GRI General Disclosure

IAMGOLD prepares its Health, Safety and Sustainability Report under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, in accordance with the Core option in the following table, although we have not obtained external assurance for this report.

General Disclosure Disclosure Required Rosebel Essakane Westwood Corporate Exploration
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the organization IAMGOLD Corporation
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services a. Description of the organization's activities IAMGOLD is a leading mid-tier gold mining company with four operations in three continents. A solid base of strategic assets in North America, South America and West Africa are complemented by development and exploration projects, and continued assessment of acquisition opportunities.
b. Primary brands, products, services, including an explanation of any products or services that are banned in certain markets The organization's primary product is gold.
102-3 Location of headquarters a. Location of the organization’s headquarters IAMGOLD is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
102-4 Location of operations a. Number of countries where the organization operates, and the names of countries where it has significant operations and/or that are relevant to the topics covered in the report

Gold Mines:*
Essakane, Burkina Faso
Rosebel, Suriname
Westwood, Quebec, Canada

Development Projects:
Côté Gold, Ontario, Canada
Boto Gold, Senegal

Exploration Projects:
Pitangui, Brazil
Nelligan, Canada
Monster Lake, Canada
Loma Larga, Ecuador
Camp Caiman, French Guiana
Siribaya, Mali
Eastern Borosi, Nicaragua

Exploration Offices:
Burkina Faso, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mali, Peru, Senegal, Suriname

Joint Ventures:**
Sadiola, Mali
Yatela, Mali

* Represent significant operations relevant to the sustainability topics covered in this report.
** The health, safety and sustainability performance of our joint venture interests is covered in the AngloGold Ashanti Limited Sustainability Report at

Annual Information Report, Item III, page 43

102-5 Ownership and legal form a. Nature of ownership and legal form Annual Information Report, Item I, page 13
102-6 Markets served a. Markets served, including:
i. geographic locations where products and services are offered;
ii. sectors served;
iii. types of customers and beneficiaries
Annual Information Report, Item III, page 116
General Disclosure Disclosure Required Rosebel Essakane Westwood Corporate Exploration
102-7 Scale of the organization a. Total number of employees 1,184 1,728 696 147 216
b. Net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues (for public sector organizations) $510.5 M USD net income
c. Total capitalization broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organizations) Debt: $1,120.1 M
Equity: $2,846.8 M
d. Quantity of products or services provided Attributable gold production (including joint ventures): 882,000 oz
Attributable gold production (excluding joint ventures): 816,000 oz
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102-8 Information on employees and other workers a. Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by gender Permanent Male: 983
Permanent Female: 102
Temporary Male: 72
Temporary Female: 27
Permanent Male: 1,480
Permanent Female: 202
Temporary Male: 607
Temporary Female: 60
Permanent Male: 596
Permanent Female: 54
Temporary Male: 34
Temporary Female: 12
Permanent Male: 76
Permanent Female: 52
Temporary Male: 7
Temporary Female: 12
Permanent Male: 143
Permanent Female: 28
Temporary Male: 39
Temporary Female: 6
b. Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by region Permament Total (Suriname): 1,085
Temporary Total (Suriname): 99
Permament Total (Burkina Faso): 1,682
Temporary Total (Burkina Faso): 667
Permament Total (Quebec): 650
Temporary Total (Quebec): 46
Permament Total (Toronto): 63
Permanent Total (Longueuil): 65
Temporary Total (Toronto): 11
Temporary Total (Longueuil): 8
Permanent Total (West Africa): 97
Permanent Total (South America): 60
Permanent Total (Canada): 14
Temporary Total (West Africa): 22
Temporary Total (South America): 3
Temporary Total (Canada): 20
c. Total number of employees by employment type (full-time and part-time), by gender Full-time Male: 1,055
Full-Time Female: 129
Part-Time Male: 0
Part-Time Female: 0
Full-time Male: 2,087
Full-Time Female: 262
Part-Time Male: 0
Part-Time Female: 0
Full-time Male: 630
Full-Time Female: 66
Part-Time Male: 0
Part-Time Female: 0
Full-time Male: 83
Full-Time Female: 64
Part-Time Male: 0
Part-Time Female: 0
Full-time Male: 182
Full-Time Female: 32
Part-Time Male: 0
Part-Time Female: 2
d. Whether a significant portion of the organization's activities are performed by workers who are not employees. If applicable, a description of the nature and scale of work performed by workers who are not employees 527 contractors

Mostly technical jobs and a few in administrative roles.
In the Security department we have some in supervisory roles.
55.69% of the work done by non-employees 267 contractors, in construction, mining, security, etc. All activities performed by employees All activities performed by employees
e. Any significant variations in the numbers reported in Disclosures 102-8-a, 102-8-b, and 102-8-c (such as seasonal variations) Not applicable
f. An explanation of how the data have been compiled, including any assumptions made Permanent = employees on permanent, indefinite contracts; temporary = employees on temporary, fixed term contracts; full-time = 40 hours/week; part-time = < 40 hours/week
102-9 Supply chain a. A description of the organization's supply chain, including its main elements as they relate to the organization's activities, primary brands, products and services

At IAMGOLD, Global Supply Chain is in charge of putting in place contracts for the biggest spends, while every business unit is in charge of operational procurement (purchase orders, bids for smaller spends, etc.). We prioritize local procurement when possible.

In the interest of transparency, we are publishing our top five suppliers by dollar spend globally across all sites:

  1. Vivo Energy Burkina
  2. Bollore Transport and Logistics Burkina Faso
  3. Maxam Burkina Faso SARL
  4. Oryx Burkina Faso SA
  5. Sol Suriname N.V.
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain a. Significant changes to the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or supply chain, including:
i. changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions;
ii. changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations);
iii. changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination
No significant changes
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach a. Whether and how the organization applies the Precautionary Principle or approach (G4-14)

We take a precautionary approach to emergency response. IAMGOLD policy requires all site personnel to invoke emergency response measures when needed.

Crisis Management Plans (CMPs) have been readied throughout the organization to define roles and provide guidelines for the successful and professional management of crisis incidents. These plans were externally audited as per the requirements of the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) standard.

102-12 External initiatives a. A list of externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes, or which it endorses “Industry Participation” Section – HSS Website
102-13 Membership of associations a. A list of the main memberships of industry and other associations, and national or international advocacy organizations “Industry Participation” Section – HSS Website
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker a. A statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy for addressing sustainability

See President’s Message and 2017 Targets and Achievements

Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour a. A description of the organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour

A driving philosophy for IAMGOLD has been our commitment to Zero Harm. We believe mining in a responsible manner and being accountable for our actions are at the core of who we are, and we strive to empower everyone who has a stake in our success to play their part.

Corporate Governance – IAMGOLD website
Relevant Policies – HSS website
HSS Policies – HSS website

102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics a. A description of internal and external mechanisms for:
i. seeking advice about ethical and lawful behaviour, and organizational integrity;
ii. reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour, and organizational integrity

IAMGOLD conducts its business based on the principles of transparency, fairness, honesty, integrity and respect, and strives to ensure that any employee, contractor, representative or member of the public can report perceived misconduct without the risk of retaliation.

These values are reflected in the IAMGOLD Whistleblower Policy, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy.

IAMGOLD's Internal Audit department is an appraisal function established to independently examine and evaluate systems, processes and activities of the corporation as an assurance service to the Audit Committee of the Board. The department also provides risk management, controls assessment, investigations and other services to management.

KPMG LLP provides auditing services to IAMGOLD to ensure that our financial reporting is in accordance with IFRS and that we have proper internal controls in place over financial reporting.

102-18 Governance structure (G4-34) a. Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body

The objective of the Safety, Environment and Reserves Committee of the Board of Directors is to assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities with respect to health, safety, environment and community (HSS) matters at all projects and properties of IAMGOLD.

Corporate Governance

b. Committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental, and social topics

SER Committee Charter

102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics a. Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics
b. Whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body

The Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Health, Safety and Sustainability and People is an executive-level position with responsibility over environmental, social (including human resources) and sustainability. The Chief Financial Officer oversees all economics-related issues. Both the SVP and the CFO report to the CEO of the organization.

102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts a. Highest governance body’s role in identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities – including its role in the implementation of due diligence processes

The Safety, Environment and Reserves (SER) Committee of the Board of Directors assists the Board and the Audit and Finance Committee in fulfilling their responsibilities under their mandates and applicable laws and regulations in respect of health, safety, environment and community matters. The committees’ responsibilities are mainly limited to oversight or review of issues and management; specifically the SVP of Corporate Affairs, Health, Safety and Sustainability, and People is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices to all of health, safety and sustainability.

b. Whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body’s identification and management of economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities

Social and environmental impact assessments are done on a semi-regular basis. All sites have dedicated community relations teams to regularly interface with nearby communities to identify impacts, risks and opportunities for members. Results of these assessments are shared with the aforementioned SER Committee which includes all senior executives including the SVP of Corporate Affairs, HSS and People as well as the Board of Directors.

Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups a. A list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization

IAMGOLD has thousands of stakeholders. At our projects and operations, our priority stakeholders include, but are not limited to, our employees, our host communities, civil society organizations and both local and national governments. At the corporate level, we share many of the same types of stakeholders, but we also interact regularly with shareholders and our own Board of Directors.

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102-41 Collective bargaining agreements a. Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (use data from Disclosure 102-7 as the basis for calculating the percentage) 74%

The Collective Labour Agreement is applicable (for the duration as agreed between Rosebel Gold Mines and Rosebel Gold Mines Workers’ Organisation) for the employees being unionized (a member of the Union), paying contribution to the RGWO. The percentage is 74%. However, due to article 15 of the law on collective labour agreements, the following is applicable for the remaining employees not being unionized:

“If the CLA does not provide otherwise, the employer who is bound by this agreement is obliged, during the term of the agreement, to also comply with the provisions regarding employment conditions with the employment contracts, as referred to in the CLA.”

So therefore the secondary benefits, etc. are also applicable for those not being unionized.

87% 68% 0% Not tracked
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders a. The basis for identifying and selecting stakeholders with whom to engage We encourage our sites to take an inclusive approach to stakeholder identification, and to cast a wide net. The identification process is an ongoing exercise in which stakeholders are directly involved. We also encourage our sites to pay extra attention to vulnerable groups that may be excluded from traditional forms of engagement. Each year we engage with thousands of local, regional and national level stakeholders in the countries where we operate.
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement a. The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process

Our engagement approach is unique to every site. The frequency and intensity of our meetings depends on the local, regional and national stakeholder context. While each site has the flexibility to design its own engagement program, guidance is provided at the corporate level through various documents, which include:

The Sustainability Policy

The Management Framework for Sustainability (not publicly available)

Overall, our engagement is guided by principles of honesty and transparency, and by the construction of meaningful relationships. Engagement is done on both an ad hoc and a systematic basis. We respond to incoming questions from communities, civil society, investment firms and others, but we also have management systems that set out ongoing engagement schedules, track meetings and measure the general satisfaction of our engagement. We meet with stakeholders in formal settings, like the Annual General Meeting, community open houses or in scheduled meetings with community consultation committees. We also take advantage of less formal opportunities such as individual consultations and community “walkabouts.”

102-44 Key topics and concerns raised a. Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, including: Key topics and concerns have related mainly to health and safety, small-scale mining, Indigenous engagement, local procurement, renewable energy, and mine closure.
i. how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting; There are currently no significant concerns. Any concerns raised by stakeholders are reported through our annual HSS report.
ii. the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns Not available
Reporting Practice
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements a. A list of all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents

2017 Annual Report

Annual Information Form

b. Whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report Not applicable
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries a. An explanation of the process for defining the report content and the topic Boundaries

IAMGOLD has presented information in this report that the Company regards as material to its operations and stakeholders. Material issues are those considered to be consistent with IAMGOLD’s Health and Safety Policy and its Sustainability Policy. They also take into account the issues raised by our stakeholders.

At both the corporate and site level, IAMGOLD continually assesses what issues are material to its stakeholders. Included in this group are IAMGOLD employees, communities, governments and other impacted or interested parties.

Our management systems, including our risk management process, identify aspects that present a material risk to an operation or the Company. These are prioritized to prevent accidents, impacts on the environment, and incidents that may involve communities or other stakeholders.

The sustainability department within each IAMGOLD site undertakes its own materiality process in both formal and informal ways, but primarily through discussion with stakeholders, and continuous updating of risk registers, stakeholder maps, grievance registers and other consultation documents. Similar exercises are conducted at the corporate office and include strategic planning reviews of stakeholder comments to determine material issues on short-, medium- and long-term bases.

Data has been provided on operations for which IAMGOLD is the owner-operator: Westwood, Essakane and Rosebel. The health, safety and sustainability performance of our joint venture interests in Sadiola and Yatela is covered by the AngloGold Ashanti Sustainability Report at

Information is provided where feasible for exploration offices, and we are working on closing information gaps going forward where data is not currently being tracked.

b. An explanation of how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for defining report content See 102-46-a
102-47 List of material topics a. A list of the material topics identified in the process for defining report content See 102-46-a

IAMGOLD continues to work toward achieving our Zero Harm commitment. Please view our Targets and Achievements page for 2018 objectives and our President's Message for an overview of 2017.
102-48 Restatements of information a. The effect of any restatements of information given in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements There are no restatements from the 2016 report.
102-49 Changes in reporting a. Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the list of material topics and topic Boundaries IAMGOLD decided to expand the topic boundaries for employment and will be publishing data as it relates to employee benefits such as pension and parental leave as well as basic salary by gender.
102-50 Reporting period a. Reporting period for the information provided 2017 calendar year
102-51 Date of most recent report a. If applicable, the date of the most recent previous report Q3 2016
102-52 Reporting cycle a. Reporting cycle Annual
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report a. The contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents Benjamin Little, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, HSS and People; T: +1 416 360 4743/Toll-Free: 1 888 464 9999;
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards The claim made by the organization, if it has prepared a report in accordance with the GRI Standards This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.
102-55 GRI content index a. The GRI content index, which specifies each of the GRI Standards used and lists all disclosures included in the report This GRI Index specifies each of the GRI Standards used and lists all disclosures that we are reporting.
b. For each disclosure, the content index shall include:
i. the number of the disclosure (for disclosures covered by the GRI Standards);
ii. the page number(s) or URL(s) where the information can be found, either within the report or in other published materials;
iii. if applicable, and where permitted, the reason(s) for omission when a required disclosure cannot be made
102-56 External assurance a. A description of the organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report IAMGOLD currently does not seek external assurance for its annual HSS report but we use our internal audit function (described above) as part of our processes for risk management and for managing and reporting information.
b. If the report has been externally assured:
i. a reference to the external assurance report, statements, or opinions. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, a description of what has and what has not been assured and on what basis, including the assurance standards used, the level of assurance obtained, and any limitations of the assurance process;
ii. the relationship between the organization and the assurance provider;
iii. whether and how the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking external assurance for the organization’s sustainability report
See above.