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Overview

 

Optimising our operations

Overview

22%
Increase in
attributable gold
production in South
America Region
(C2009 to C2010)
  11.2%
Increase in
attributable gold
production in
West Africa Region
(C2009 to C2010)
  1st
Gold Fields joint
position in the 2010
Carbon Disclosure
Leadership Index
for the JSE
         
14%
Reduction in energy
intensity against
2008 baseline
  39.1%
Reduction in
Level 2 and Level
3 environmental
incidents
  R14.5bn
Operating profit
in C2010

‘Optimising our operations’ means bringing our attributable Mineral Resources of more than 225 million gold equivalent ounces and attributable Mineral Reserves of 77 million gold equivalent ounces to account in a way that is cost effective, safe and environmentally responsible. Our mine portfolio is world class – but we are conscious that our operations can do more. As a result, our focus is on:

  • Maximising the operational potential of our mines, including investment in mechanisation, infrastructure development, mining flexibility and ore reserve development
  • Pursuing ‘Zero Harm’ through our Safe Production philosophy, including particular focus on the provision of a safe working environment and a transformation in the attitudes, behaviour and accountability of our employees
  • Minimising our environmental impact, including projects to minimise pollution risks, maximise energy efficiencies, manage our carbon impacts and plan for the eventual closure of the mine