At New Gold, we believe that the Company should be managed in an ethical manner and in keeping with the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This commitment is reflected in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our Health, Safety, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. We also subscribe to the principles, including governance standards, set out by major domestic and international bodies such as the UN Global Compact on Human Rights.
The Board’s objectives are to enhance and preserve long-term shareholder value and to ensure the Company meets its obligations on an ongoing basis in a reliable and safe manner. In performing its functions, the Board also considers the legitimate interests that our other stakeholders such as employees, customers and communities may have in the Company. In overseeing the conduct of business, the Board, through the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, sets the standards of conduct for the Company.