Human rights policy statement

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We respect human rights and are committed to respecting all the rights, dignity and freedoms of all. Gold Fields supports the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

At Gold Fields we respect the personal dignity, privacy and personal rights of every employee and we are committed to maintaining a workplace free from all discrimination and harassment. Employees should not discriminate on the basis of origin, nationality, religion, race, gender, age or sexual orientation, or engage in any kind of verbal or physical harassment. Gold Fields has a Group Human Rights Policy which encompasses the following and seeks to protect the right to:

  • human dignity
  • fair treatment (subject to considerations of affirming previously disadvantaged groups)
  • freedom and security of person
  • not be subjected to slavery, servitude and forced labour
  • freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion
  • not be subjected to harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender orientation
  • freedom of expression (subject to considerations of confidentiality and the prohibition of hate speech and incitement to cause harm)
  • peacefully assemble
  • freedom of movement
  • fair labour practices
  • not be employed if you are a child
  • not be arbitrarily deprived of property or possessions
  • freely participate in any cultural lifestyle of their choice
  • lawful, reasonable and fair action
  • not be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention

If you feel that your workplace does not comply with the above principles you are encouraged to raise your concerns with the Regional Head of Sustainable Development, Regional Head of HR or VP: Head of Legal.

If any employee believes that someone is violating the Human Rights Policy or the law, they are asked to report it immediately to their VP: Head of Legal, EVP: Group General Counsel or if you wish, to the anonymous Gold Fields Tip-offs Hotline.