TORONTO – Barrick Gold Corp. has been named to the Down Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the sixth consecutive year. It has also been included on the DJSI's North American index of leading companies for the seventh straight year.
"It's an honor to be recognized again this year by this highly-regarded and long-standing global sustainability index," said Jamie Sokalsky, Barrick's president and CEO. "The DJSI provides a very important benchmark for our progress in mining responsibly.
"While the past year has been a challenging one for the company, Barrick's commitment to transparency, environmental management, and positive community engagement remains unchanged. I'd like to thank our employees for their continued diligence and professionalism, and I share this important recognition with them."
The DJSI World Index independently evaluates more than 2,500 global companies using rigorous sustainability criteria to identify the top 10% of performers. Companies are assessed based on a range of sustainability metrics, including governance, social performance, environment and economic contributions, taking into account both industry specific trends, as well as sustainability issues facing multiple sectors.
Barrick's 2012 Responsibility Report is available at BarrickResponsibility.com.