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Barrick Gold keeps place in DJSI index

Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow says the company’s ranking in the 95th percentile of mining companies listed on the latest Dow Jones Sustainability Index's (DJSI) World Index is a pleasing independent affirmation of the strong emphasis it puts on sustainability issues and the robustness of its approach to ESG issues.
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"At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that our ability to operate successfully is acutely dependent on delivering long-term value to all our stakeholders and proactively managing our impacts on the wider environment," he said.

Barrick said 2020 marked the 13th consecutive year it had been listed in the World Index, which assesses the governance and social performance, environmental management and economic contributions of 2,500 companies to determine a top 10% across key industries.

The DJSI was the longest-running global sustainability benchmark worldwide and had become the key reference point in sustainability investment.

Barrick said it scored full marks (100th percentile) in the categories of environmental reporting, water-related risks, social reporting and human rights, and improved its scores in policy influence, operational eco-efficiency, biodiversity and occupational health and safety.