Gold Fields recognised as one of the top-5 mining companies in the
In 2011, Gold Fields achieved the 4th highest position out of a ‘universe’ of 108 global mining companies on the
2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – the most widely recognised measure of the sustainability
performance of listed companies worldwide. Gold Fields score of 81% qualified it for a Silver Class award –
meaning it is within 5% of being the sector leader.
This was the first time that Gold Fields had participated in the DJSI assessment, which is carried out by
investment firm Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) on behalf of the Dow Jones Index. Nick Holland, CEO of
Gold Fields, noted: “We have set strong performance in the DJSI as a milestone on our journey to be the global
leader in sustainable gold mining, so our 4th place ranking in our first assessment indicates that we are making
Particular areas of strength identified by SAM included:
||Enablement of local development
||Risk and crisis management
||Management of security forces
Launched in 1999, the DJSI ranks the performance of global sustainability leaders, through an annual
assessment of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. Among other factors, it measures management
practices surrounding economic, environmental and social engagement approaches.