Barrick Gold Corporation

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Barrick "[I]s a leading international gold mining company, with a portfolio of 27 operating mines and seven advanced exploration and development projects located across five continents, and a large land position on the world’s best exploration belts... The Company has... completed the construction of the Tulawaka, Lagunas Norte and Veladero mines in 2005, and the Cowal mine in early 2006." [1]

Barrick was cofounded by David Gilmour and Peter Munk.

Access the Barrick Gold Corporation's corporate rap sheet compiled and written by Good Jobs First here.

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Barrick has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)[1]. See ALEC Corporations for more.

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Barrick own 75% of the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea.

For a detailed critical examination of the Barrick Gold's board members see Mining in the Ituri Province of the Congo-A Contemporary Profile.

For critical resources see


Accessed April 2013: [2]


Accessed April 2013: [3]

Former Directors


PR Staff

  • Vincent Borg, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

Industry Association Affiliations

Barrick’s Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board

"Barrick’s Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board was formed in 2012 and acts as an external sounding board on a range of corporate responsibility issues, including community relations, sustainable development, water, energy, climate change, security and human rights." [4]

Special Consultant




Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011
  2. Barrick Gold Management, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2013.
  3. Barrick Gold Board, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2013.
  4. Barrick Gold CSR, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2013.

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