Indigenous Diversity

Wutha Group Heritage Survey - Agnew Gold Mine

Gold Fields acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are Australia's First Peoples and the traditional land owners and custodians of the land on which we work.

The substantial value that diversity brings to the business is equally important with regard to Indigenous Australians, particularly in understanding the cultural heritage in the areas that we operate. Given the remote location of our mines, our stakeholder engagement plans are appropriately focussed on Indigenous Stakeholders. We actively encourage Indigenous Australian's participation in our business through heritage surveys and also providing cultural awareness training to our workforce.

We also support our Indigenous communities with scholarships that are provided through the Gold Fields Austraian Foundation. These scholarships are not restricted to the mining industry and the programme has enjoyed a 100% success rate. The Foundation also contributes to a number of exciting research and development projects for improving health care for remote communities and also educational projects aimed at enhancing our local talent pool.

 

Ngadju Yard Survey Team - St Ives

At present, the participation of Indigenous Australians in our workforce is largely representative of the demographics of the region and we would like to continue to build upon this position as we recognise the valuable source of talent in our Indigenous Communities. Increasing the Indigenous participation in our workforce would realise significant value to the business through unique skills, knowledge, perspectives and experiences.