Integrated Annual Review 2012 Annual Financial Report 2012 Regional overview  

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Gold Fields Safety Value




Regional overview
For the year ended 31 December 2012

Further resources

The Integrated Annual Report 2012 is made up of the following three volumes:

For the GRI Table accompanying the Integrated Report go to

"Integrated Reporting brings together the material information about an organisatio's strategy, governance, performance and prospects in a way that reflects the commercial, social and environmental context within which it operates. It provides a clear and concise representation of how an organisation demonstrates stewardship and how it creates value, now and in the future."

International Integrated Reporting Committee, Towards Integrated Reporting – Communicating Value in the 21st Century.

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Unless otherwise indicated, all references to ‘Gold Fields’ refers to Gold Fields as at 31 December 2012 (i.e. includes Sibanye Gold assets). All references to ‘new Gold Fields’ refers to Gold Fields following the unbundling of Sibanye Gold.
  About this report

Our Integrated Annual Report 2012, which covers the year to end- December 2012 is made up of the following three volumes:

This Integrated Annual Review provides an overview of Gold Fields six global operations on a Group and mine-bymine basis – as well as the two discontinued operations now under Sibanye Gold (which is also producing its own separate 2012 Annual Report). The report also describes our exploration and business development activities. We do this using an integrated approach to reporting that examines our operational, sustainability and financial performance.

The aim of our integrated approach is to enable investors and other stakeholders – including host governments, local communities and our employees – to make a more informed assessment of the value of Gold Fields and our ability to flourish in the new growth environments of tomorrow.

We believe the Integrated Annual Review, together with additional documents held online, represents an A+ application of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, which is the widely recognised best-practice benchmark for corporate reporting.

Our auditors KPMG have provided assurance on selected sustainability information in this report. As a member of the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) we are committed to obtain assurance in line with the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework: Assurance Procedure. KPMG has provided assurance on all five subject matters of the ICMM, which include our GRI A+ self-declaration as well as our selected sustainability performance data. The assured data and KPMG’s Assurance opinion are on pages 164 and 159 respectively.

This Integrated Annual Review also forms part of our Communication on Progress to the United Nations Global Compact. A summary of our compliance with the GRI and the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact – as well as our alignment with related standards including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the ICMM 10 Principles – is presented online.