Last week it was announced that Goldcorp was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This is the second time we have been added to the DJSI, which includes 340 global companies identified as leaders in the areas of sustainable economic, environmental and social performance.
Goldcorp was among the 13 mining companies name to the index this year. The final results from the DJSI showed that Goldcorp scored well in indicators related to environmental management, social impacts on communities and mine closure. The company also scored well in indicators related to transparency and compliance/code of conduct.
The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach and includes the top 10% of companies across all sectors, with companies ranked on a relative basis following an annual review. An independent third party (SAM Research) undertook the evaluation of Goldcorp’s performance with an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria. The final rankings also took into account ongoing monitoring of media and stakeholder commentaries from consumer organizations, NGOs, governments or international organizations.
Our guiding principle is the cultivation of sustainable value for all stakeholders and we are excited that our achievements have been recognized by this and other important indices. Goldcorp is also a member of the Nasdaq OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index. We are pleased to see that our programs are not only yielding local results but also external recognition. We will continue to focus on a principled and conscientious approach to ensure that sustainability indices and ratings agencies have accurate and timely information about the company when making their evaluations. But more importantly, we’ll continue creating programs that leave a legacy of positive benefits in the communities where we operate for generations to come.
More information on Goldcorp’s sustainability performance can be found in the company’s 2011 Sustainability Report. The report meets the A+ of the GRI G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (including the Mining and Metals Supplement). This year, Goldcorp’s Sustainability Report underwent independent assurance as part of the company’s ongoing obligations as a member of the International Council of Mining and Metals and was also prepared in accordance to its commitments under the United Nations’ Global Compact.