Northern Star continuously reviews and assesses industry disclosure frameworks for applicability to our operations. We have voluntarily elected to report against several ESG frameworks to ensure transparency in our reporting processes, consistency and quality of data disclosures, relevance and timeliness of content, and to ensure we address the priorities of our stakeholders.
The GRI Standards enable an organisation to report on their impacts on people, the environment, and the economy in a standardised manner. The aim is to increase an organisation's transparency in reporting and demonstrate its contribution to organisational sustainability. Northern Star has prepared our FY22 Sustainability Report in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core Option. Our GRI index is available at GRI, SASB and UN SDG Alignment Index - 2022
The SASB Standards are aimed at connecting businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability. Northern Star uses the Mining and Metals Sustainability Accounting Standard, updated in December 2021 to guide its sustainability disclosures.
The Financial Stability Board created the TCFD to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial information. The reports produced satisfy stakeholders’ requirements for clear, detailed, and quality financial information on the impacts of climate change including potential risks and opportunities. Northern Star has disclosed in alignment with TCFD recommendations since 2019.
The United Nations members developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries in partnership to achieve a more sustainable future. Northern Star has identified which of the UN SDGs align with each area of our business throughout our Sustainability Reports, and more information can be found on our Index.
Northern Star undertakes a number of public disclosures each year on our various aspects of our environmental performance. A selection of the latest information is available via the links below: