Our Purpose, Vision and Values

Gold Fields Purpose

Creating enduring value beyond mining

Gold Fields Vision

To be the preferred gold mining company delivering sustainable, superior value

Our Core Values


If we cannot mine safely, we will not mine.

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.



We act with honesty, fairness and transparency.

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 figures accurately, keep confidential 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 treat all stakeholders with trust, dignity and 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 difficult 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 different to or in conflict with our own.

We embrace, value and accept diversity and difference. We do not tolerate rude, abusive or undermining behaviour and we stand up for each other.



We take personal ownership of the impact we have on our people, relationships, safety and environment.

We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and the impact we have on others and the environment.

We treat people in host communities with respect and make an attempt to understand their needs and concerns.

We accept mistakes are part of our learning and endeavour to make a positive difference.


We encourage and drive innovation.

Our definition 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.

Collaborative delivery

Collaborative delivery

We work together as a team to deliver excellent results.

We work together as a team to deliver excellent results and take pride in what we do.

We work hard to deliver on time and in budget.

We actively seek input from others and truly believe that diverse views improve the quality of our work.

We understand our role is part of a team in the Gold Fields family.

Our Aspirations

To be a safe, low grade, bulk, mechanised and profitable gold mine.

To be the beacon of pride for our people, our communities, our stakeholders and our shareholders.


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