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Published by Candace Bentel, 2017-12-15 02:08:50

Connect - Edition 3 | 2017

C nnect
Group communication to inform › engage › inspire
Our Values
Why they make business sense
First female
Metallurgy Manager for Ghana
For a good cause
Our people in Australia take action
ON THE
COVER
The team driving e cient diesel usage in Peru
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Our Values, the heart
of Gold Fields Dear Colleagues
Nick Holland, CEO of Gold Fields.
It was Mahatma Gandhi who said, “Your values become your destiny” and while
he was speaking about personal values, the same
is true in business. Our values inform our beliefs and behaviours, which ultimately a ect our ability to deliver on our Vision To Be The Global Leader in Sustainable Gold Mining.
Over the past year, Exco members have given a great deal of thought to our Gold Fields Vision and Values – whether they are still relevant, whether we’re living them and how we can leverage them to deliver on our business objectives. We ran a dipstick survey to get employees’ views and these helped shape much of our discussion.
With your input we came to the conclusion that our Vision and Values are as relevant to our company today as they were when they were rst developed. What we need to work on is
ensuring we live all of them every day, in everything we do, and that we use them as a tool to deliver business success.
In the last quarter of the year we’ve been rolling out a Vision and Values Reinvigoration project, which is being championed by senior leadership across the Group. Some of you may already have experienced the launch event,
and we hope that it gave you pause for thought and an opportunity to share ideas on how we can do better to build a uni ed values-driven Gold Fields culture.
However, living the Values to achieve our Vision goes far beyond a simple once-o event. It needs to become the very fabric of our company – the go-to touchstone that we use every day to make all our decisions. The only way that will happen is if we each, individually, consciously appraise whether our actions align with our Values. We need to have the courage to hold ourselves and each other accountable for this.
In this issue, we unpack what each of the Values means – why they’re important to the business and what they look like when translated into behaviour.
This is just the start of what will be an important journey for Gold Fields –
so many of our people have shown characteristic enthusiasm and energy in embracing this initiative. Let’s remain focused, self-critical and committed
– the bene ts to our business will be considerable.
At Corporate O ce’s Values launch: Nick with Jimmy Sehloho, Nomonde Dlamini, Precious Sifolo, Nontobeko Mogale, Joseph Sefuli, Akim Makhubele and Lawrence Nakeni.
Our Values need to become the very fabric of our
company – the go-to touchstone that we use every day to make all our decisions.”
As we conclude 2017 and look forward to 2018, I would like to thank you for your commitment during the year. Wishing you and your family a joy- lled, safe holiday season and an exciting New Year.
Yours in health and safety
Nick
Keep an eye out for our next issue featuring our Values launches across the world!


Safety
We care deeply about the safety of our people. We are vigilant about identifying unsafe behaviours and are not afraid to speak up – to Stop, Fix, Verify and Continue – because we know we have the full support of the company when we do so. We are absolutely disciplined about developing, implementing and adhering to safety systems and rules, and we hold ourselves and each other accountable for this. We work towards zero harm on a daily basis – in our jobs, our homes and our communities. We never compromise on safety.
If we cannot mine safely, we will not mine.”
OUR VALUES
Why it makes business
sense?
Research shows that safe places
are more productive. They run more smoothly, are better organised and
are characterised by higher levels of discipline and focus. People who know their safety will be protected at any cost are more likely to feel a sense
of loyalty and work for the good of
the team. Working towards zero harm helps us avoid costly safety stoppages. This helps to secure our sustainability.
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Integrity
We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We tell the truth, stand up for what we know is right and protect the people who have the courage to do this. We report facts and gures accurately, keep con dential information private and refuse to cover up or turn a blind eye to what we know is unethical. We use the Code of Conduct and company policies to guide us but when we are unsure of what to do, we ask. We act with the best interests of our company at heart.
We act with honesty, fairness and transparency.”
Why it makes business sense?
Companies that don’t act with integrity fail their employees and stakeholders, and risk enormous damage to their reputation – or even investigation,
nes and prosecution. But when companies are known to be fair, honest, transparent and ethical, investors
trust and invest in them, communities are willing to partner with them and employees want to work for them. This helps to secure our sustainability


Respect
How we behave is guided by the knowledge that every human being is valuable and deserves respect. This is why we treat other people as we would want to be treated. While we know that it is sometimes necessary to have di cult conversations, we do so in a way that ensures that the dignity of the other person always remains intact. We allow others to voice their views, even when they are di erent to or in con ict with our own. We embrace, value and accept diversity and di erence. We do not tolerate rude, abusive or undermining behaviour and we stand up for each other.
We treat all stakeholders with trust, dignity and respect.”
Why it makes business
sense?
Treating people with respect builds trust, helps people nd common ground, resolves con ict and fosters collaboration as a cohesive team – critical factors for solving problems and nding business solutions. Respecting diversity and di erence allows idea sharing across the business so we can overcome challenges and deliver on objectives. It’s also critical to protecting our reputation. This helps to secure our sustainability.
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Responsibility
We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and the impact we have on the environment and host communities – even if this does not relate to our core job. Wherever possible we use water and energy e ciently. We vigilantly monitor those areas of our business that may impact the environment and quickly report any incidents. We treat people in host communities with respect and make an attempt to understand their needs and concerns.
We responsibly manage our impact on the environment and host communities.”
Why it makes business sense?
Responsibly managing our impact on communities and the environment has a fundamental impact on our ability to continue operating. It builds positive community relations and local support, ensures our licenses are renewed and helps us secure reliable supply of power and water. In addition, there are real cost-savings attached to reducing water and energy consumption. This helps to secure our sustainability.


Delivery
We strive to produce work that is excellent. We pay attention to detail and take pride in what we do. We work hard to deliver on time and in budget – wherever possible we strive to exceed expectations and do more with less. We understand that the delivery of one person impacts the delivery of the entire team. We take individual responsibility for our own work but we accept that no single project is more important than what we need to do together to help the company achieve its goals.
We strive for excellence and do what we say we will do.”
OUR VALUES
Why it makes business
sense?
When the business achieves its goals, shareholders receive dividends and returns, employees can share in better salary increases and bonuses, and
we have more money to invest in communities. Investors will invest in our company, which means we can continually upgrade our portfolio. This helps to secure our sustainability.
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Innovation
Our de nition of innovation goes beyond technology – it encompasses any idea or change that can drive the business forward. We do not allow ourselves to be constrained by limiting beliefs and we think beyond what other people accept as ‘possible’. We respond positively to creativity, spontaneity and innovative thought and provide people with feedback when they propose ideas. We are open to change and support new ways of working, even when the ideas may not be our own. We are optimistic about what the future can deliver.
We encourage innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit.”
OUR VALUES
Why it makes business
sense?
In a rapidly evolving mining industry, we need to do things smarter, faster and more e ciently. Embracing change, new ideas and new technology is one of the most e ective ways we can reduce costs, improve production and deliver what stakeholders need. Moving with the times will ensure we remain relevant. This helps to secure our sustainability.


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COMPANY NEWS
Gold Fields and the ICMM
You would have often heard Nick Holland and other Executives talk about the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM). The ICMM is dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining industry and sets aspirational standards for environmental and social performance. We are a member of this council, which comprises the 25 top global mining companies.
The organisation is controlled by a member CEO Council, which Nick attends twice a year to agree on joint positions. Our Sustainable Development and Corporate A airs teams also attend working groups where detailed policy positions and strategies are developed.
ICMM 10 Principles:
Principle 1: Apply ethical business practices and sound systems of corporate governance and transparency to support sustainable development
Principle 2: Integrate sustainable development in corporate strategy and decision-making processes
Principle 3: Respect human rights and the interests, cultures, customs and values of employees and communities a ected by our activities
Principle 4: Implement e ective risk-management strategies and systems based on sound science and which account for stakeholder perceptions of risks
Principle 5: Pursue continual improvement in health and safety performance with the ultimate goal of zero harm
Principle 6: Pursue continual improvement in environmental performance issues, such as water stewardship, energy use and climate change
Principle 7: Contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and integrated approaches to land-use planning
Principle 8: Facilitate and support the knowledge-base and systems for responsible design, use, re-use, recycling and disposal of products containing metals and minerals
Principle 9: Pursue continual improvement in social performance and contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of host countries and communities
Principle 10: Proactively engage key stakeholders on sustainable development challenges and opportunities in an open and transparent manner. E ectively report and independently verify progress and performance
Bene ts to
Gold Fields
Apart from networking with industry peers and sharing best practice experience and policy work, our ICMM membership has numerous other bene ts:
ICMM position statements and guidelines form the basis of our own work in key ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) areas – water stewardship, community engagement, tailings, climate change, among others
Signi cant reputational bene ts, enhanced by the ICMM’s new engagement and communication work
A di erentiated brand compared to non-member mining peers
Ten principles that are externally assured – critical for ESG investors
Greater visibility for work done by member companies
Access to a range of multinational organisations and NGOs such as World Bank, IFC, WWF and OECD
More e ective lobbying in the global and international policy environment space


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Update on investments
Damang Reinvestment Project
Goal: Extending life of mine by 8 years
In the Saddle Pit at Damang.
40Mt
Project on track to reach this target by end of year
Making excellent progress
Goal: Embedding excellence to deliver South Deep Improved drilling and blasting
South Deep has established a new Drilling and Blasting team, with the support from Glen Taylor and Sam Baker, both engineers from Australia, to help it achieve its planned long hole stope extraction. Jonathan Bernitz, Production Engineer and Head of the new department, says: “We will support the production crews from stope designs through to executing long hole stoping to ensure optimal extraction, and are starting to see good results. Our mining colleagues have embraced the input from the team and are eager to improve further.”
South Deep Rebase Plan
The Drilling and Blasting team: Martin Nyarela, Jonathan Bernitz, Mzwakhe Tshabalala and Eugene Louw.
Despite improved quarterly production in Q3 output expected to be 5% to 10% below 2017 guidance
Thinking long term, acting daily
Together with our Business Improvement managers from Australia, South Deep recently rolled out its Management Operating System (MOS). Key to realising the Rebase Plan, a MOS is a set of tools, meetings and behaviours used to support our people, leaders and processes to turn the long-term plan into daily actions. The way in which the South Deep team has taken ownership of this new process has impressed, says Kate Sommerville, VP Mining from Australia.
The 5-year Rebase Plan remains on track
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COMPANY NEWS
Gruyere Gold Project
Goal: Expanding our Australian footprint
38% Engineering progress (end-September 2017)
Engagement Strategy for successful employment and business opportunities for the local community
3. Commissioning the processing plant on time and within
20%
Construction progress (end-September 2017)
Word from the General Manager
Coming from Australia’s Super
Pit (owned jointly by Barrick and Newmont), Steve Price has brought a wealth of operations experience and solid understanding of community relations to the business. As this operation gears up for production, here are his
ve top goals for Gruyere:
1. Developing a Zero Harm culture
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2. Growing and implementing our Gruyere Community
The Gruyere village’s modern dining hall was among the construction projects completed.
Airstrip construction and main access road completed
Mining contractor appointed
Section 18 Native Title approval granted
budget, ramping up to above name plate production rates within the rst two years of production
4. Recruiting and developing high-performing teams, so
that challenging the status quo becomes the norm and mediocrity becomes unacceptable
5. Developing the strategic pipeline to ensure continuous 5 life of mine beyond the Gruyere operation
Getting ready for production to start in Q1 2019
Salares Norte Project
Goal: Growing our portfolio
The feasibility study is on track for completion during 2018


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Improving diesel usage, saving costs
Fuel, mainly diesel, is one of the main contributors to our energy spend. Driving techniques like limiting stopping and starting can help save diesel and costs, and are already a focus area at our operations. Our teams in Peru and Ghana have gone the extra mile by introducing additional, innovative fuel e ciency solutions.
Optimising diesel
At Cerro Corona, César Paredes, Cost and Budget Engineer, and his team are blending diesel with a synthetic fuel additive called TPx, which optimises combustion and improves engine performance that ultimately, boosts fuel e ciency. They installed an automated dozing system to blend the fuel additive, to ensure fuel storage tanks have the right quantities of TPx. This has resulted in signi cant fuel and cost savings, and a reduction in CO2 and nitrous oxides emissions, which adds to our good environmental practices
(see results below).
César and the team are continuously monitoring fuel consumption and fuel additive in uence to ensure ongoing savings as the mining plan evolves. This makes an important contribution to Peru’s drive to
The team behind the Cerro Corona initiative: César Paredes, José Mazzerini, Rafael Guerrero and José Calderón.
optimise e ciency and manage costs.
Monitoring fuel quality
Led by Francois Markram, Tribologist, our Ghana team is diligent in ensuring we bene t from Ghana’s low sulphur diesel regulations (below 30 ppm). High sulphur in diesel causes harmful compounds, corrodes engine parts (reducing life)
and reduces oil-lubricating properties. Fuel injectors and injection pumps are particularly susceptible, making trucks less fuel e cient.
When fuel is delivered on site, Nicholas’ team tests it for sulphur contamination and if it exceeds limits, send it back to the supplier. They have also installed special ltration systems in fuel storage tanks to eliminate contaminants. Fuel samples are tested daily.
Results from Cerro Corona’s diesel optimisation project
Between January and August 2017, it saved:
US$304 000
1 017 tonnes CO2e
Keeping an eye on fuel quality: Tony Asakpo, Francois Markram and Obed Oconor.
380 091 litres of diesel (almost 100 000 gallons)
Section of the ltration section installed by the team.
43%
Contribution of fuel (mainly di
Gold Fields’ energy spend by Q3 2017
(nearly 7.3% of our Group OPEX)
esel) to
Email your questions and ideas for energy management to [email protected] elds.com. We have already received a number of great ideas which have been shared with leaders in the Regions.
Saving energy – it is everyone’s business
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COMPANY NEWS
Innovation in safety
An app, developed by our people for our people, is helping to make our operations in Peru and Chile safer. Launched this year, the app was the brainchild of our Gold Fields Americas’ Safety and Occupational Health team who collaborated with the IT department to make it a reality.
The app was speci cally developed to support the Region’s Behaviour-Based Safety Programme. The programme focuses on individual behaviour, and key
to its success is close to 150 trained and certi ed ‘observers’. These specially chosen employees monitor how our people work every day, encourage safe behaviour and address unsafe actions through one-on-one interaction. They also share their observations with the business.
Installed on smartphones or tablets, the user-friendly app now allows them to document data digitally and thus, in real-time. This helps the business identify risky behaviours as and when they happen, determine their causes, and nd opportunities for improvement quicker. It also provides more accurate data for reporting purposes.
100%
of safety observations now recorded through the application
The app’s success is the result of:
ü applying knowledge and skills of our own experts who understand our business and share a commitment to safety
ü observers sharing their knowledge and experience in developing and testing the app, which has contributed to its easy adoption
ü leadership’s strong support for the Behaviour-Based Safety Programme, the observers’ role and safety reporting
ü quarterly and annual recognition of top observers, the main users of the app
Through one-on-one interactions, observers like Martín Sánchez play an important role in ensuring our operations are safe. Martín is pictured here with Joel Castañeda.
The app has made it much easier for observers to document safety observations.
Innovation and a drive for
improvement
are key to any successful management programme. The app is an example
of this.” Luis Apaza, Occupational Health and Safety Manager


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Our future looks bright
Across the mining industry, leading companies are looking at ways to leverage innovation and technology to improve safety and health, increase production, reduce costs, and drive greater e ciency. This is a critical focus area for Gold Fields. Nick Holland has given numerous Mine of The Future presentations to audiences around the world and our value of Innovation captures the need to embrace new ideas and technology to drive the business forward.
The Gold Fields Young Person’s Group, formed this year, comprises a diverse team of our people under the age of 30 from across our operations. They have been tasked with providing input on our Innovation and Technology Strategy, based on their unbiased views of mining and understanding of new technologies, says Andrew Whibley, VP: Technology and Innovation and the group’s mentor.
During a recent trip to Australia and South Africa, the team visited some of our operations and leading global companies to learn about how they use technology as a strategic business enabler. These included Amazon, IoT.nxt, Hytachi, Cisco and Roy Hill.
They explored how Gold Fields will need to evolve in a technology-driven, ‘mine of the future’ environment, and presented feedback and ideas to the Executive in Q4. It was well received and will help Gold Fields leverage technology more e ectively. This work will continue during 2018.
Highlights
The young people grew both professionally
and personally with most describing the experience as life- changing. Some of their highlights were:
... working incredibly well as a team. It certainly proved that
a diverse range of culture and experience is vital to success in this company.” Amberley Murray, Geologist
... learning about the fast-changing workforce. As an
analyst my survival in the next 15 years will depend on my ability to adapt and align myself to changes sweeping across industries.” David Kojo Larbi, Senior BI Analyst
... learning about my company and its future needs and challenges. I will be working to
grow within and contribute to Gold Fields’ transformation.” Luis Ramirez, Junior Engineer
... visiting one of the super companies, Amazon, and seeing
how they approach everything di erently, but also deal with failure.” Stefan van Zyl, Junior Engineer
Sean Hunt (Australia), Luis Ramirez (Peru), Andrew Whibley, Cassie O’Connell (Australia) and Seth Amo Okyere (Ghana) with Stefan van Zyl (South Africa), Anthony Cook (Australia), David Kojo Larbi (Ghana) and Olwethu Dalasile (South Africa) in the back, and Amberley Murray (Australia) in the front.
It’s a great day when I see young, rising talent excited
about mapping out a future for the company.” Nick Holland, Gold Fields CEO
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COMPANY NEWS
Training for the future at South Deep
The South Deep Training Centre was recently accredited by the South African Mining Quali cations Authority
(MQA). This is an important step in ensuring the mine builds the skills needed for the future, speci cally in mechanised mining.
For South Deep it means:
ü The centre can develop accredited training tailored for the operation
– not only to build the necessary skills, but also to improve safety and performance
ü Our people will receive accredited quali cations recognised anywhere in the local mining industry
ü Signi cant cost savings by reducing the outsourcing of training
In line with South Deep’s increased focus on leveraging technology and innovation to optimise the business, the centre has embraced some of the latest learning technologies, and has launched its rst training programme in 3D virtual reality. More technologies will be introduced, but for now, a key focus is developing trainers and updating its current training programmes.
Martin Preece, EVP: South Africa, experiencing virtual reality training rst hand.
The collaboration will help young professionals to develop the skills required for mechanised, deep level gold mining. These are key to bringing our South Deep mine to full production, but also to the South African mining industry, which is increasingly moving into mechanisation.
The funding will be used to support under- and post-graduate research projects in subject areas critical to South Deep’s ramp up.
As part of the partnership, the mining laboratories building at Wits will now be known as the Gold Fields Laboratories building.
Our CEO Nick Holland hands over a symbolic R6-million cheque to Prof Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand.
Well done to the Training Centre team whose hard work ensured accreditation.
Becoming an industry leader in deep-level mechanised
mining and new technology starts with industry-leading
training.” Gideon Hayward, Human Resources Development Manager at South Deep
Investing in tomorrow’s miners
We recently announced a R6-million, three-year partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) to further develop knowledge of mechanised mining and rock engineering in South Africa.


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Breaking down barriers
for women in Ghana
Meet Catherine Kuupol Kuutor, Gold Fields West Africa’s rst female Metallurgy Manager.
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My interest in mining was sparked by:
... engineering. I was curious to know how the complex machines used in mining actually function. I developed a passion for the industry looking at it from a distance. I just wanted to be a part of it someday.
I wanted to contribute to:
... a breakthrough for women in the industry, so I decided to work hard both on the job and academically. I am proud if I can inspire other women now – and in the future.
Quick CV
Quali cations: Master of Science degree in Minerals Engineering from the Ghanaian University of Mines and Technology and member of the Ghana Institute of Engineers.
Years of experience: 14
Journey at Gold Fields:
Catherine joined Damang in 2013 as a superintendent at the Metallurgy department, and in 2015 was promoted
to Unit Manager. She led several business improvement processes that resulted in increased gold recovery at Damang.
After hours: Reading and spending time with her husband Robert, their son Sonne and daughters Makom and Mavilla.
My main challenge:
... hasn’t been one unique to women in our industry. There will always be people who try to physically intimidate or deliberately exclude you.
My secrets to success are:
... perseverance and always acting with dignity.
To empower women:
Our EVP Alfred Baku often says that the West Africa region needs
to increase the percentage of women in the company. This already shows leadership commitment. There must be a deliberate attempt to seek and attract quali ed women into any positions that may become vacant. The few women who are already in the company must be given roles that are increasingly challenging so that they can prove themselves worthy of the tasks.
The future looks bright. I see women actively and progressively taking up challenging operational mining positions.”
Did you know?
Less than 1%
of mining professionals in Ghana are women, and those who do work in the industry are most often in non-core roles.
An inspiration for good reason
Catherine is known for her commitment to meeting business goals, but also to the safety and the wellbeing of her teams. “She doesn’t just lead us; she inspires us to do what is right all the time,” says one of her team members.
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OUR PEOPLE
What is it like to work
@ Cerro Corona?
Henry Bautista Sáenz, Senior Community Relations
Coordinator, answers.
3 800m above sea level
“Most people struggle with working at altitude at rst, but our medical centre has everything you need to adjust. If you ever visit us, a good tip is to stay in Cajamarca, our closest city at the bottom of the mountain, for one night to help your body get used to the altitude. Also eat moderately for the rst few days.”
High in the mountains
“The cold is tough in the beginning, but you get used to it. Day-time temperatures range from 10 to 14°C. Our nights are always very cold at between 0 and 8°C.”
Getting there
“It is about a two hour drive by car from Cajamarca, where I live. Hualgayoc, the closest town, is about 10km away from the camp. I drive to Cerro Corona, but we also have Gold Fields buses from Cajamarca for daily transport. I am very lucky to live in Cajamarca. Some colleagues have to travel to other cities to see their family; in some cases they have to travel by bus and spend two nights travelling.”
View of Hualgayoc, the town closest to Cerro Corona.
The roster
“I work four days and have three days o . Depending on your type of work, you can also work for eight days and then have six or eight days o .”
Camp life
Cerro Corona, Peru
The best gift is to be able to learn new things with my
colleagues.”
Working and living with colleagues
“This is part of what I enjoy about working at Cerro Corona. After some time, colleagues become friends. After a few years, great friends become part of your family. I trust them, ask for their advice and listen when they have problems.”
“If you work here, you
usually stay at the mine. We
have good facilities like satellite
cable television and WiFi in our rooms, a fully-equipped gym (pictured), and an entertainment room (pictured)
with games, karaoke, a cinema etc. We even have a special dance room with classes taught by professional instructors.”
Fast facts | Fast facts | Fast facts | Fast facts
1 000+km
Located in the highest part of
Western Cordillera of the Andes from Lima Mountains in northern Peru
388 employees 1 500+ contractors


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Living the Values in Australia
Our Australian colleagues who live the Gold Fields Values are recognised through the quarterly Regional Values Awards programme. Values champions are nominated by their co-workers and managers. These are some of the latest winners:
Annette Bain (Safety and Training Coordinator) at Agnew mine
safety delivery
Annette, who has worked at Gold Fields for the past six years, is someone who consistently lives the Gold Fields Values and was nominated for going above and beyond in her role.
An example of this is how she always passionately represents Gold Fields e.g. she recently volunteered at a Focus on Mining Camp for school girls interested in a career in the mining industry.
Persistent and dedicated to increasing safety self-awareness on site, she has trained over 190 Barminco Underground employees and Leaders in Vital Behaviours, our safety programme in Australia.
My motto is: We can do anything!”
190+
people trained to work safely
Annette Bain talking to the girls who attended the Focus on Mining Camp.
John Robinson (Senior Metallurgist), Peng Zhou (Metallurgist) and Goldie Little (Metallurgist) at Granny Smith mine
innovation
Since Granny Smith started campaign milling in late 2013, increased tailings grade has been noticed on the rst two days of the mill campaign start-up. The Metallurgy team took
A$990 000
increased recovery per year
Goldie Little and Peng Zhou.
John Robinson.
action. They were nominated for their range of solutions which lowered tail grades and added signi cant value.
Key actions included: Optimising the shutdown reagents concentration, recirculating Leach/Carbon in Pulp (CIP) slurry to prevent gold re- absorption, and minimising the tailing re-treatment circuit downtime on start-up day.
Keep an eye on our internal communications channels as we share more of our heroes and Values champions.
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Everyday heroes in Peru
In the last issue, we introduced you to some of our Peruvian colleagues and contractors who’ve been recognised through the Gold Fields Americas’ Heroes Recognition Programme. Meet more of these inspiring individuals who were nominated as everyday
champions by co-workers and contractors:
Jorge Rudas
Occupational Health Engineer
Rosa Lopez
Lodging services
Rosa works for Newrest, which provides lodging and food services at Cerro Corona. Believing that professional and personal growth starts
with you, she has enrolled in a nursing course. She credits her family and co-workers for their support.
Superpowers: Committed to growing and achieving success while working.
Superhero slogan: It is not di cult to achieve your goals; it starts with making a decision to do so.
Jorge, who initially joined us through a contractor, has been working at Cerro Corona since 2010. Committed to growing professionally, he is currently studying Mining Engineering. He says Gold Fields and his colleagues are providing all the support he needs to achieve his goal of becoming a
mining engineer.
Superpowers: Being proactive, and setting and working towards clear objectives.
Superhero slogan: E ort and sacri ce de ne the success of your life.
Esgar Chuquilin
Drilling and Blasting Foreman
Esgar has been making his mark at San Martin, one of our contractors. He has also started a new chapter in his career and like Jorge is
working towards becoming a mining engineer to augment his current systems engineer quali cation.
Superpowers: Always searching for opportunities for growth and learning, which his manager says is an example to the rest of his team.
Superhero slogan: Nothing is impossible. They key is to never give up.


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Making a di erence in Australia
In 2017, our people in Australia once again volunteered their time to support various worthy causes in their communities. These are prime examples of people living our Value of Responsibility, even though community relations may not relate to their core job. Here’s a glimpse of what happened during the year.
Carly Summer eld, Adrian Lazzari and Astrid Skender were among the many Gold Fields people who joined the Real Men Wear Pink initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer earlier in 2017.
Total raised: Almost A$13,500
Total raised: Almost A$13,500
Russel Brown, Coordinator; ESS (front) joined other Granny Smith team members who shaved and dyed hair in the Leukemia Foundation’s The World’s Greatest Shave initiative and hosted quiz events on site to raise money. Richard Murrell from Trident Mining is doing the shaving in the picture. The Granny Smith team’s contribution was among the highest donated from the mining and energy sector.
Thirty-two of our people in Australia participated in Run for a Reason, sponsored by health insurer HBF. Matt Dixon, Processing Coordinator at our Agnew mine, was among them. He completed the 12km event, raising A$800 for The Miracle Babies Foundation, which supports premature and sick newborns. Matt is pictured with his own “three miracle babies”.
Cassie O’Connell, Senior HR Advisor at our Agnew mine (far right), participated in various fundraising sporting events for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, which focuses on major diseases in Australia. She raised almost A$3 000.
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Cool runnings
Congratulations to Alberto Cárdenas, VP Operations in Peru, who braved snow, ice and a wind-chill factor of -25°C to nish the 42.2km Antarctic Ice Marathon in 6th place, in 4:34. This extraordinary marathon takes place at Union Glacier, a few hundred kilometres from the South Pole, and brings together some of the world’s
OUR PEOPLE
Alberto’s 30th marathon
Alberto Cárdenas as we usually see him.
This race was part
of a journey that started in 2000 when
I ran my rst marathon in Cajamarca. Over the years, it has become a way of life. The best advice to anybody who is still thinking about running? Just try it, take it step by step.”
Alberto crossing the nish line.
most inspirational athletes.
Alberto is not only the rst Peruvian to run a marathon in the Antarctic. He has also become the country’s rst member of the 7 Continents Marathon Club, having run at least one marathon on each continent.
Running across Regions
When our people travel to other Regions, they often become part of the local team, and not just in terms of work.
South Deep athletics team members: Boswell Manina, Benjamin Moeng, Khutso Mogotlane, Cecil Balintulo and Kate Sommerville, with Thulani Feni in front.
In Australia
Earlier this year, 138 Australian colleagues and their families ran the annual City to Surf event in Perth. Daryn Brown, Group Risk Manager from Corporate O ce, and his wife Cindy were among them.
“It was a privilege to be invited to participate and to see the big family turnout,” says Daryn.
In South Africa
Recently, Kate Sommerville, VP Mining from Australia, tackled the Diepkloof 10km race in Soweto, near Johannesburg with South Deep’s athletics team, led by Nelson Komani, Asset Protection Supervisor. Kate, an accomplished triathlete, ran with Khutso Mogotlane, her mentee at South Deep. Having Kate there helped her to keep going, says Khutso.
“The camaraderie was great and it was privilege to partner with Khutso o site,” says Kate, who is now o cially part of the South Deep Athletics team.
The Australia team including Daryn and his wife in the back, far right.


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Taking healthcare to communities in Ghana
Our Damang mine, through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, recently organised free medical outreach programmes in two of its communities that lack easy access to
formal healthcare. Various conditions were treated, while people diagnosed with serious illnesses, like diabetes and hypertension, were referred for further treatment.
This is not the rst healthcare outreach that Gold Fields has
organised in our community. If you saw the crowd, you would know how much it is appreciated. I saw a doctor and he prescribed medicines which I got for free. I actually planned to go to Damang
to seek medical care, but
I was worried about the
transportation costs. Thank
you Gold Fields!” Afriyie Siaw, a Koduakrom community member
Delivering drinking water to Hualgayoc
650+
Ages ranged from
8 months people assisted to 77 years
Our Cerro Corona team recently
laid the foundation stone for our Quadrature Dam project in Hualgayoc, Peru. This initiative sees us working working closely with the District Municipality to expand the city’s current water system so that it can reliably supply drinking water to residents.
Set for completion next year, the project is part of four-year programme aimed at improving water quality and access in our mine’s neighbouring town.
This project is the city’s great wish, and together with the local
government, we will make it
a reality.” José Vásquez, Head of Social Development
The Quadrature Dam, situated near our operation, has already been reinforced and work has now started on developing the water supply network that will connect it to the Hualgayoc City System.
Laying the foundation stone during the Traditional Hualgayoc Patronal Festival.
4 000+
people to get access to drinking water
One million soles
Gold Fields’ investment
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SHARING VALUE
An improved approach to community engagement
The South Deep Community Relations team has introduced an innovative open day format for improved community engagement. In the past at typical mass meetings, some more dominant community members drove the conversations, while others were never heard.
At the open days, community members can now ask questions and share ideas one-on-one or as a small group with a representative from Gold Fields HR, Community Relations, Environment or other relevant South Deep departments.
The three open days held so far have given the team much deeper insight into community views
and concerns, notes Harmony Ntlemo, Unit Manager Sustainable Development. “We have noticed a shift in the kind of information our communities would like from us. They are looking for a relationship with the mine based on shared understanding, and they want to be involved in our processes.”
Community members have commended the mine on the new format. “Thank you Gold Fields for coming up with a creative initiative where we have an opportunity
to interact with the mine,” says Podesta Rammutle who lives in Simunye. “This empowers women and the disadvantaged who were afraid to raise their views in public.”
The open days will continue in 2018.
Lebo Mlipha, Unit Manager Sustainable Development, engaging with community members.
As a facilitator, I observed positive engagements,
meaningful discussions, attentive o cials, and broad-based community
representation.” Mariette Lie erink, CEO of NGO, Federation for a Sustainable Environment
683 Number of community members who have
attended the three open days this year
Open days give community members and the mine a chance to build much closer relationships.


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Sharing the story of gold in Perth
We are a proud sponsor of the #heartofgold Discovery Trail which launched in Perth, Australia in October. With the help of the #heartofgold app, this self-guided trail takes the public on
the journey of gold in the city, from the historic gold rush to the present day. It starts at the Elizabeth Quay and ends at the Perth Mint, and takes about two hours to complete.
“Gold Fields sees this as an exciting and innovative way to celebrate gold’s rich history in Western Australia, and the role that it continues to play in shaping our city and State. We welcome the opportunity to share our passion for the gold industry with our employees, families, school groups, tourists and locals alike,” says Kelly Carter, VP: Legal and Compliance in Australia and Vice Chair of the Gold Industry Group.
At the launch, Gold Industry Group Chairperson Richard Hayes and Local Government Member for Perth, John Carey, unveiled a replica of the largest gold nugget found in Western Australia, the Golden Eagle.
Rebecca Johnston, Gold Industry Group Executive O cer with Kelly Carter, our VP: Legal and Compliance in Australia.
It all starts with a good teacher
Rays of Hope, based in Alexandra township, is close to and supported by Corporate O ce. It provides various services to this poor community. One of these is the Ithemba Labantwana homework club where almost 70 vulnerable
and orphaned children receive help with
their homework and extra English and Maths
lessons from Monday to Thursday. During
school holidays, it also provides extra classes
for those who need the additional support.
The Homework Club appointed its rst full-time teacher this year, thanks to a sponsorship from Corporate O ce. “Having our own teacher is a rst for us and is making a world of di erence to our children,” says Jennie Morley, Social Work Consultant at the organisation.
“At the start of the year, some of our children could not read
at all. Now, many of them are the ones who run to choose books to read. We are so grateful for the partnership with Gold Fields,” says Bertha Muchadeyi, Ithemba Labantwana Manager.
Nomcebo Nkanyezi Dongo, the teacher sponsored by Corporate O ce, with one of the children.
In addition to sharing academic content, teachers have the opportunity to change lives
and give hope to those they teach. This is what excites me about my job at Rays of Hope.”
Teacher Nomcebo Nkanyezi Dongo
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Seen on social media
South Deep achieves one million fatality-free shifts Family Day at St Ives
That’s great news indeed. Even 2 million fatality free
shifts is possible if we prioritise SAFETY in every job.
Everyone going home safely and healthy every day.”
This is the second family day we have been to and it was
amazing for the kids to see where daddy works!”
Kristie Brown
Lucas Manebaneba
Tarkwa team recognising teachers in Ghana
Women in Mining Great Debate in Perth
Former Municipal Education Director, Anastasia Kuntaa received a Lifetime Achievement Award at our Tarkwa mine’s Teachers’ Awards.
An example to follow.”
Francisco Rodriguez Rivera
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Team Gold Fields at the Great Debate organised by the Gold Industry Group and Women in Mining Western Australia, and sponsored by us. Kelly Carter, VP: Legal and Compliance in Australia (far left) chaired the debate and Cassie O’Connell, Senior HR Advisor at our Agnew mine (third from the left), was one of the debaters.
Such a great night! Thanks for supporting the Gold Industry Group and for driving the gender diversity conversation with us #womeningold17” Rebecca Johnston
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