New Gold prepares its annual Corporate Responsibility Report in accordance with the Core option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. The GRI Standards are the first global standards for sustainability reporting, representing the global best practice for organizations to report on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts.

Disclosure Number Disclosure Title Disclosure Requirement Disclosure Response
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of organization New Gold Inc.
102-2 Activities, brands, products and services New Gold is a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company engaged in the exploration, development and operation of mineral properties.
102-3 Location of headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
102-4 Location of operations Canada, Mexico
102-5 Ownership and legal form 100%
2019 Annual Information Form (page 9)
102-6 Markets served 2019 Annual Information Form (page 12)
102-7 Scale of organization i. Total number of employees 1,492 as of December 2019
ii. Total number of operations 3 (Rainy River, New Afton and Cerro San Pedro)
iii. Net sales or net revenues 2019 Consolidated Financial Statements (page 8)
iv. Total capitalization broken down in terms of debt and equity 2019 Consolidated Financial Statements (page 10)
v. Quantity of products or services provided Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2019 (page 3)
102-8 Information on employees and other workers a. Total number of employees by employment contract, by gender This data is not available for 2019. New Gold will be tracking employment by gender more closely for future reporting needs.
b. Total number of employees by employment contract, by region This data is not available for 2019. New Gold will be tracking employment data more closely for future reporting needs.
c. Total number of employees by employment type, by gender This data is not available for 2019. New Gold will be tracking employment by gender more closely for future reporting needs.
d. Whether a significant portion of the organizations activities are performed by workers who are not employees. If applicable, a description of the nature and scale of work performed by workers who are not employees Workers who are not employees do not perform a significant portion of New Gold activities.
e. Any significant variations in the numbers reported in Disclosures 102-8 a-c Not applicable
f. An explanation of how data has been compiled, including any assumptions made At New Gold, our Human Resources department works with each site to ensure accurate and timely information is captured and stored in line with our policies, procedures and standards.
102-9 Supply chain A description of the organization’s supply chain, including its main elements as they relate to the organization’s activities, primary brands, products and services 2019 Annual Information Form (page 12)
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Significant changes to the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or supply chain, including: No significant changes occurred in 2019.
i. changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions; No significant changes occurred in 2019.
ii. changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations); No significant changes occurred in 2019.
iii. changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination No significant changes occurred in 2019.
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach Whether and how the organization applies the Precautionary Principle or approach Risk factors are noted in the Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2019:
2019 Annual Information Form (page 36)
102-12 External initiatives A list of externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes, or which it endorses As a Company, we incorporate the following global guidelines and standards into our approach to community relations: the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program, and the United Nations Global Compact (of which we are a signatory).
102-13 Membership of associations A list of the main memberships of industry and other associations, and national or international advocacy organizations Mining Association of Canada, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Ontario Mining Association, Mining Association of British Columbia, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker A statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair or equivalent senior position) CEO’s Letter
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards and norms of behaviour A description of the organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour New Gold is guided by its corporate values, which impact our behaviours, shape our culture, inform our decision-making, and guide how we interact with one another and how we engage with our stakeholders.

New Gold’s Corporate Values:
People & Communities
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics a. A description of internal and external mechanisms for: 
i. seeking advice about ethical and lawful behaviour, and organizational integrity; Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Whistleblower Policy
ii. reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour, and organizational integrity Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Whistleblower Policy
102-18 Governance structure a. Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental, and social topics Corporate Governance
b. Committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental, and social topics Technical and Sustainability Committee Charter
Board of Directors Mandate
102-19 Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental, and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees 2020 Management Information Circular - Board of Directors (pages 78-79), Risk Oversight and Management (pages 85-86)
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics a. Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics Chief Executive Officer; Chief Financial Officer
b. Whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board.
102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental and social impacts a. Highest governance body’s role in identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities – including its role in the implementation of due diligence processes Corporate Governance
b. Whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body’s identification and management of economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities Social and environmental impact assessments are done on a regular basis. All sites have dedicated community relations teams to regularly interface with nearby communities to identify impacts, risks and opportunities for members. Material results from these assessments are shared with the Technical and Sustainability Committee of the Board as appropriate.
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups A list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization New Gold has hundreds of stakeholders at our operations and projects and at our corporate offices. These include but are not limited to employees, contractors, governments, shareholders, investors, industry and sector representatives, peer companies, regulatory bodies, host communities and Indigenous and non-Indigenous community groups, community organizations, etc.
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (use data from Disclosure 102-7 as the basis for calculating the percentage) At CSP Mine, all unionized personnel are covered by collective bargaining agreements.
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders The basis for identifying and selecting stakeholders with whom to engage New Gold undertakes an extensive process of identifying stakeholders who may be impacted by our operation with a particular focus on vulnerable or under-represented groups. We regularly encourage existing stakeholders to identify others with whom the company should be engaging.
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process Our approach to stakeholder engagement is dependent on local context and varies between sites. The frequency and depth of engagement depends on local stakeholders' desire to engage with New Gold. Stakeholder engagement plans are developed annually at each operation in line with the Community Engagement and Development Management Standards and reviewed twice a year through Management Reviews at each site. Through the preparation for this report, the data collected from each stakeholder engagement plan was collected and reviewed.
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised a. Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, including: Key topics that have been raised through engagement are: local employment, Indigenous relations, and procurement.
i. how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting; New Gold believes in transparency when responding to concerns from local communities. Through consultation, relationship development and further meetings we are able to address these concerns.
ii. the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns Concerns are raised and addressed through our grievance processes at each operation.
Reporting Practice
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements a. A list of all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents 2019 Consolidated Financial Statements (page 13)
b. Whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report No material subsidiaries excluded
2019 Consolidated Financial Statements (page 13)
102-46 Defining report content and topic boundaries a. An explanation of the process for defining the report content and the topic Boundaries New Gold has presented topics that have been identified as material to the Company. These material topics are identified annually and tracked in order to provide the most accurate information in this report. Each site participates in identifying material topics through discussion with stakeholders, continuous updating of risk registers, stakeholder maps, grievance registers and other consultation documents. This information is compiled at the corporate office and reviewed by senior management and the Board's Technical and Sustainability Committee.
b. An explanation of how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for defining report content Same as above
102-47 List of material topics a. A list of the material topics identified in the process for defining report content Water Consumption
Effluents & Waste
Environmental Compliance
Labour Management Relations
Occupational Health & Safety
Training & Education
Rights of Indigenous People
Local Communities
Closure Planning
Economic Performance
Market Presence
Procurement Practices
Indirect Economic Impact
Climate Change
Water Management
102-48 Restatements of information a. The effect of any restatements of information given in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements Environmental Indicators:

MM1 - Amount of land (owned or leased, and managed for production activities or extractive use) disturbed or rehabilitated

Revised 2018 closing balances for Rainy River and New Afton due to updated measurement method.
102-49 Changes in reporting a. Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the list of material topics and topic Boundaries Not applicable
102-50 Reporting period a. Reporting period for the information provided Annually - 2019
102-51 Date of most recent report a. If applicable, the date of the most recent previous report Q3 2019
102-52 Reporting cycle a. Reporting cycle Annually
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report a. The contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards The claim made by the organization, if it has prepared a report in accordance with the GRI Standards This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.
102-55 GRI content index a. The GRI content index, which specifies each of the GRI Standards used and lists all disclosures included in the report This table represents the GRI Content Index.
b. For each disclosure, the content index shall include:
i. the number of the disclosure (for disclosures covered by the GRI Standards);
ii. the page number(s) or URL(s) where the information can be found, either within the report or in other published materials;
iii. if applicable, and where permitted, the reason(s) for omission when a required disclosure cannot be made
102-56 External assurance a. A description of the organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report The process for seeking external assurance is outlined in the Community Engagement and Development Management Standard and is followed on an annual basis.
b. If the report has been externally assured: The report has not been externally assured. 
i. a reference to the external assurance report, statements, or opinions. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, a description of what has and what has not been assured and on what basis, including the assurance standards used, the level of assurance obtained, and any limitations of the assurance process;
ii. the relationship between the organization and the assurance provider;
iii. whether and how the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking external assurance for the organization’s sustainability report