Barrick Gold Corp.: Platinum Award winner

Barrick set its reporting sights high in 2016 and captured the distinction of winning a Platinum Award with an annual report entitled “A company of owners.”

Barrick’s corporate vision was featured prominently in its disclosures, portraying a company that aims to generate “wealth through responsible mining – wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.”

The corporation excelled in the financial reporting category with disclosures that provided good linkage between 2016 financial and operational performance, and 2017 strategic priorities in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis. The letters from the executive chair and president focused on how areas of competitive advantage would be harnessed to deliver on strategy moving forward.

In the electronic disclosure category, Barrick impressed judges with a website that was a true hub for investor information and an effective social media presence.

Barrick was commended for providing strong disclosure of corporate governance highlights including risk oversight, diversity initiatives, and commitments to maintaining an active and engaged board.

Barrick received high marks from the sustainability judges with its comprehensive sustainability strategy and explanation of how each material issue is managed, including potential risks.

For more information, see the 2017 Judges’ Book.