PEOPLE AND CAREERS Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity policy

Gold Fields recognises that the diversity and talent of our people will ultimately determine our business’ success. Gold Fields is therefore committed to seeking out and retaining a diverse and talented workforce to ensure business growth and performance.

In parallel with this, having a sound, fair and equitable diversity policy benefits individual employees, our company as a whole, as well as the communities, regulators and third party contractors in the jurisdictions in which we operate. We value such diversity.

Gold Fields encourages diversity on its boards and in its workforce, including diversity in race, gender, ethnic or social origin, colour, language, age, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, socio-economic status, experience and education. We believe that the wide array of perspectives that results from such diversity promotes innovation and business success. Managing diversity makes us more creative, flexible, productive and competitive.

Gold Fields believes in treating all people with respect and dignity. We strive to create and foster a supportive and understanding environment in which all individuals realise their maximum potential within the company, regardless of their differences. Gold Fields recognises the importance of reflecting on its boards and in its workforce the diversity of the communities and countries in which it operates.

Group diversity policy
Gold Fields' 2022 Diversity Dashboard


We track a range of metrics on diversity and inclusion including:
  • Female representation, age profiles of our workforce, designated groups (which vary in the countries in which we operate), people with disabilities to name a few. These are reported at the Social and ethics committee of the board quarterly.
  • Pay equality between men and women and rates of return to work for our female employees after maternity leave
  • The number of workforce members we employ from our local communities (55% in 2019)
  • We have a very strong focus on driving out all forms of harassment & bullying in our business
  • We actively support inititiaves to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and take strong action if this arises
  • We have embarked on an extensive Diversity and Inclusion awareness campaign and training programme in all regions to help employees manage any potential unconsious biases
  • We have a range of diversity initiatives and programmes in each region