SUSTAINABILITY International standards and principles
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
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.
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)
All our operations are certified to the OHSAS 18001 international safety management standard.
King IV – The Board has adopted the principles on good corporate governance contained in the King IV Code of Governance Principles for South Africa. For a full report on Gold Fields’ compliance with the King IV principles click here
GRI Standards – Our reporting is guided by the internationally recognised Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Standards Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, including the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement
RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook – The yearbook is the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability. In 2019 Gold Fields qualified for inclusion in the yearbook and received a Bronze Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance and leadership in its sector
AA1000 – All of our mines identify, prioritise and engage relevant stakeholder groups in accordance with the AA1000 stakeholder engagement principles, together will Gold Fields community policy Guideline Handbook the Community Relations and Stakeholder Engagement guidelines and handbook
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
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.
ICMC – All of our eligible operations are fully compliant with the requirements of the International Cyanide Management Code
In 2018, Gold Fields became the second Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (JSE)-listed company in South Africa (and the first mining company) to publicly back the United Nations (UN)-endorsed recommendations of the TCFD. The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders.