Aiming to be the best gold miner in the world, overrides our desire to be the biggest. Instead, our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable gold mining.

By thinking smarter, operating more efficiently and adopting a mind-set of ‘working like an owner’, regardless of rank within the organisation, is how we aim to get there.

Our sustainability vision means that we operate through a set of values that encompass who we are, what we do and how we work. This is evident through our responsibility to environmentally-aware work practices, a commitment to safety as a way of life, or through practicing respect and integrity by ensuring local communities are better-off from our presence in their regions.

Gold Fields Chief Executive Officer, Nick Holland explains the Gold Fields DNA, which encompasses who we are, what we do, and how we work as a company, in further detail below.

Our Vision: to be the global leader in sustainable gold mining

The Global Leader

  • We don’t want to be the biggest, but we do want to be the best at everything we do
  • We seek to create the greatest enduring value from gold mining for all of our stakeholders, including our employees, our communities, our shareholders and our host governments
  • We are gold industry leaders in understanding our stakeholders’ needs and responding to them
  • Through living our values, we consistently deliver what we promise

Sustainable

  • If we cannot mine safety, we will not mine
  • We seek to enhance the environments in which we operate, and limit the impact that mining can cause
  • We are committed to creating “Shared Value” for all our stakeholders. This is our legacy and we measure ourselves against this

Gold Mining

  • We are a gold miner – we produce gold (and by-products where they exist)
  • We believe in our product and do not hedge gold

Our Values

  • Safety

    If we cannot mine safety, we will not mine

  • Integrity

    We act with honesty, fairness and transparency

  • Respect

    We treat all stakeholders with trust, dignity and respect

  • Responsibility

    We responsibly manage our impact on the environment and host communities

  • Delivery

    We strive for excellence and do what we say we will do

  • Innovation

    We encourage innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Our Values

  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Delivery
  • Innovation

Underscored by a common goal of creating shared benefits to those associated with our efforts, it means our people, the ecosystems in which we operate, and the rapport we have with our local and indigenous communities, is of the highest respect.