Gold Fields acknowledges the Indigenous Australian peoples of the lands where we conduct our business activities. We wish to pay our deepest respects to all their ancestors and members of their communities, past, present, and to their emerging leaders. Our passion and commitment to work with all Australians and peoples from across the world are at the core of the work we do, reflective of our values and of our commitment to Reconciliation in Australia.
Our vision to be the global leader in sustainable gold mining is underpinned by our successful management of and commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Our resolve to uphold the highest standards for our ESG activities underpins our commitment to recognising the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples, and to better understanding how to contribute to the preservation, protection and celebration of those cultures.
We understand that building greater awareness of these cultures enables us to better understand the potential impacts of our operations on Aboriginal communities, which is why we are committed to a process of listening and learning as part of our Reconciliation journey.
Consistent with our Values, our commitment to reconciliation is based on:
- Building trusted relationships with our Aboriginal stakeholders, based on mutual respect and dignity.
- Our responsibility to contribute to the communities in which we operate, and
- Acting with integrity, to create an environment in which everyone can achieve success.
Gold Fields recognises that as a strong business, we are uniquely placed to enable economic opportunity, and seek to engage meaningfully with Indigenous Australians through training and employment, business development, and cultural heritage management activities.
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.