IN THIS SECTION
Arrow Overview of Our Performance
Arrow Sustainable Development Policy Statement
Arrow Sustainable Development Framework
Arrow Ethics and Corporate Governance
Arrow Gold Fields’ People
Arrow Risk Management
Arrow Health and Safety
Arrow Environmental Management
Arrow Material Stewardship and Supply Chain Management
Arrow Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Engagement
Arrow Conclusion
Arrow Global Reporting Initiative Reference Table
Arrow Independent Assurance Statement
   
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

OVERVIEW OF OUR PERFORMANCE

F2009 highlights

  • Development of and full roll-out of the Safe Production Rules.
  • Completion of the independent DuPont safety assessment and the development of action plans to address improvement opportunities.
  • Despite international financial pressures, the Group avoided the implementation of any formal retrenchment processes.
  • Development and implementation of the well-being strategy.
  • ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and AS4801 certifications maintained.
  • South Deep received ISO14001 certification, which means all the South African operations are now certified.
  • Driefontein, Kloof and Beatrix all upgraded their OHSAS18001 to the 2007 version. South Deep is ready to be audited in the first quarter of F2010.
  • The best ever safety year in F2009.
  • Driefontein passed the milestone of two million fatality free shifts.
  • South Deep passed the milestone of one million fatality free shifts.
  • Beatrix passed the milestone of one million fatality free shifts.
  • Awards received in Peru with regard to health and safety management and another for environmental and social initiatives.
  • Cerro Corona achieved production with 27 per cent of its permanent workforce and 40 per cent of its contract workforce sourced from local communities.
  • Gold Fields received an award for reporting on the Carbon Disclosure Project.
  • Cyanide Management Code “Full Certification” and “Substantial Compliance” results.

F2009 lowlights

  • Despite initiatives to prevent fatal accidents, 21 fatalities occurred during the year.
  • Seven Level 3 environmental incidents occurred during the year.

Key focus areas for F2010

  • Entrench the Safe Production Rules and reduce risk to all employees.
  • Embed the culture of sustainable development within the organisation.
  • Achieve improvements in our energy efficiency in the Group and progress our methane capture project at the Beatrix operation.
  • Skills attraction and retention.
  • ISO14001:2004 (Environmental Management
  • System) certification at Cerro Corona.
  • Further utilisation of the AA1000SES to guide our stakeholder engagement processes.
  • OHSAS18001 certification for South Deep.
Gold Fields had an impressive safety year with improvements throughout the Group. Driefontein achieved two million fatality free shifts following various initiatives introduced at the mine