We seek to report fully and transparently on our sustainability performance. This is done chiefly through our Integrated Annual Review but we also adhere to a range of reporting standards and indices.
GRI Sustainability Report
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI): we utilise the GRI’s comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world.
United Nations Global Compact
United Nations Global Compact: the UNGC is based on ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Gold Fields has been a participant since 2006. Gold Fields submits its annual communication on progress at an advanced level.
Carbon Disclosure Project: We voluntarily report to the CDP on our greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and the risks and opportunities arising from climate change. In 2016 we were ranked as one of the top JSE listed companies on the CDP.
CDP Water Disclosure Project: Since 2011 we have voluntarily submitted information relating to our water usage, goals and water-related risks to the CDP’s water disclosure project
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
The DJSI is the oldest and most respected measure of sustainability performance of listed companies worldwide. It includes an assessment of 4,000 of the world’s largest public companies. Gold Fields has been ranked in the top five in the mining index since 2011 – and has almost consistently been one of the top two gold miners on the index as well as the highest ranked South African-listed and domiciled mining company. Gold Fields was ranked 5th of all 44 mining companies on the 2016 DJSI. The 2017 rating and ranking will be released later this year.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange FTSE Russell ESG Rating
JSE SRI – the Johannesburg Stock Exchange previously the Socially Responsible Index (JSE SRI) measures the triple bottom line performance of companies in the FTSE/JSE All Share Index. 2016 marked the 12th successive year that Gold Fields was included in the index and in most of this year’s it was ranked as a top performer.
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
World Gold Council
In 2014 Gold Fields ceased to be a member of the World Gold Council (WGC). As a member in 2012 and 2013 Gold Fields was instrumental in the development and piloting of the WGC Conflict-Free Gold Standard and all its eligible operations continue to be in conformance with the Standard. A copy of Gold Fields’ Conflict-Free Gold Report, its Statement of Conformance and the independent limited assurance opinion are listed below.