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Sustainability Reporting

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GRI Sustainability Report

We seek to report fully and transparently on our sustainability performance. This is done chiefly through our Integrated Annual Review but we also adhere to a range of reporting standards and indices.

These include:

United Nations Global Compact

  • United Nations Global Compact: the UNGC is based on ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Gold Fields has been a participant since 2006. Gold Fields submits its annual communication on progress at an advanced level.

    acrobat icon UNGC Guidance Document 2015 [PDF - 200KB]
    acrobat icon UNGC Guidance Document 2014 [PDF - 143KB]
    acrobat icon UNGC Guidance Document 2013 [PDF - 189KB]

CDP Submissions

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

The DJSI is the oldest and most respected measure of sustainability performance of listed companies worldwide. It includes an assessment of 3 200 of the world’s largest public companies. Gold Fields has been ranked in the top five in the mining index since 2011 – and has almost consistently been one of the top two gold miners on the index as well as the highest ranked South African-listed and domiciled mining company. In 2014 Gold Fields’ 81% rating in the 2014 DJSI (2013: 78%) qualified it for a Silver Class Award in the Sustainability Yearbook. The 2015 rating and ranking will be released later this year.

Johannesburg Stock Exchange Socially Responsible Index (JSE SRI)


JSE SRI - the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Socially Responsible Index (JSE SRI) measures the triple bottom line performance of companies in the FTSE/JSE All Share Index. 2015 marked the 11th successive year that Gold Fields was included the JSE’s SRI and in most of this year’s it was ranked as a top performer.

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

World Gold Council

In 2014 Gold Fields ceased to be a member of the World Gold Council (WGC). As a member in 2012 and 2013 Gold Fields was instrumental in the development and piloting of the WGC Conflict-Free Gold Standard and all its eligible operations continue to be in conformance with the Standard. A copy of Gold Fields’ Conflict-Free Gold Report, its Statement of Conformance and the independent limited assurance opinion are listed below.

2016

acrobat icon Conflict-Free Gold Report for Gold Fields Limited [PDF - 406KB]
acrobat icon Group Management Statement of Performance [PDF - 170KB]
acrobat icon KPMG Independent Limited Assurance Report to the Directors of Gold Fields Limited [PDF - 180KB]

2015

acrobat icon Conflict-Free Gold Report for Gold Fields Limited [PDF - 406KB]
acrobat icon Group Management Statement of Performance [PDF - 170KB]
acrobat icon KPMG Independent Limited Assurance Report to the Directors of Gold Fields Limited [PDF - 180KB]

2014

acrobat icon Conflict-Free Gold Report for Gold Fields Limited [PDF - 155KB]
acrobat icon Group Management Statement of Performance [PDF - 59KB]
acrobat icon KPMG Independent Limited Assurance Report to the Directors of Gold Fields Limited [PDF - 43KB]

2013

acrobat icon Conflict-Free Gold Report for Gold Fields Limited [PDF - 473KB]
acrobat icon Group Management Statement of Performance [PDF - 285KB]
acrobat icon KPMG Independent Limited Assurance Report to the Directors of Gold Fields Limited [PDF - 724KB]

Energy Efficiency Opportunities Public Report