Last month, we launched the Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs), a new framework that sets out clear expectations for consumers, investors and the downstream gold supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining.
We worked closely with our Members, the world’s leading gold mining companies, to develop these Principles that we believe address key environmental, social and governance issues for the gold mining sector. We also consulted extensively and input from a range of stakeholders unquestionably improved the final framework.
Last month in New York, we hosted the Evolve Investment Summit, where we discussed the importance of ESG considerations for the investment community. I had a chance to discuss the RGMPs with Gary Goldberg, at the time CEO of NewmontGoldcorp and Mick Wilkes, CEO of OceanaGold. Both have been instrumental in developing the RGMPs by overseeing this work on behalf of the Board of the World Gold Council.
In this video, we discuss why we developed the RGMPs, investor expectations around ESG and expectations as to how the mining industry will evolve over the next 5 to 10 years.