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Gold Fields Tip-offs Hotline: 0800 10987 (Ghana)

 

USE OF GOLD FIELDS' SERVICES AND PROPERTY

Gold Fields’ services and property which are not a service benefit may not be used for private purposes without the prior written approval of your Manager.

You are required to respect Gold Fields property and to avoid any waste or unnecessary use of such assets or resources.

Gold Fields’ property and resources are only to be used for the purposes intended, and not for other purposes without the consent of your Manager.

Employees, officers and directors are duty bound at all times to act in the best interests of Gold Fields.


TIME KEEPING AND LEAVE

Laxity, dishonesty and abuse in relation to required working hours are a breach of the Code and may result in disciplinary action.

Likewise, unauthorised leave and abuse of any sick leave privilege is a breach of the Code and may result in disciplinary action.

Taking advantage of leave or overtime calculation errors or not reporting them is regarded as a serious and dismissable offence.


GOLD FIELDS PROPERTY AND FINANCIAL ASSETS

At Gold Fields, all employees share a responsibility and legal duty to protect Gold Fields property, intellectual property and financial assets.

We comply with all the applicable laws and regulations in the way we record, retain and report information. Included here are International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the relevant Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) where we do business.

At Gold Fields we are always honest, straight-forward and transparent about our operations and performances. We strive to accurately record and report data and results.


BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

The engagement of advisers, entering into purchase contracts and tender awards must be made on the basis of quality, service, price and availability, within the parameters of the Gold Fields policy, procedures and any applicable requirements within legislation applicable in all jurisdictions in the Group.

All suppliers of goods or services must be of good standing and integrity in order to do business with Gold Fields and must have been vetted by the Gold Fields Vendor Selection Committee.

Gold Fields purchasing power may not be used for personal gain or any related benefits. Save for arrangements secured by Gold Fields for the benefit of employees, it is unethical to seek or accept concessions or benefits from suppliers, advisers, customers or other business associates of Gold Fields for your personal benefit.

Directors and officers or employees who work in financial divisions, whose estates are provisionally or finally sequestrated or who are declared provisionally or finally insolvent, must disclose this fact to their Manager. Any director, officer or employee who has previously been removed from an office of trust on account of misconduct, or who has been or is at any time in the future, convicted of theft, fraud, forgery or an offence involving dishonesty, must disclose this fact to their Manager.

You will be accountable for all monies, cheques, documents and property of Gold Fields which comes into your possession in the course of your employment by or position as an officer or director of Gold Fields.

Payments for goods and services must only be made on presentation of an original invoice, authorised by the relevant supervisor, after receipt has been verified in accordance with the terms and conditions of the relevant contract. Exceptions must be authorised by your VP: Head of Legal or VP: Head of Finance.


MONEY LAUNDERING

Money laundering generally refers to financial transactions through which criminals – including terrorist organisations – attempt to disguise the proceeds, source or nature of their illicit activities.

Money laundering facilitates a broad range of serious underlying criminal offences and ultimately threatens the integrity of the financial markets and economies.

Any activity by an employee which may or be perceived to support money laundering is prohibited at all times. If you believe or are concerned that there may be illegal activity in this regard, contact the VP: Finance in your Region, or the CFO.