Gold Fields Limited is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines and one project in Australia, Chile, Ghana (including our Asanko Joint Venture), Peru and South Africa, with total attributable annual gold-equivalent production of 2.24Moz. It has attributable gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 52.1Moz and gold Mineral Resources of 116.0Moz. Gold Fields has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Limited, and an additional listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
The company has a workforce of approximately 22,000 people of which about 27% are full-time employees and 73% contractors. Gold Fields recognises that the diversity and talent of our people will support our efforts in developing and retaining a diverse and talented workforce to ensure business growth and performance.
South Africa has a legacy of women of strength, courage and tenacity at Gold Fields. From our boardrooms to the shafts, strong inspiring women play a critical role at all levels in our company. Our commitment to empowering and developing women forms part of our broader ethos of embracing and valuing diversity in our workforce. In the same way that different languages, races, cultures and beliefs enrich our organisation, even more so do women in our business.
Our mining industry is changing and our women are adding a range of skills, expertise and approaches among our workforce. In the past 2 years at Gold Fields we have increased the representation of women to 22% of the workforce, with over half of these women working in core mining roles, 23% in leadership positions, 30% of our board is female – jobs historically perceived to be exclusively suited for men.
As we advance our diversity agenda, we look forward to increasing female representation amongst our workforce and offering new career opportunities for women to excel.