SUPPLIERS Sustainability high-risk suppliers
Contractors, suppliers or stakeholder groups with the potential to significantly impact Gold Fields' reputation, either through adverse economic, environmental or social impacts, are classified as "sustainability high-risk".
Building and cultivating healthy relations with contractors, suppliers and stakeholder groups (by way of engagement and dialogue) is crucial in terms of generating awareness of potential economic, social or environmental challenges facing the business.
High-risk economic, social or environmental impacts are generally sensitive, diverse, or unprecedented in nature. For example, loss of major natural habitat (e.g. irreversible damage), involuntary displacement or resettlement of ethnic groups/minorities and impacting heritage sites of cultural significance, would all be considered "sensitive".