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Covid-19: Update from Nick Holland, Gold Fields CEO – 15 May 2020

Q1 Operating Update and Covid-19 status

Watch message from CEO Nick Holland to our people

Thank you to our people – quotes from our CEO Nick Holland’s latest message

Chair's Safety Shield 2019

Message from Nick Holland, Gold Fields CEO, to congratulate our Damang team in Ghana for winning the 2019 Chair’s Safety Shield.

A special thank you to our people

Following our solid 2019 financial results, our Board of Directors shared this message

Our 2019 financial results

An overview of our results by Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland

2019 year-end messages

Our CEO Nick Holland’s message to our people

To everybody working at Gold Fields, thank you!

Courageous Safety Leadership 2019

Message from Stuart Mathews, our EVP for Australia and global safety lead

#SharingValue: Making a meaningful, sustainable difference

Rolando Cuelle from Diego del Amagro, Chile joined our on-the-job training programme and is now an employee

Justice Mensah Kufour from Damang, Ghana built a succesful farming business with support from our YouHoP programme

Having a dependable job enables you to create opportunities for yourself and others – just ask Jose Hernandez Cervantes and Irma Vargas Mendoza, both from Hualgayoc, Peru

Renewable energy plants at Agnew and Granny Smith

Our Agnew and Granny Smith mines in Australia are among the gold mines leading the push towards renewable energy. Last month Agnew officially opened its microgrid which already comprises solar, battery storage and a gas plant with 5 wind turbines to follow next year. Granny Smith is opening its 20,000 panel solar farm over the next few weeks. The video provides some unique and exciting drone footage of the two plants in the Western Australian outback.

Damang SAG Mill replacement in Ghana

A year ago, we successfully replaced the SAG mill shell of the process plant at our Damang mine in Ghana.

Damang Engineering Manager, Patrick Appiah Mensah, led a team of engineers from across the world to execute the project.


Key achievements included:

  • Completed in 14 days – 7 days ahead of schedule
  • No safety incident
  • Within budget
  • Fully operational upon commissioning

Unaudited Results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 in brief

This video provides a high level overview of Gold Fields’ H1 2019 financial and operational performances.

Nick Holland on H1 2019 results

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland, talks about Gold Fields’ H1 2019 results and highlights the key development over the period.

Official opening of the Tarkwa-Damang road in Ghana

We this week hosted political, traditional and community leaders at the official opening of the 33km asphalt Tarkwa-Damang road in Ghana. The road connects our two mines and brings benefits to around 40,000 community members living in the vicinity of the road. Here's a quick video of the opening ceremony.

IAS Corporate Excellence in Reporting Award

Gold Fields has won the Investment Analysts Society’s (IAS) Corporate Excellence in Reporting Award in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Mining & Resources Category for the fourth year in a row. The award recognises excellence and transparency in the integrated and financial reports of JSE-listed companies. Tzvet Ilarionova, Group Head of Finance, accepted the award and stressed the need to provide investors and other stakeholders with an accurate picture of Gold Fields’ past performance and future prospects.

Championing the environment in Peru

Inspired by World Environment Day on 5 June 2019, our team in Peru is dedicating the whole month to environmental awareness. They have made a video (screened on our social media pages and shown to communities around the Cerro Corona mine) in which they highlight the critical role of environmental stewardship - as a company and as individuals.

South Deep address community challenges

Our South Deep mine, supported by the South Deep Community and Education Trusts, invests in projects that seek to address many of the issues faced by its host communities. The video provides a brief overview of these initiatives

World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind

World Water Day 2019: Water stewardship in Peru

World Water Day 2019: Involving community members in water testing in Ghana

Is Gold a Buy? CEO of Gold Fields Explains

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland was on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday. He was interviewed by three financial media sites – Bloomberg, and Cheddar – on the gold market, the current consolidation in the gold sector and Gold Fields’ response to these trends. Links to other two videos:


Chair's Safety Shield Award 2018

This annual Award is given to our operation with the most improved annual Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR). In this video, our CEO Nick Holland announces the 2018 winner.

ABC Music Room Story

This annual Award is given to our operation with the most improved annual Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR). In this video, our CEO Nick Holland announces the 2018 winner.

THE YEAR AHEAD: Interview with Nick Holland, Gold Fields CEO

The year ahead: Nick Holland’s message to employees
“It is not that we have a big gap in our production profile over the next ten years like many other companies around us; it is not that we don’t have assets that can’t make good cash in volatile gold prices. We have all of the basic ingredients. I think we are going to have a very good year.” – Nick Holland

End-of-year video message from Nick

“If we look back over 2018, we’re putting in place a lot of the important foundations for a successful company into the future. There is a lot to be excited about.”

ICMM - Mining with Principles

“By doing things well, managing the environment well and creating real economic impact… we can make a difference” – CEO of Gold Fields Nick Holland talking about the positive impact of #miningwithprinciples, an initiative of the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)

Video message from Nick – World Water Day 2018

This global awareness day gives us an opportunity to highlight our commitment to water stewardship and living our Value of Responsibility. Nick Holland, Gold Fields CEO, explains the importance of water stewardship – sharing and managing water sustainably – in this short message.

Mensaje en español

Hola a todos y bienvenidos al Día Mundial del Agua. El propósito de celebrar y considerar este día importante en la sociedad es porque debemos conservar el agua. El agua es uno de los recursos más escasos al igual que los alimentos y la energía. Y sí que usamos grandes cantidades de agua en nuestras operaciones. Ahora bien, consideramos de suma importancia asegurar que mientras usemos dicha agua en nuestras operaciones, adoptemos una medida que permita recolectar agua para aquellos que nos rodean. En otras palabras, solo somos parte de un número particular de usuarios que utilizan agua en el medio ambiente. Debemos pensar en aquellos que viven aguas arriba y aguas abajo y que se verán afectados por nuestras operaciones. Así que una de las cosas que necesitamos hacer es tratar de limitar la cantidad de agua que en realidad tomemos del medio ambiente. En segundo lugar, que cuando utilicemos el agua también intentemos reciclarla, en lo posible, así limitaremos la cantidad adicional de agua que se tome del medio ambiente. Cuando terminemos de usar el agua, es importante descargarla en el medio ambiente respetando los límites permisibles en cuanto a los componentes que podrían impactar el medio ambiente. Debemos tratar esa agua, por lo general a través de métodos como la osmosis reversa, que hasta suele convertirla en potable para aquellas personas que viven alrededor nuestro. Así que adoptando esta medida, creemos que número 1 podemos disminuir los costos de uso del agua. Número 2, podemos asegurarnos de que aquellos que viven alrededor nuestro no se vean afectados negativamente por nuestro uso de agua del medio ambiente. Número 3, no debemos generar un impacto negativo en el medio ambiente, como por ejemplo, descargar agua sucia. Es algo más que eso –en cuanto a nuestras relaciones con algunas de nuestras comunidades en diferentes partes del mundo, las cuales son muy remotas, también hemos podido asistirlos en obtener agua potable, haciendo posible que la minería tenga un impacto positivo neto en el agua. Así que hay que conservar el agua. Recordemos que en muchos lugares del mundo se sufre de sequías, por ello día a día debemos pensar en cómo podemos conservar el agua tanto en nuestros hogares como en nuestras operaciones. Y asegurarnos de generar un impacto positivo neto en el medio ambiente que nos rodea. Muchas gracias por escuchar este mensaje.

South Africa

Visualisation of South Deep mine 2017

In 2016 Gold Fields commissioned BSC Global to produce a virtual reality (VR) video of our South Deep mine in South Africa. The video was completed this year. Viewed through VR Headsets it provides 3D graphic imagery of the mine, the mining methodology and the journey of the gold-bearing ore from blasting to hoisting. The video attached is the 2D version.

About Gold Fields

Gold Fields is one of the world’s largest unhedged gold producers, with a strong commitment to its vision “To be the global leader in sustainable gold mining”. This video highlights some of the ways Gold Fields is demonstrating its commitment to safety, the environment, skills development, employee wellbeing, housing for families, schools and sports facilities, helping the handicapped and creating jobs and business opportunities for the community.

Gold Fields – Sibanye Gold Alliance Agricultural Project

The Gold Fields and Sibanye Gold Alliance is seeking to support the agricultural economy in Westonaria in an effort to create jobs outside of the mining sector. The programme sees mine land being used for community-based agricultural production. The starter farm at Donaldson Farm is a collaboration between the municipality, the mines and communities. Future farms are being planned.

Gold Fields Corporate Office Rays of Hope Project

Gold Fields’ Corporate Office has adopted the Alexandra Rays of Hope project as its community investment initiative. Rays of Hope is a network of seven community-based projects, focusing on education, orphaned and vulnerable children. Over 2,000 people in Alexandra - close to Gold Fields’ Corporate Office in Sandton – are impacted. Employees from the Corporate Office visited the project on Mandela Day 2016 – July 18

South Deep, A journey to community acceptance

Gold Fields South Deep Mine located in South Africa has the world’s second largest gold ore body and is a world class asset with a life-of-mine of over 70 years. This video highlights South Deep’s work in 2015 to understand its community risks, needs and perceptions and the strategic initiatives implemented to move from an approach focused on compliance to one focused on good practice. A clear strategy of community engagement has been implemented which is aimed at strengthening our community relations and building trust. This, together with our activities as a leader in sustainable gold mining, will build our social acceptance.

Wits School of Mining Engineering

Gold Fields’ investment in the Wits University School of Mining Engineering is expected to make a major contribution towards alleviating the skills shortages in the South Africa mining sector. The three-year, R18 million partnership includes the recently opened Gold Fields Engineering Library, equipment for the Mine Design Computer Lab, a substantial upgrade of the Rock Engineering Laboratory and the establishment of the Gold Fields Associate Lectureship programme. Gold Fields also funds bursaries and provides engineering students with vacation work.

Futyana Bakery

As part of its commitment to local economic development, Gold Fields identifies individuals in the community who can be empowered to start up their own small businesses. An example is Monde Boyce’s Futyana Bakery that received an investment of more than one million rand from Gold Fields. The bakery has created employment for 16 individuals from the community and produces bread, raisin buns and mini loaves. The bakery currently supplies Gold Fields KDC hostels and the surrounding community with around 2,300 loaves of bread and 2,500 raisin buns per day. It also supplies between 4,000 and 5,000 mini loaves every weekend.

Gold Fields Careers Day 2012

Gold Fields Business and Leadership Academy visited 14 local community schools and selected the top 20 mathematics and science matric students with an interest in mining and engineering to attend a career day at Gold Fields. The students were split into two groups, one visiting an underground training mock-up and the other group attending an engineering workshop. Students were exposed to various aspects of the mining process, and gained a practical understanding of the many career opportunities that exist in the gold mining industry.

Food Garden

Gold Fields has partnered with the community to transform a small vegetable garden with about six plants into a Food Garden with 68 employees, proper irrigation and around 70,000 plants. Basic training was given to community members in managing soil, planting seedlings, using fertilizers and controlling pests. The community supports the Food Garden by buying produce, and surplus food is given to the elderly, sick and orphaned.

Kagisano Garment Manufacturing

One of Gold Fields' local economic development initiatives is an investment in a local sewing and embroidery concern run mostly by women, many of whom are HIV positive. According to Manager Thembi Sguola the company received 19 sewing, four embroidery and two cutting machines from Gold Fields and is now producing clothing for the community, including school uniforms. According to Monica Msindo, this business has given many of the HIV positive employees a new sense of hope and belonging in the community.

Working with our communities

Gold Fields has embarked on a massive drive to develop skills for community members. Nine key SETA approved skills including building homes, electrical competency, sewing and gardening are being offered in collaboration with the local municipalities in the area.

Thusano Share Trust

Gold Fields’ Employee Share Ownership Programme (ESOP) scheme in South Africa was launched in November 2010. Some 47,100 employees at our South African operations received shares of Gold Fields’ SA operations (GFIMSA) and now own 10.75% of GFIMSA. No payments for the shares were required and employees immediately received dividend payments in line with other shareholders.


An Overview Socio-economic investment in Ghana

This video is an overview of some of the social projects undertaken by Gold Fields Ghana in the communities surrounding its Damang operation. The Nana Amoakwah School, Cassava and Palm Oil processing initiatives, and the Damang Clinic are featured.

A special focus on Gold Fields operations in Ghana

Peet van Schalkwyk, Executive Vice President of Gold Fields West Africa Region, discusses how Gold Fields is promoting socio-economic development through its Foundation Fund. The fund supports education through scholarship programmes, the building of schools and teacher’s quarters, as well as contributing an entire Geology wing to the local university in Tarkwa. The Foundation Fund has invested in clinics and built nurse’s quarters in Ghana, it has developed water supply systems and invested in small businesses to support fishing and palm oil production.

A special focus on Gold Fields operations in Ghana

This is a visual snapshot of Gold Fields operations in Ghana. The video highlights Gold Fields Tarkwa and Damang mines, with a special focus on how they are contributing to local economic development.

Ghana Sustainable Mining

At Gold Fields Ghana, sustainable gold mining is more than making a profit. It also means helping to develop the communities near our operations. Guided by community leaders, we are building schools, university wings and clinics, develop small town water supplies and train local farmers in new techniques.

Ghana Shai Hills

Gold Fields Ghana is helping to develop the Shai Hills Savannah Nature Reserve. Currently a sanctuary for interesting animal and birdlife, the reserve, a cultural heritage site, is expected to bring much needed tourism to the area.

The reality and impact of artisanal and small-scale mining

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) plays an important role in rural development, bringing much-needed economic activity to communities. However, it is unregulated and carries significant risks, polluting the natural environment, employing child labour and causing the death of hundreds of small-scale miners in Ghana each year. This video outlines the reputational risk it carries for Gold Fields, and the ways in which the company is working with key stakeholders to formalise a global strategy on ASM to add value to small-scale miners who legally and responsibly mine.

Tarkwa Mine’s new water treatment plants

In August 2012 Gold Fields commissioned the construction of two water treatment plants to Tarkwa’s North and South Heap Leach facilities to improve the quality of water for discharge and optimise reuse of water. This video provides detail on the structure, process and benefits of the new treatment plant at Tarkwa.

Community projects at Tarkwa Mine

Investment in local communities plays a key role in Gold Fields’ vision of being the global leader in sustainable gold mining. This video provides detail on some of the company’s many investments in local community projects, including education, alternative livelihood programmes and sanitation and water hygiene projects for communities in its areas of operation.

Mechanised borehole for Tebe community

As part of its commitment to being a global leader in sustainable gold mining, Gold Fields Ghana makes a significant contribution to the upliftment and social development of local communities. This video outlines some of the community projects being conducted at the Tarkwa Mine. They include investment in education, job creation through alternative livelihoods, water and sanitation, and infrastructural development.

Mechanised borehole for Tebe

50% of Ghana’s major rivers have poor quality water and over 17,000 people die each year as a direct result of poor water, sanitation and hygiene. This video outlines Gold Fields Ghana’s investment in a mechanised borehole in Tebe. Serving the local community, the borehole means that people no longer have to walk up to 6km a day to fetch fresh water.


10 Years in Australia

Celebrating 10 years of sustainable mining operations in Australia. The video traces the lives of three employees in their respective careers at our operations and their views on being part of the Gold Fields global community.

South America

Gold Fields La Cima (Peru) Corporate Video

Gold Fields La Cima, the legal entity that houses our American operations, has released an updated corporate video on its operations. The video focuses on the operational work of our Cerro Corona mine in northern Peru as well as the extensive sustainable development work undertaken by the mine.