THIS IS GOLD FIELDS Stakeholder engagement
Stakeholders are an integral part of Gold Fields business, representing a wide range of interests that both influence and are impacted by our business and operations. Consistent with our values of Integrity, Respect and Responsibility, we develop relationships with our stakeholders built on open, transparent and constructive engagement.
Proactive and frank stakeholder engagement sits at the heart of our efforts to maintain the sustainability of our business and share enduring value with our stakeholders. This engagement aims to build trust and allows for participative and informed decision-making, by striving to balance the interests, needs and expectations of our stakeholders with the best interests of Gold Fields.
At an operational level, all our projects and mines identify, prioritise and directly engage stakeholders that have the potential to affect their operational, sustainability or financial performance.
At a strategic level, our corporate and regional management teams implement an ongoing programme of direct and indirect engagement.
Relevant outcomes from our operational and strategic stakeholder engagement are logged in our Group External Interaction & Commitment Register and communicated through our Enterprise Risk Management process – and so form a vital part of the Group’s risk management programme.
Our engagements are reported in our Integrated Annual Report and Report to Stakeholders which are publicly available.