responsibility Report – Biodiversity and Wildlife Management and Appendix. Blackwater and Rainy River projects are the only applicable sites. n/a No

G4-EN13

Habitats protected or restored

Corporate Responsibility Report – Reclamation and Closure Planning n/a No

G4-EN14

Total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk

Corporate Responsibility Report – Biodiversity and Wildlife Management, Appendix n/a No

MM1

Corporate Responsibility Report – Reclamation and Closure Planning – Land under Restoration Amount of land disturbed. The information is currently unavailable. Aim to report on operations' land disturbed in 2015. No

MM2

Corporate Responsibility Report – Reclamation and Closure Planning – Land under Restoration n/a No
ASPECT: EMISSIONS

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Energy and Emissions Management. As with all environmental aspects, the mechanisms for management, monitoring and continual improvement are New Gold's environmental management systems. Not a material topic. n/a No

G4-EN15

Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)

Corporate Responsibility Report – Energy and Emissions Management Only report gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions. The information is subject to specific confidentiality constraints; the information is currently unavailable. Not a material topic for New Gold. Current level of reporting is considered sufficient. Also report to Carbon Disclosure Project. No

G4-EN16

Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)

Corporate Responsibility Report – Energy and Emissions Management Only report gross indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions. The information is currently unavailable. Not a material topic for New Gold. Current level of reporting is considered sufficient. Also report to Carbon Disclosure Project. No

G4-EN18

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity

Corporate Responsibility Report – Energy and Emissions Management n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: EFFLUENTS AND WASTE

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Waste Management. As with all environmental aspects, the mechanisms for management, monitoring and continual improvement are New Gold's environmental management systems. n/a No

G4-EN22

Total water discharge by quality and destination

Corporate Responsibility Report – Water Management. All New Gold operations are no-water discharge sites. n/a No

G4-EN23

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

Corporate Responsibility Report – Waste Management n/a No

G4-EN24

Total number and volume of significant spills

Corporate Responsibility Report – Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance n/a No

MM3

Corporate Responsibility Report – Waste Management Overburden, rock and sludges amounts not disclosed. The information is currently unavailable. The only identified material aspect within process waste has been tailings. No
MATERIAL ASPECT: COMPLIANCE

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance. Management systems are in place to ensure compliance. n/a No

G4-EN29

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Corporate Responsibility Report – Environmental Incidents and Regulatory Compliance n/a No
CATEGORY: SOCIAL
SUB-CATEGORY: LABOUR PRACTICES AND DECENT WORK
MATERIAL ASPECT: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Protecting the Health and Safety of Our People. The mechanism for management, monitoring and continual improvement is the New Gold Health and Safety management system. n/a No

G4-LA1

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region

Corporate Responsibility Report – Appendix. Overall turnover rate in 2014 was 13.7%, not including exploration and development projects, since those experience significant seasonal variations. Total number and rate of new employee hires during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region is omitted. Turnover rates don't include data on gender or age group. The information is currently unavailable. The level of disclosure is considered adequate. Not a material topic. No

G4-LA5

Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Protecting the Health and Safety of Our People. JOHS Committees include supervisory and managerial level, and represent 100% of workforce. n/a No

G4-LA6

Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Protecting the Health and Safety of Our People – Performance in 2014, Appendix. Injury and injury rates are recorded using a cross-corporation electronic data management system. Disaggregated absenteeism data is not available. The information is currently unavailable. Included in injury rates calculations. No
ASPECT: TRAINING AND EDUCATION

G4-LA9

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Protecting the Health and Safety of Our People. Training figures are specific to Health and Safety Training. n/a No

G4-LA10

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Protecting the Health and Safety of Our People, New Gold Story: Supporting Our Employees: Workforce Retraining and Capacity Building at Cerro San Pedro n/a No

G4-LA11

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Employee Development and Teamwork –
Scorecard 2: Our People
n/a No
ASPECT: DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

G4-LA12

Corporate Responsibility Report – Appendix. General information on employees by category and Aboriginal descent for Canadian sites only. Gender, age group and minority status data not available. The information is currently unavailable. The level of disclosure is considered adequate. Not a material topic. No

G4-LA13

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation

Basic salaries are equal for women and men. No information on remuneration above and beyond basic salary. The information is currently unavailable. This assessment has not been performed. The level of disclosure is considered adequate. Not a material topic. No
SUB-CATEGORY: HUMAN RIGHTS
ASPECT: INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Partnering with Aboriginal Communities. n/a No

G4-HR8

Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples and actions taken

Our Canadian sites and projects are located in regions where indigenous peoples have asserted aboriginal rights or hold treaty rights and there have been no incidents of violations involving indigenous rights reported. n/a No

MM5

New Afton, Rainy River and Blackwater are in asserted traditional territories of Canadian Aboriginal peoples. All three have signed agreements with Aboriginal groups. n/a No
SUB-CATEGORY: SOCIETY
MATERIAL ASPECT: LOCAL COMMUNITIES

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Our Communities n/a No

G4-SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Corporate Responsibility Report – Living the New Gold Values: Our Communities. All New Gold operations and projects have implemented local community engagement and development programs based on stakeholder mapping and analysis and identified community needs. Of our four operations, only one has not conducted a social impact assessment. All operations and projects have conducted environmental impact assessments which are available to the public. n/a No

MM6

No significant disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and indigenous peoples. n/a No
ASPECT: ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE MINING

MM8

No artisanal mining occurs on or adjacent to New Gold sites. n/a No
ASPECT: RESETTLEMENT

MM9

No resettlement occurred associated with New Gold sites in 2014. n/a No
ASPECT: CLOSURE PLANNING

MM10

Corporate Responsibility Report – Reclamation and Closure Planning n/a No
ASPECT: ANTI-CORRUPTION

G4-SO4

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures

Corporate Responsibility Report – Human Rights and Ethics n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: PUBLIC POLICY

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Public Policy n/a No

G4-SO6

Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary

No political contributions have been made by New Gold in 2014. n/a No
MATERIAL ASPECT: COMPLIANCE

G4-DMA

Generic disclosures on management approach

Corporate Responsibility Report – Compliance with Laws and Regulations. New Gold's ability to remain operational depends on our legal compliance wherever we operate. Management systems ensure compliance with laws and regulations at sites and corporate level. n/a No

G4-SO8

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations

Corporate Responsibility Report – Compliance with Laws and Regulations n/a No

MM11

Corporate Responsibility Report – Cyanide Management n/a No