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Protecting and respecting our environment

Overview

The environmental impact of our operations is one of Gold Fields most important and highly regulated sustainability issues. Our Vision, Values and risk management strategy means we remain highly committed to continually improving our environmental performance and reducing our environmental impact.

Key environmental issues currently facing the gold mining sector include:

  • The dewatering of underground mines
  • The prevention of post-closure Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)
  • Leaching from tailings dams
  • Carbon emissions It is on these environmental issues that we primarily – although not exclusively – focus.