SUSTAINABILITY Key sustainability performance indicators

Key sustainability performance indicators

Our performance on the following selected key sustainability performance indicators (KPIs) was externally assured by ERM for the Gold Fields 2020 Integrated Annual Report.

We seek to continuously improve our performance in all areas of sustainability. All our KPIs are reasonably assured. Reasonable assurance provides the highest level of confidence to our key stakeholders that the sustainability performance indicators are fairly stated.

The definition of Assurance KPIs are contained in the PDF below.

KPI Definitions PDF - 701KB]
Environment
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
 
Total CO2 equivalent emissions, Scope 1 – 3 Tonnes 1,969,305  
Electricity purchased MWh 1,196,585  
Diesel Kl 184,701  
Total energy consumed GJ 13,128,575  
Total water consumed (withdrawal – discharge) Ml 19,780  
Total water recycled/re‐used per annum Ml 54,207  
Number of environmental incidents – Level 3 and above Number of incidents 0  
Total CO2 emissions avoided from initiatives tCO2e saved 229,986  
Total energy saved from initiatives GJ saved 1,085,328  
Occupational health
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
 
Number of cases of Silicosis reported Number of cases 10  
Number of cases of Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) reported Number of cases 3  
Number of new cases of Cardio Respiratory Tuberculosis (CRTB) reported Number of new cases reported 13  
Number of cases of Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COAD) Number of cases 3  
Health
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
 
Number of cases of Malaria tested positive per annum (employees and contractors) Number of positive cases 412  
Number of South African employees in the HAART programme (cumulative) Number of employees 657  
Number of West African employees in the highly-active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) programme (cumulative) Number of employees 10  
Percentage of South African workforce on the voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) programme Percentage of workforce 70%  
Percentage of West African workforce on the VCT programme Percentage of workforce 21%  
Safety
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
 
    Employees: 2.91
(45 TRIs/15,446,600 manhours)
 
Total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) – employees, contractors, total Number of TRIs/manhours Contractors: 2.13
(62 TRIs/29,117,748 manhours)
 
  Total: 2.40
(107 TRIs/44,564,347 manhours)
 
Serious injuries:
As per Gold Fields Group Health and Safety Reporting requirements
Number of injuries 6 (including 2 at
South Deep)
 
Serious injuries:
As per the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy requirements (applicable to South Deep mine only)
Number of injuries 9  
Near-miss incidents Number of incidents 475  
Social
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
Total socio-economic development (SED) spend US$ $17,189,125  
Percentage of host community workforce employment % 53%  
Percentage of host community procurement spend % 29%  
Mine community development
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
Percentage implementation of Mine Community Development Projects in approved and published Social and Labour Plan (SLP) ("Table S"1)2

Number of projects

Progress to date

Total: 9
Active: 7Average progress for 9 projects: 48%
Average progress for 7 active projects: 59%
 
Employment equity
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
HDSAs3 in management (in proportion to applicable demographics) made up of:  
Board: 50% black persons with exercisable voting rights,
of which 20% must be black women
Board: Percentage black persons 67%  
  Board: Percentage black women 33%  
Executive/top management: 50% black persons
of which 15% must be black women
Exec: Percentage black persons 67%  
  Exec: Percentage black women 33%  
Senior: 50% black persons of which 15% must be black women Senior: Percentage black persons 35%  
  Senior: Percentage black women 6%  
Middle: 60% black persons of which 20% must be black women Middle: Percentage black persons 56%  
  Middle: Percentage black women 20%  
Junior: 70% black persons of which 25% must be black women Junior: Percentage black persons 69%  
  Junior: Percentage black women 21%  
Employees with disabilities: 1.5% as a percentage of all employees Disabilities: Percentage 0.49%  
Core/critical skills: 50% black persons Core skills: Percentage 76%  
Mining goods
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
70% of procurement spend on goods (excluding non-discretionary spend) must be on South African manufactured goods, proportioned as follows regarding the manufacturing entity:  
21% by HDPs4 owned and controlled company Percentage procured from HDPs owned and controlled company 31%  
5% by women or by young owned and controlled company Percentage women OR by young owned and controlled company 5%  
44% by BEE-compliant company Percentage procured from BEE-compliant company 48%  
Mining services
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2020 data
80% of procurement spend on services (excluding non-discretionary spend) must be sourced from South African companies, proportioned as follows:  
50% on HDP-owned and controlled company Percentage discretionary spend on HDPs owned and controlled company 47%  
15% on women-owned and controlled company Percentage discretionary spend on women owned and controlled company 16%  
5% on youth Percentage discretionary spend on youth 0%  
10% on BEE-compliant company Percentage discretionary spend on BEE compliant company 85%  
Research and Development (R&D) budget spent of which 70% must be spent on South African-based R&D entities % of spend on R&D entities 100%  
  R-value of spend R2,437,080  
Mineral sampling to be done by South African-based companies (Target of 100%) Number of samples analysed 28,526  
  % analysed by South African-based companies 99.95%  
Material stewardship and supply chain
1 As per the Implementation Guidelines for the BBSEEC for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry (2018)
2 Only seven of the nine projects were active for the 2020 reporting period
3 Historically Disadvantaged South African
4 Historically Disadvantaged Persons
5 Black Economic Empowerment
Our mining charter scorecard is displayed in our Integrated Annual Report 2020.
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