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Sustainability Performance

Our performance on the following selected key sustainability performance indicators (KPI's) was externally assured by KPMG for the Gold Fields 2014 Integrated Annual Report. We seek to continuously improve our performance in all areas of sustainability. All our KPI's are reasonably assured. Reasonable assurance provides the highest level of confidence to our key stakeholders that the sustainability performance indicators are fairly stated.

Environment

Parameter Level of Assurance Management figure
Total CO2 Equivalent Emissions, Scope 1 – 3 (in tonnes Reasonable 1 694 043 tonnes
Electricity (MWh) Reasonable 1 338 074 MWh
Number of environmental incidents – Level 3 and above Reasonable 4 incidents
Total Water Withdrawal (Mℓ) Reasonable 30 207 Mℓ
Diesel (TJ) Reasonable 6 066 TJ
Total Water recycled/re-used per annum (Mℓ) Reasonable 42 409 Mℓ
Water Intensity (Kℓ withdrawn per ounce of gold produced) Reasonable 30 206 760 Kℓ/2 294 645 ounces = 13.16
Total Energy Consumed (GJ)/Ounce of gold produced Reasonable 10 465 746 GJ/2 294 645 ounces = 4.56

Health

Parameter Level of Assurance Management figure
Number of cases of Silicosis reported Reasonable 15 cases
Number of cases of Noise Induced Hearing Loss reported Reasonable 13 cases
Cardio Respiratory Tuberculosis (Number of new cases reported) Reasonable 49 new cases
Number of cases of Malaria tested positive per annum Reasonable 690 positive cases
Number of South African and West African employees in the HAART programme (cumulative) Reasonable 282
Percentage of South African and West African workforce on the voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) programme Reasonable 4 091 people on VCT / 11 398 people = 35.9%

Safety

Parameter Level of Assurance Management figure
TRIFR1 Reasonable 200 TRIs/ 49 456 833 man hours = 4.04
Number of Fatalities Reasonable 3

Social

Parameter Level of Assurance Management figure
Total socio-economic development (SED) spend in US Dollars2 Reasonable US$16,387,920

Mining Charter

Total procurement spend from BEE entities (BBSEEC, 2010)
Parameter Level of Assurance Management figure  
Employment equity  
Percentage HDSA in Management (DL – FU) who are classified as designated groups and who are employed at management levels (Top Management (Board), Senior, Middle, Junior, Core Skills and Total) Reasonable Excluding Corporate and
including White Females

Top: 50%
Senior: 56%4
Middle: 63%
Junior: 52%
Core: 72%
Total: 71%
Including Corporate and
including White Females

Top: 33%
Senior: 47%
Middle: 67%
Junior: 58%
Core: 72%
Total: 71%
Excluding Corporate and
excluding White Females

Top: 50%
Senior: 44%
Middle: 55%
Junior: 49%
Core: 70%
Total: 70%
Including Corporate and
excluding White Females

Top: 22%
Senior: 30%
Middle: 49%
Junior: 53%
Core: 70%
Total: 69%
Housing and living conditions  
Conversion or upgrading of hostels to attain an occupancy rate of 1 person per room by 2014 Reasonable 1 person per room  
Number of houses built as part of the housing and hostel upgrade programme Reasonable 0 houses3  
% conversion of hostels into family units Reasonable 100%  
Skills and Development  
HRD Expenditure as a percentage of total annual payroll (excluding mandatory skills development levy) Reasonable 10%  
Local economic development  
Rand value spent on LED projects in the SLP in the current reporting year Reasonable R20,106,077  
Procurement and enterprise development  
Procurement spend from BEE entities (in line with the mining charter categories of capital goods, services & consumable goods) Reasonable Capital goods: 82%
Services: 73%
Consumable goods: 85%
 
Total procurement spend from BEE entities (BBSEEC 2010)Reasonable R1,482,752,617  
Percentage % of samples in South
African facilitie
Reasonable 100%  
1 Per million hours worked, including employees and contractors
2 Our SED definition has been aligned to the World Gold Council definition, which excludes employee-related SED spend
3 Although no houses were built as part of the housing and hostel upgrade programme, South Deep owns 258 houses and purchased 198 from Sibanye and 489 have been rented from third parties by Gold Fields for our employees. We are also finalising our updated housing strategy in 2015, which will focus on home ownership and rentals. The housing strategy is being developed in addition to the requirements of the Mining Charter Scorecard element for ‘Housing and Living Conditions’, which saw the hostel conversions resulting in the availability of 845 single unit hostels in 2014 and 203 family units.
4 The employment equity percentage (excluding corporate and including white females) for ‘senior management’ is reported in the Mining Charter scorecard (p104 – 105 of this report) as 50%. This percentage is reported to include only the percentage of HDSA’s on Exco, whereas the assured percentage of 56% is aligned to the Patterson grading scale.
Our mining charter scorecard is displayed on pg 104 - 105 of the 2014 IAR.
Full Assurance Report

For the full assurance statement visit the Integrated Annual Review 2014