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Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable gold mining

International standards and principles

International standards and principles

Our vision is supported by our adherence to a number of external standards and international principles and memberships of associations as follows:

  • The Paris Pledge for Action
    The Paris Pledge for Action
    Gold Fields Limited has joined L’Appel de Paris / the Paris Pledge for Action to support the global call from [business/ cities/ civil society groups/ investors/ regions/ trade unions] for a credible, coherent and unmistakable signal that the Paris Agreement will be implemented and commitments met, or even better, exceeded. We urge other [business/ cities/ civil society groups/ investors/ regions/ trade unions] to also call for action and join the Paris Pledge for Action
  • International Council on Mining & Metals
    ICMM
    ICMM - Our Sustainable Development Framework is guided by the International Council on Mining and Metals’ (ICMM) 10 Principles on sustainable development and the supporting position statements. Gold Fields alignment with the 10 principles and the mandatory position statements is annualy assured by an independent external assurance provider.
  • The Global Compact
    The Global Compact
    UNGC - We are guided by the principles advocated by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), in which we are a participant. This includes implementation of the Ten Principles in our business activities and our annual submission of a Communication on Progress (COP)
  • OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standards
    OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standards
    All our operations are certifi ed to the OHSAS 18001 international safety management standard.
  • Institute of Directors Southern Africa
    Institute of Directors Southern Africa
    King III - The Board has adopted the recommendations on good corporate governance contained in the King III Report, as well as the King Code of Governance Principles for South Africa. We have implemented the King III principles and recommendations across Gold Fields. For a full report on our compliance with each of the King III principles click here
  • Global Reporting Initiative
    Global Reporting Initiative
    GRI G4 - Our reporting is guided by the internationally recognised Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, including the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement
  • ROBECOSAM
    ROBECOSAM
    RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook – The yearbook is the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability. In 2016 Gold Fields qualified for inclusion in the yearbook and received a Silver Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance and leadership in its sector
  • AccountAbility
    AccountAbility
    AA1000 - All of our mines identify, prioritise and engage relevant stakeholder groups in accordance with the AA 1000 stakeholder engagement principles, together will Gold Fields community policy Guideline Handbook the Community Relations and Stakeholder Engagement guidelines and handbook
  • EITI
    EITI
    EITI - We support the principles and processes of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) through our membership of the ICMM.Our 2016 EITI supporting company form can be viewed on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative website
  • ISO
    ISO
    All of our operations, with the exception of our newly acquired Granny Smith mine in Australia (which is scheduled to start the certification process in 2014), are certified to the ISO 14001 standard.
  • International Cyanide
    International Cyanide
    ICMC - All of our eligible operations are fully compliant with the requirements of the International Cyanide Management Code