Independence Group Sustainability Report 2019

WHO WE ARE Independence Group NL (‘IGO’ or ‘the Company’) is a leading ASX-listed exploration and mining company with a strategic focus on metals that are critical to energy storage and renewable energy. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, the Company owns 100 per cent of the Nova nickel- copper-cobalt Operation and a 30 per cent non-operated interest in the Tropicana Operation, a Joint Venture with AngloGold Ashanti. In addition, the Company is pursuing aggressive growth through its portfolio of high- quality belt scale exploration projects across Australia and overseas that prioritise nickel and copper exploration and discovery. Stock Exchange Listing Independence Group NL is a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: IGO). It has been listed since 17 January 2002, having traded as Independence Gold NL from 17 January 2002 to 19 December 2003. ABOUT THIS REPORT This is IGO’s fifth Sustainability Report and presents our sustainability performance for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 (FY19). This report forms part of IGO’s annual corporate reporting suite and is best read in conjunction with IGO’s 2019 Annual Report, in addition to other IGO communications available online at . The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards (Core option) and the GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement. It addresses those aspects deemed material to IGO and our stakeholders. For details on the approach of this Sustainability Report, refer to page 69. The report covers activities currently under exploration and discovery, projects in development, managed operations, joint ventures and divested assets for IGO and its subsidiary companies. All performance data relates to IGO managed operations only, unless otherwise stated. Where applicable, information and performance data are included for the non-managed Tropicana Joint Venture. Additional information about AngloGold Ashanti’s sustainability performance at the Tropicana Operation can be found online at . All dollars are expressed in Australian dollars unless otherwise stated. We engaged an independent external assurance organisation, BDO Audit (WA) Pty Ltd, to provide the directors of IGO with assurance on selected subject matter and criteria, as explained in the independent limited assurance letter on page 100. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT This report includes forward looking information regarding future events, conditions, circumstances and the future performance of IGO. Often, but not always, forward looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as ‘may’, ‘will’, ‘expect’, ‘intend’, ‘plan’, ‘estimate’, ‘anticipate’, ‘continue’ and ‘guidance’, or other similar words and may include statements regarding plans, strategies and objectives of management, anticipated production or construction commencement dates and expected costs of production outputs. Such forecasts, projections and information are not a guarantee of future performance and involve unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond IGO’s control, which may cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this Sustainability Report. Relevant factors, including those identified as risk factors, are set out in our Annual Report. Forward looking statements only apply at the date of issue. Except as required by applicable regulations or by law, IGO does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events. Independence Group NL ABN 46 092 786 304 Suite 4 Level 5 South Shore Centre 85 South Perth Esplanade South Perth WA 6151 Postal PO Box 496 South Perth WA 6951 Keith Ashby Head of SHEQ and Risk +61 8 9238 8300