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Standards and Principles

Gold Fields has developed a set of key internal standards and policies that underpin how we do business. These include:

International Standards & Principles we adhere to:

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Gold Fields also adheres to a number of external standards and principles. These include:

Internal
standards and principles
 
Gold Fields has developed a comprehensive set of internal standards and principles that underpin how we do business. These include:

Our Vision and Values: Everything that we do to achieve our Vision of becoming the global leader in sustainable gold mining is informed by our Values. These are applied by our directors, as well as employees at every level of the Group

Board of Directors’ Charter: The Charter articulates the objectives and responsibilities of the Board. Likewise, each of the Board committees operates in accordance with written terms of reference that are regularly reviewed

Sustainable Development Framework: Gold Fields’ Sustainable Development Framework is based on best practice, as well as our operational requirements. The framework is governed by an overall Sustainable Development Polic

The Group has developed a range of guidelines that directs business conduct in those areas (https://www.goldfields. com/au_standards.php)

Code of Ethics: The Gold Fields Code of Ethics commits and binds every employee, officer and director within Gold Fields to conducting business in an ethical and fair manner. The Board’s Audit and Social and Ethics Committees are tasked with ensuring the consistent application of, and adherence to, the Code. The Code is on our website at https://www. goldfields.com/au_ethics.php

Listings requirements
 
Our primary listing is on the JSE Limited (JSE) and we are subject to the JSE Listings Requirements

Gold Fields has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and therefore, as a foreign issuer, subject to the NYSE Listings Requirements, the provisions of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the terms of the SarbanesOxley Act (2002)

Gold Fields is also listed on the Swiss Exchange (SWX)

We have implemented South Africa’s King III principles and recommendations across Gold Fields

Sustainability standards
 
Our Sustainable Development Framework is guided by the International Council on Mining and Metals’ (ICMM) 10 principles on sustainable development, their supporting position statements and external assurance thereof

We are guided by the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact (in which we are a participant), including their implementation in our business activities, and the annual submission of the Communication on Progress Report

All of our eligible operations conform with the World Gold Council Conflict-Free Gold Standard. A copy of our Conflict-Free Gold Report, our Statement of Conformance, together with the independent limited assurance opinion can be viewed online at https://www.goldfields. co.za/sus_reporting.php

Our reporting is guided by the internationally recognised Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4-Core Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, including the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement. Our 2015 GRI submission can be viewed online at https://www.goldfields.co. za/sus_reporting.php

Management system standards

A number of environmental and safety standards, including ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and the International Cynide Management Code

Business ethics standards
 

Our Code of Ethics is aligned with national and international business ethics and anti-corruption standards, including the UN Convention against Corruption (2003) and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (1997)

We support the principles and processes of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), through our membership of the ICMM. Ghana and Peru are the EITI-compliant countries in which we operate

King III as well as the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (2004)

The United States’ Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002), Dodd-Frank Act (2010) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (1977)

All relevant regulations and legislations in jurisdictions in which Gold Fields operates

Related links
›  International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
›  Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI)
› World Gold Council
› United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
› Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
› ISO 14001
› OHSAS 18001
› AA 1000
› International Cyanide Management Code
› King Code of Governance for South Africa 2009 (King III Code)
› Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002
›  SA Chamber of Mines
›  Minerals Council of Australia
›  Ghana Chamber of Mines
›  Peru Chamber of Mines
›  International Integrated Reporting Committee
›  The Coalition for Eco-Efficient Communication
›  Leadership for Conservation Africa
›  Accountability
›  Institute of Directors Southern Africa