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Gold Fields in Australia is part of the global Gold Fields group, which also operates in Chile, Ghana, Peru, and South Africa. Our four mines are Agnew, Granny Smith, St Ives and Gruyere (a 50/50 joint venture with Gold Road Resources). We also have a corporate office in Perth.
In Australia, we have about 1,800 employees and 1,400 contractors. More than 60% of our people work on a fly-in fly-out basis and stay in our accommodation villages located at the mines.
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.
Our approach to diversity and inclusion
Gold Fields recognises that the diversity and talent of our people will ultimately determine our business’ success. Gold Fields is therefore committed to seeking out and retaining a diverse and talented workforce to ensure business growth and performance.
In parallel with this, having a sound, fair and equitable diversity policy benefits individual employees, our company as a whole, as well as the communities, regulators and third-party contractors in the jurisdictions in which we operate. We believe that diversity makes us more creative, flexible, productive, and competitive.
Identifying that women have a critical role to play in shaping the future of Gold Fields, we have committed to increasing our female workforce and senior leadership rates, with individual targets set for each of our sites. For us, it is critical we ‘set the tone from the top’ in terms of providing leadership on this important issue.
In 2021 Gold Fields launched its Supporting Women at Gold field initiative, a forum that enables women to connect and provide input into the development of inclusion in our business. We have also launched employee resource groups focussing on LGBTQIA+ and well-being as part of our approach to amplifying underrepresented voices and issues.
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 people 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.
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.
Identifying that women have a critical role to play in shaping the future of Gold Fields, the Australian Management Group has committed to increasing our female workforce and senior leadership rates, with individual targets set for each of our sites. For us, it is critical we ‘set the tone from the top’ in terms of providing leadership on this important issue.
Our employees are by far our most important asset and wherever possible, we will promote internally as a priority measure. Internal development is supported by our robust talent management systems and processes. Developing and fostering opportunities is not restricted to our current business leaders but is extended to our broader workforce.
Every employee works alongside their manager to design a tailor-made individual development plan which will assist employees to achieve their career goals during their journey at Gold Fields. Secondments, parallel career transitions and other stretch opportunities are offered as further development opportunities. Mentoring and coaching is also offered to employees who wish to enhance their skills and capabilities whilst working at Gold Fields.