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Assured sustainability performance indicators

Table 1. Selected sustainability performance indicators for the 2021 reporting year presented for reasonable assurance in accordance with the reporting criteria.

Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 data
Total CO2-equivalent emissions, Scope 1 – 31 Tonnes 2,256,220
Electricity purchased MWh 1,280,004
Diesel consumed Kl 192,731
Total energy consumed GJ 13,904,886
Total water consumed (withdrawal – discharge) Ml 14,643
Total water recycled/re-used per annum Ml 55,652
Number of environmental incidents: Level 3 and above Number of incidents 0
Total CO2-equivalent emissions avoided from initiatives tCO2e avoided 306,132
Total energy saved from initiatives GJ saved 1,207,654
Occupational health    
Number of cases of Silicosis reported Number of cases 12
Number of cases of Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) reported Number of cases 5
Number of new cases of Cardio Respiratory Tuberculosis (CRTB) reported Number of new cases reported 8
Number of cases of Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COAD) Number of cases 1
Number of cases of Malaria tested positive per annum (employees and contractors) Number of positive cases 472
    Employees: 2.35 (35 TRIs/ 14,885,490 manhours)
    Contractors: 2.08
Total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) – Employees, Contractors, Total
Number of TRIs/manhours (70 TRIs/ 33,721,339 manhours)
Total: 2.16 (105 TRIs/ 48,606,828 manhours)
Serious injuries:    
As per Gold Fields Group Health and Safety Reporting requirements Number of injuries 9 (including 4 at South Deep mine)
Serious injuries:    
As per the South African Department of Mineral Resources and   Energy requirements (applicable to South Deep mine only) Number of injuries 8
Near-miss incidents  Number of incidents 581
    Total: 0.62
LTIFR (Total) Number of LTIs/manhours (30 LTIs/ 48,606,828 manhours)
Fatalities (Total) Number of 1
Total socio-economic development (SED) spend US$ US$16,632,860
Percentage of host community workforce employment % 54%
Percentage of host community procurement spend % 31%