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 2021 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
2021 data
 
Total CO2 equivalent emissions, Scope 1 – 31 Tonnes 2,256,220  
Electricity purchased MWh 1,280,004  
Diesel 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 emissions avoided from initiatives tCO2e saved 306,132  
Total energy saved from initiatives GJ saved 1,207,654  
Occupational health
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 data
 
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  
Health
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 data
 
Number of cases of Malaria tested positive per annum (employees and contractors) Number of positive cases 472  
Safety
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 data
 
    Employees: 2.35
(35 TRIs/ 14,885,490
manhours)
 
Total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) – employees, contractors, total Number of TRIs/manhours Contractors: 2.08
(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  
LTIFR (Total) Number of LTIs/manhours Total: 0.62
(30 LTIs/ 48,606,828
manhours)
 
Fatalities (Total) Number of 1  
Social
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 data
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%  
Mine community development
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 data
  Number of projects Total: 9
Active: 8
 
Percentage implementation of Mine Community Development Projects in approved and published Social and Labour Plan (SLP) ("Table S"2)3

Progress to date

Average progress for 9 projects: 57%
Average progress for 8 active projects: 52%
 
Employment equity
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 data
HDSAs4 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 32%  
  Senior: Percentage black women 5%  
Middle: 60% black persons of which 20% must be black women Middle: Percentage black persons 62%  
  Middle: Percentage black women 17%  
Junior: 70% black persons of which 25% must be black women Junior: Percentage black persons 71%  
  Junior: Percentage black women 16%  
Employees with disabilities: 1.5% as a percentage of all employees Disabilities: Percentage 0.6%  
Core/critical skills: 50% black persons Core skills: Percentage 79%  
Mining goods
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 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 HDPs5 owned and controlled company Percentage procured from HDPs owned and controlled company 40%  
5% by women or by young owned and controlled company Percentage women OR by young owned and controlled company 10%  
44% by BEE6-compliant company Percentage procured from BEE-compliant company 54%  
Mining services
Parameter Unit Gold Fields reported
2021 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 69%  
15% on women-owned and controlled company Percentage discretionary spend on women owned and controlled company 26%  
5% on youth Percentage discretionary spend on youth 0%  
10% on BEE-compliant company Percentage discretionary spend on BEE compliant company 90%  
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 R409,552  
1 ERM’s assurance coverage of Scope 3 emissions included the following categories only: Purchased Goods; Fuel & Energy Related Activities; Upstream Transportation & Distribution; and Business Travel, representing a coverage of 96% of total Scope 3 emissions. ERM also verified the overall Scope 3 emissions consolidation
2 As per the Implementation Guidelines for the BBSEEC for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry (2018)
3 Only 8 of the 9 projects were active for the 2021 reporting period
4 Historically Disadvantaged South African
5 Historically Disadvantaged Persons
6 Black Economic Empowerment
Our mining charter scorecard is displayed in our Integrated Annual Report 2021.
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