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Employment

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Disclosure Requirement Disclosure Response
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary a. An explanation of why the topic is material New Gold adheres to the best HR practices and standards for recruiting and selecting the right individuals. The HR department is overseen by senior management and practices are reviewed regularly to ensure we are attracting and retaining strong individuals.
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur; 
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly linked to the impacts through its business relationships
This topic includes all New Gold sites.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary Specific to New Gold employees and contractors where applicable.
103-2 The management approach and its components a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic Attracting, recruiting and selecting the right talent is of critical importance to the continued success of New Gold and to support our culture of empowering people for extraordinary performance.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach New Gold adheres to the best HR practices and standards for recruiting and selecting the right individuals. The HR department is overseen by senior management and practices are reviewed regularly to ensure we are attracting and retaining strong individuals.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
New Gold manages all aspects of employment through various policies, standards and procedures that are shared with all new employees during the onboarding process.
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach For each material topic, the reporting organization shall report the following information: 
a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach
Employees are required to undergo annual performance reviews with their managers overseen by the HR department. Exit interviews are also conducted to gather information.
401-1

New employee hires and employee turnover

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Rainy River New Afton Corporate & Blackwater Cerro San Pedro
a. Total number and rate of new employee hires during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region:
i. Under 30 years old (A) 75 35 0 7
ii. 30–50 years old (B) 114 19 4 9
iii. Over 50 years old (C ) 51 3 4 4
iv. Total number of employees joining the organization (= A+B+C) 239 57 8 20
v. Male new hires 201 41 5 19
vi. Female new hires 39 16 3 1
b. Total number and rate of employee turnover during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region:
i. Under 30 years old (A) 28 31 2 15
ii. 30–50 years old (B) 80 56 9 36
iii. Over 50 years old (C ) 35 12 5 11
iv. Total number of employees leaving employment (= A+B+C) 143 99 16 62
v. Male turnover 117 81 10 51
vi. Female turnover 26 18 6 11
401-2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Benefits which are standard for full-time employees of the organization but are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation. These include, as a minimum:

  i. life insurance
  ii. health care
  iii. disability and invalidity coverage
  iv. parental leave
  v. retirement provision
  vi. stock ownership
  vii. others
All employees are eligible to receive extended health and wellness benefits. Travel allowance is not paid for fixed term employees. In addition to the core offering, permanent full-time employees are eligible for disability coverage (short and long term) as well as Life Insurance and Critical Illness. All employees are eligible for extended health and wellness benefits as well as provinicial health coverage. In addition to the core offering, permanent full-time employees are eligible for disability coverage (short and long term) as well as Life Insurance and Critical Illness. Not available All employees are eligible to receive food stamps, monthly security and variable bonuses. Monthly security bonus varies for fixed term non-unionized employees.
b. The definition used for ‘significant locations of operation’ One office located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, one office located in Emo, Ontario, one warehouse in Fort Frances, Ontario and mine site located 30 minutes northeast of Emo. The New Afton Mine office is located on site which is 10 km from the city of Kamloops, British Columbia. Not available The Cerro San Pedro Mine is located in the municipality of Cerro de San Pedro, in the central area of the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
401-3

Parental leave

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Total number of employees who were entitled to parental leave, by gender 11 - 6 Male,
5 Female 
8 - 3 Male,
5 Female
Not available 1 Female
b. Total number of employees who took parental leave, by gender 11 - 6 Male,
5 Female
8 - 3 Male,
5 Female
Not available 1 Female
c. Total number of employees who returned to work in the reporting period after parental leave ended, by gender 4 - 3 Male, 1 Female 4 Female Not available 1 Female
d. Total number of employees who returned to work after parental leave ended who were still employed 12 months after their return to work, by gender 0 2 Female Not available 0
e. Return to work and retention rates of employees who took parental leave, by gender Not available Not available Not available Not available

Labour/Management Relations

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Disclosure Requirement Disclosure Response
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary a. An explanation of why the topic is material New Gold complies in all material respects with all local and national labour laws and regulations for all operations
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur; 
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly linked to the impacts through its business relationships
New Gold strives to maintain compliance for all labour regulations at all operations.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary Limited to jurisdictions that New Gold operates.
103-2 The management approach and its components a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic Operations follow the local labour codes and ensure compliance in all material respects with national legislation, where applicable.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach New Gold complies with all labour regulations to create a healthy and productive work environment.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
See above.
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach For each material topic, the reporting organization shall report the following information: 
a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach
Labour regulations have been audited in accordance with TSM.

No internal or external audits or verifications were conducted in 2018.
402-1

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Minimum number of weeks’ notice typically provided to employees and their representatives prior to the implementation of significant operational changes that could substantially affect them New Gold provides information to all key employees within the appropriate amount of time to ensure transparency and honesty among the New Gold team.
b. For organizations with collective bargaining agreements, report whether the notice period and provisions for consultation and negotiation are specified in collective agreements At CSP Mine, all unionized personnel are covered by collective bargaining agreements, and notice and provisions for consultation are specified within the agreement.
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Number of strikes and lock-outs exceeding one week’s duration, by country

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
Number of strikes and lock-outs exceeding one week's duration, by country There were no strikes or lock-outs during 2018.

Occupational Health and Safety

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Disclosure Requirement Disclosure Response
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary a. An explanation of why the topic is material Occupational health and safety is material as material risks can have serious consequences to New Gold’s stakeholders, both internally (New Gold employees and contractors) and externally (host communities, governments, shareholders) if not managed effectively.
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur; 
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly linked to the impacts through its business relationships
This topic includes all New Gold operations.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary Health and safety is decentralized to all operations with oversight from New Gold’s corporate office.
103-2 The management approach and its components a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic The Health and Safety Program takes a risk-based approach. All of our material health and safety risks are documented in risk registers for each of our sites, which are then consolidated to create the overall company-wide risk register. Once risks are identified, prevention and mitigation controls are put in place to manage these risks.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach New Gold believes in strong health and safety measures for all of its operations and projects.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
The Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program, which promotes health and safety initiatives, as well as crisis management and emergency response plans.

TSM: Protecting the health and safety of employees, contractors and communities is a fundemental component of TSM and deeply engrained in the Canadian mining industry's culture.
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach For each material topic, the reporting organization shall report the following information: 
a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach
Compliance with company-wide H&S objectives is measured against a set of key performance indicators (KPIs).
403-1

Workers’ representation in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. The level at which each formal joint management-worker health and safety committee typically operates within the organization Site level Site level Site level Site level
b. Percentage of workers whose work, or workplace, is controlled by the organization, represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees 100% 100% 100% 100%
403-2

Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Types of injuries, injury rate, occupational disease rate, lost day rate, absentee rate and workforce-related fatalities for all employees:        
i. Types of injuries FAI, LTI, MTI, RDI FAI, MTI, RDI, LTI FAI, MTI, RDI, LTI  MTI, RDI
ii. Injury rate (IR rate = the frequency of injuries relative to the total time worked by the total workforce in the reporting period)  0.93 1.60 1.20 1.32
iii. Occupational disease rate (ODR = the frequency of occupational diseases relative to the total time worked by the total workforce in the reporting period) 0 0 0 0
iv. Lost day rate (LDR) = Days away, restricted or transferred Frequency rate (DART FR = the impact of occupational accidents and diseases as reflected in time off work by the affected workers; it is expressed by comparing the total lost days to the total number of hours scheduled to be worked by the workforce in the reporting period) 
*****New Gold sites use the LTIFR, Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate****
0.23 0.20 0 0
v. Absentee rate (AR = Total absent days ÷ Total days scheduled to be worked for the period) Total: 6.16
Planned: 3.91
Unplanned: 2.25
Total: 0.22
Planned: 0.16
Unplanned: 0.06
Not available Total: 0.24
vi. Total number of work-related fatalities 0 0 0 0
b. Types of injuries, injury rate and workforce-related fatalities for all workers (contractors minus employees) whose work or workplace is controlled by the organization:        
i. Types of injuries FAI, LTI, MTI, RDI FAI, MTI, RDI None None 
ii. Injury rate (IR = the frequency of injuries relative to the total time worked by the total workforce in the reporting period) 0.69 1.74 2.29 0
iii. Total number of work-related fatalities 0 0 0 0
c. The system of rules applied in recording and reporting accident statistics LTIFR = Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate
TRIFR = Total Reportable Injury Frequency Rate
AIFR = All Injury Frequency Rate
RDIFR = Restricted Duty Injury Frequency Rate
403-3

Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Whether there are workers whose work, or workplace, is controlled by the organization, involved in occupational activities that have a high incidence or high risk of specific diseases No No No No
If yes, please provide a brief description of the activities and risks involved
403-4

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Whether formal agreements (either local or global) with trade unions cover health and safety No No No Yes – Union of Service Workers and Industry in general in the State of San Luis Potosi.
b. If so, the extent, as a percentage, to which various health and safety topics are covered by these agreements:
i. Personal protective equipment Yes, there is an identification of the PPE required for each job, and it is provided according to the internal procedures.
ii. Joint management–worker health and safety committees Yes, and it conducts its monthly meeting during the integrated management system’s monthly meeting.
iii. Participation of worker representatives in health and safety inspections, audits and accident investigations The Safety and Hygiene Commission is integrated by unionized and worker representatives; they partake in monthly meetings, monthly inspections and incident investigations.
iv. Training and education According the annual program.
v. Complaints mechanism A grievance mechanism is in place.
vi. Right to refuse unsafe work It is established as part of the internal work regulations.
vii. Periodic inspections According the annual program, one each month.

Training and Education

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Disclosure Requirement Disclosure Response
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary a. An explanation of why the topic is material Training and education is imperative for New Gold operations to ensure continued work with competent and qualified individuals.
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur; 
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly linked to the impacts through its business relationships
Training and education programs are available to all New Gold employees.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary The boundary for this topic is limited to the jurisdictions of our mining operations.
103-2 The management approach and its components a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic New Gold provides on-the-job training, opportunities for growth, professional memberships and conference opportunities.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach New Gold is committed to providing the necessary support, education and training to ensure effective performance and maintenance of necessary professional licences and designations among all employees.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
A strategy and approach is outlined in the Community Engagement and Development Management Standard which is implemented at all sites.
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach For each material topic, the reporting organization shall report the following information: 
a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach
Annual performance evaluations are conducted as outlined in the HR Policy.
404-1

Average hours of training per year per employee

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Average hours of training that the organization’s employees have undertaken during the reporting period, by: Each New Gold site provides training on a consistent basis to all employees tailored to the needs and level of employees. Training is conducted all year around. 15,082 hr.
i. Gender New Gold did not track training by gender at these sites in 2018. F: 1,186 hr.
M: 13,895 hr.
ii. Employee category New Gold did not track training by employee category at these sites in 2018. Unionized: 8,706
Non-unionized: 6,256
Contractors: 120

Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Disclosure Requirement Disclosure Response
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary a. An explanation of why the topic is material The respect of the interests of Indigenous peoples is paramount to New Gold, especially with activities that could affect these communities.
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur; 
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly linked to the impacts through its business relationships
New Gold strives to ensure all employees and contractors respect the interests of Indigenous peoples at all operations.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary New Gold strives to ensure that employees and contractors respect the interests of Indigenous peoples.
103-2 The management approach and its components a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic New Gold upholds the relationships with communities impacted by our operations. The governance of these relationships is overseen by the Board of Directors’ Technical and Sustainabililty Committee. This structure ensures the appropriate guidance and resources are given. Our sites manage their own community relations and development budget. They receive guidance through our Community Engagement and Development Management Standard.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach New Gold strives to go above and beyond the expectations of our host communities in order to maintain trust and transparency with all of the communities we interact with at each site.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
As a company, we incorporate global guidelines and standards into our approach to community relations such as the guidelines from the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the Canadian Mining Association’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program, and the United Nations Global Compact.
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach For each material topic, the reporting organization shall report the following information: 
a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach
New Gold’s dedicated CSR teams have ongoing dialogue with the local communities to promote trust and transparency. All our operations also have a grievance mechanism in place to ensure any issues identified are resolved in a timely manner. No significant changes were made in 2018.
411-1

Incidents of violations involving rights of Indigenous peoples

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Total number of identified incidents of violations involving the rights of Indigenous peoples during the reporting period 0 0 0 0
b. For incidents identified, provide details of status of the incidents and actions taken with reference to the following: 0 0 0 0
i. Incidents reviewed by the organization 0 0 0 0
ii. Remediation plans being implemented 0 0 0 0
iii. Remediation plans that have been implemented, with results reviewed through routine internal management review processes 0 0 0 0
iv. Incidents no longer subject to action 0 0 0 0
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Total number of operations taking place in or adjacent to Indigenous peoples’ territories, and number and percentage of operations or sites where there are formal agreements with Indigenous peoples’ communities

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
Whether site operations are taking place in or adjacent to Indigenous peoples’ asserted territories Yes Yes Yes Yes
Whether there are any formal agreements in place with Indigenous peoples’ communities Yes Yes Yes

Local Communities

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Disclosure Requirement Disclosure Response
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary a. An explanation of why the topic is material Respect and trust with our host communities is of the utmost importance to New Gold.
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur; 
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly linked to the impacts through its business relationships
New Gold strives to ensure all employees and contractors uphold and respect the cultures and traditions of our host communities to ensure minimal impact on communities.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary This topic is limited to the jurisdictions of New Gold operations.
103-2 The management approach and its components a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic New Gold upholds the relationships with communities impacted by our operations. The governance of these relationships is overseen by the Board of Directors’ Technical and Sustainabililty Committee. This structure ensures the appropriate guidance and resources are given. Our sites manage their own community relations and development budget. They receive guidance through our Community Engagement and Development Management Standard.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach New Gold believes in creating positive impacts in all communities. As a company, our goals are to promote economic growth, build capacity and support local initiatives.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
As a company, we incorporate global guidelines and standards into our approach to community relations such as the guidelines from the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the Canadian Mining Association’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program, and the United Nations Global Compact.
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach For each material topic, the reporting organization shall report the following information: 
a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach.
New Gold’s dedicated CSR teams have ongoing dialogue with the local communities to promote trust and transparency. All our operations also have a grievance mechanism in place to ensure any issues identified are resolved in a timely manner. No significant changes were made in 2018.
413-1

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
a. Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and/or development programs, including the use of: 100% of our operations have implemented local community engagement, impact assessments and development programs.
i. Social impact assessments, including gender impact assessments, based on participatory processes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ii. Environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
iii. Public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments Yes Yes Yes Yes
iv. Local community development programs based on local communities’ needs Yes Yes Yes Yes
v. Stakeholder engagement plans based on stakeholder mapping Yes Yes Yes Yes
vi. Broad based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups Yes Yes Yes Yes
vii. Works councils, occupational health and safety committees and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts Yes Yes Yes Yes
viii. Formal local community grievance processes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Number and description of significant disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous peoples

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
Number of significant disputes relating to land or resource use of local communities and Indigenous peoples associated with current, planned or proposed future operations 0 0 0 0
Describe the nature of these disputes 0 0 0 0
Status of the disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous peoples 0 0 0 0
Definition of ‘significant dispute’ 0 0 0 0
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The extent to which grievance mechanisms were used to resolve disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous peoples, and the outcomes

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
What actions were taken to resolve disputes related to land use and customary rights of local communities and Indigenous peoples? New Gold adheres to our grievance mechanisms and encourages all stakeholders to contact and address any grievance. Grievances are addressed in a timely manner and all interactions are recorded and communicated back to the stakeholder.
Were grievance procedures used?
What was the outcome of the procedures used?

Closure Planning

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Disclosure Requirement Disclosure Response
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary a. An explanation of why the topic is material New Gold understands that eventually mineral deposits wil deplete and mining operations will stop. We are committed to responsible mine closure at all sites.
b. The Boundary for the material topic, which includes a description of:
i. where the impacts occur; 
ii. the organization’s involvement with the impacts. For example, whether the organization has caused or contributed to the impacts, or is directly linked to the impacts through its business relationships
This topic includes all managed operations.
c. Any specific limitation regarding the topic Boundary The boundary for this topic is limited to the jurisdictions of our mining operations.
103-2 The management approach and its components a. An explanation of how the organization manages the topic Mine Closure plans are required for each site and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
b. A statement of the purpose of the management approach The purpose is to comply with regulations, promote active reclamation and adequately prepare for transition from operations to closure to consider environmental and social aspects.
c. A description of the following, if the management approach includes that component:
i. Policies
ii. Commitments
iii. Goals and targets
iv. Responsibilities
v. Resources
vi. Grievance mechanisms
vii. Specific actions, such as processes, projects, programs and initiatives
All New Gold sites develop closure plans with support from the Community Engagement and Development Management Standard.
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach For each material topic, the reporting organization shall report the following information: 
a. An explanation of how the organization evaluates the management approach, including:
i. the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the management approach;
ii. the results of the evaluation of the management approach;
iii. any related adjustments to the management approach
As a member of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), New Gold has endorsed the TSM Mine Closure Framework.
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Number and percentage of operations with closure plans

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Rainy River New Afton Mesquite Cerro San Pedro
Closure plan (yes/no, date of last update, status) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Percentage of operations with closure plans 100%