APPENDIX

About New Gold

STRATEGIC PARTICIPATION IN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
ORGANIZATIONS LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION
Mining Association of Canada International Social Responsibility Committee, TSM Initiative Leaders
Mining Association of British Columbia Board of Directors, Environmental Committee
Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia CSR Committee and Aboriginal Committee
Mining Association of Ontario Member
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico Member
Mexican Mining Chamber Member
American Exploration and Mining Association (U.S.) Member

About This Report

2015 MATERIAL TOPICS AND BOUNDARIES (GRI G4-20, G4-21)
MATERIAL TOPICS G4 ASPECTS GRI DMAS1 AND INDICATORS (REPORTED FULLY OR PARTIALLY) MATERIAL TO SITES BOUNDARIES AND COMMUNITIES OF
INTEREST (COI)
Biodiversity Biodiversity DMA, EN14, MM2, EN13 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Community Development
Local hiring and training Training and Education,
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
DMA, LA9, LA11
LA12
All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Local business development Procurement Practices DMA, EC9 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other COIs at regional and national level
Community investments Economic Performance DMA, EC1 All sites External. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Compliance with environmental permits and regulations Compliance DMA, EN29 All Sites Internal
Cyanide management Materials, Effluents
and Waste
DMA, EN1, EN24 All sites except New Afton Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs in Canada, U.S., Mexico and Australia
Energy and greenhouse gas emissions management Energy DMA, EN3 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Engagement and communications with communities of interest Local Communities DMA, S01, MM6, MM7 All Sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Impact on water quality Compliance DMA, EN29 All sites External. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Mine closure and reclamation Local Communities,
Closure Planning
DMA, MM10, MM7 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
Occupational health and safety Occupational Health and Safety,
Training and Education
DMA, LA5, LA6, LA9 All sites Internal
Tailings management Effluents and Waste DMA, MM3 All sites except Mesquite and Cerro San Pedro Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs in Canada and Australia
Water Management
Water consumption Water DMA, EN8, EN10 All sites Internal and external. External communities of interest include local and Aboriginal communities, and other regional- and country-level COIs at all of our sites
1

Disclosure on Management Approach.

Living the New Gold Values: Employee Development and Teamwork

Overall Workforce Data at December 31, 2015

Total workforce by employment type and location
Locations Categories (All Employees)
Canada Clerical Non-clerical Managerial Executive Contractors Total
Vancouver office 4 10 9 3 2 28
Toronto office 5 12 9 8 1 35
Blackwater project 3 7 3 0 6 19
New Afton 9 401 7 1 25 443
Rainy River project 7 101 10 1 24 143
USA 0
Denver office 1 3 2 1 0 7
Mesquite 15 288 6 1 41 351
Mexico 0
Cerro San Pedro 40 363 9 1 73 486
Australia 0
Peak Mines 72 204 6 1 30 313
Total New Gold 156 1,389 61 17 202 1,825
Total (male employees) 63 1,264 50 16 148 1,541
Total (female employees) 93 125 11 1 24 254

Note: one of the sites does not track contractors per gender, hence the difference in the totals of 30 people.

Average Turnover by site
Locations All Employees Male Employees Female Employees
Canada Voluntary Involuntary Voluntary Involuntary Voluntary Involuntary
Vancouver office 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Toronto office 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0%
Blackwater project 1.8% 0.0% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
New Afton 2.7% 0.2% 4.5% 0.5% 0.9% 0.0%
Rainy River project 5.3% 2.4% 8.7% 0.9% 1.9% 3.9%
USA
Denver office 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Mesquite 4.5% 2.3% 8.4% 4.4% 0.6% 0.3%
Mexico
Cerro San Pedro 0.3% 14.0% 0.4% 21.0% 0.2% 7.0%
Australia
Peak Mines 8.0% 12.5% 6.0% 13.0% 10.0% 12.0%
Aboriginal Population by Site
Locations Categories
Canada Clerical Non-clerical Managerial Executive Contractors Total Percentage
Blackwater project 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.00%
New Afton 1 88 3 0 9 22.80%
Rainy River project 1 18 3 0 2 16.78%
Male Employees
Blackwater project 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
New Afton 0 75 3 0 8 22.05%
Rainy River project 0 16 2 0 1 17.27%
Female Employees
Blackwater project 0 0 0 0 0 0%
New Afton 1 13 0 0 1 28.30%
Rainy River project 1 2 1 0 1 15.15%
Average Absenteeism by site
Locations All Employees Male Employees Female Employees
Canada Planned Unplanned Planned Unplanned Planned Unplanned
Vancouver office 5.0% n/a 5.0% n/a 5.0% n/a
Toronto office 8.5% n/a 5.0% n/a 12.0% n/a
Blackwater project 3.6% n/a 2.7% n/a 4.4% n/a
New Afton 9.1% 2.4% Data not tracked by gender
Rainy River project 1.6% 0.2% 1.3% 0.0% 1.9% 0.3%
USA
Denver office 17.5% n/a 24.0% n/a 11.0% n/a
Mesquite 4.0% 2.5% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0%
Mexico
Cerro San Pedro 1.3% 1.8% 1.4% 1.5% 1.3% 2.0%
Australia
Peak Mines 13.9% 5.7% 4.7% 1.8% 23.0% 9.6%

Living the New Gold Values: Protecting the Health and Safety of Our People

2015 PERFORMANCE
LTI1 LTIFR2 TRIFR3
New Afton 0 0 1.62
Peak Mines 1 0.24 5.00
Mesquite 0 0 2.64
Cerro San Pedro 0 0 0.30
Rainy River 0 0 1.42
Blackwater 0 0 0
Total New Gold 1 0.03 1.86
1

Lost Time Injuries (LTI).

2

Lost-Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) is the number of lost-time injuries per 200,000 hours worked. Lost-Time Injuries x 200,000 hours ÷ total hours worked.

3

Total Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) is the number of injuries per 200,000 hours worked. (Lost-Time Injuries + Medical Treatment Injuries + Restricted Duties Injuries) x 200,000 hours ÷ total hours worked.

Environmental Responsibility: Water Management

RAW WATER WITHDRAWAL
SOURCE NEW AFTON MESQUITE PEAK
MINES
CERRO SAN PEDRO RAINY RIVER1 BLACKWATER TOTAL NEW GOLD
Surface water 2,310,9822 200 2,311,182
Groundwater 03 1,298,599 639,055 1,519,992 3,945 3,461,560
Water utilities 746,028 746,028
Total in cubic metres 2,310,982 1,298,599 1,385,083 1,519,992 4,145 6,518,770
1

Rainy River is not currently set up to collect this data.

2

From Kamloops Lake.

3

New Afton pumps approximately twice the volume of water underground than is pumped out.

Environmental Responsibility: Water Management

WATER RECYCLED (IN M3)
SOURCE NEW AFTON MESQUITE PEAK MINES CERRO SAN PEDRO TOTAL NEW GOLD
Processing plant 9,339,411 23,779,600 181,000 17,861,069 51,161,080

Environmental Responsibility: Energy and Emissions Management

FUEL CONSUMPTION BY MAJOR SOURCES, BY SITE
SOURCE NEW AFTON MESQUITE PEAK MINES CERRO SAN PEDRO RAINY RIVER BLACKWATER TOTAL NEW GOLD
Diesel (litres) 3,548,474 26,937,055 2,910,634 17,016,430 10,073,492 173,291 60,659,376
Gasoline (litres) 114,248 380,457 2,909 53,450 679,939 16,629 1,247,632
Propane (litres) 21,715 319,538 355,386 13,617 4,071 27,480 741,807
Natural gas (GJ) 51,881 51,881
ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY SITE
SOURCE NEW AFTON MESQUITE PEAK MINES CERRO SAN PEDRO RAINY RIVER BLACKWATER TOTAL NEW GOLD
Hydro (kWh) 219,297,730 2,049,513 n/a 221,347,243
Electricity other than hydro (kWh) 17,015,727 89,715,695 37,350,407 144,081,829

Environmental Responsibility: Waste Management

PROCESS WASTE: TAILINGS AND WASTE ROCK
NEW AFTON MESQUITE PEAK MINES CERRO SAN PEDRO TOTAL NEW GOLD
Tailings (000s tonnes) 4,951 697 5,648
Waste rock (000s tonnes) 389,909 38,793 372,486 6,892 46,447
MATERIALS RECYCLED
PEAK MINES CERRO SAN PEDRO NEW AFTON MESQUITE RAINY
RIVER
BLACKWATER TOTAL NEW GOLD
Compost 3 3
Paper, plastic and metal recycled (tonnes) 147.5 139 265.8 338 6.8 896.9
Oil and lubricants recycled (litres) 96,522 229,945 74,000 257,855 9,650 667,972
Tires recycled (tonnes) 74.5 28 411 513.5

Environmental Responsibility: Biodiversity and Wildlife Management

IUCN RED LIST SPECIES AND NATIONAL CONSERVATION LIST SPECIES WITH HABITATS WITHIN SITES1
SPECIES LOCATION IUCN
STATUS2
OTHER STATUS
Fairy Duster Mesquite n/a California Native Plant Protection Act – Sensitive and Protected species
Desert Tortoise Mesquite Vulnerable USA Endangered Species Act – Threatened and Endangered species
Candy Barrel Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Electrode Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Snowball Cactus Cerro San Pedro n/a Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Threatened
Stenocactus Coptonogonus Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Peyotillo Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Worthen’s Sparrow Cerro San Pedro Endangered Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Engineered
Northern Flicker Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Engineered
Black-Tailed Jackrabbit Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
American Badger Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Striped Whip Snake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern n/a
Greer’s Mexican Kingsnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Mexican Pine Snake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – No Endemic-Endangered
Mohave Rattlesnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Huamantlan Rattlesnake Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Mexican Mud Turtle Cerro San Pedro Least Concern Mexican Official Norm of SEMARNAT NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010 – Endemic-Protected
Kultarr Peak Mines Least Concern New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act – Endangered Species
Western Toad New Afton Vulnerable British Columbia – Blue List3; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Special Concern
Great Basin Spadefoot Toad New Afton Least Concern British Columbia – Blue List; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Northern Caribou Blackwater Least Concern British Columbia – Blue List; Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Whitebark Pine Blackwater Vulnerable British Columbia – Blue List
Eastern Whip-poor-will Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened –
Schedule 1
Bobolink Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
Barn Swallow Rainy River Least Concern Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) – Threatened
Canada Species at Risk Act (SARA) – Threatened
1

Management plans and/or procedures exist for all 25 species listed.

2

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species includes seven categories ranging from Least Concern to Extinct.

3

Includes any indigenous species or subspecies considered to be of Special Concern (formerly Vulnerable) in British Columbia.

Environmental Responsibility: Reclamation and Closure Planning

LAND UNDER RESTORATION1
New
Afton
Mesquite PEAK MINES Cerro San
Pedro
Rainy
River
Blackwater TOTAL New
Gold
Hectares 1.46 15 3 19.46
1

The approximated figures for on-site restoration activities include only areas under rehabilitation within our mining leases.