In November 2016, Barrick launched its Global Employee Share Plan, which was created to make every employee of Barrick around the world an owner of the Company. More than 10,000 employees are receiving an initial grant of 25 Barrick common shares, which they must hold for as long as they work for the Company. These are shares purchased by Barrick on the open market, so existing shareholders are not diluted. The Plan—which may be the first of its kind in the world—underscores the Company’s commitment to partnership, and the belief that every single employee should be personally invested in the long-term success of Barrick. To learn more about the Plan and the philosophy behind it, we spoke with Barrick Executive Chairman John L. Thornton.