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Gold Fields scores A- for carbon and water disclosure

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) last week released its 2017 South African climate and water reports. Gold Fields scored an A- for its performance in both the CDP and the Water Disclosure Project (WDP).

The A- score puts us in a leadership position in both categories and reflects the range of actions we’ve taken to manage water issues and climate change effectively. We are among only 18% of the global companies that responded to the CDP and 15% of mining & materials companies that fall within this category. Only 4% of companies and 2% of mining & materials companies achieved an A in the CDP. Last year Gold Fields scored an A for the CDP and an A- in the WDP.

Compared to other mining companies, we are among the top four of CDP and WDP scores: Harmony received an A in both categories, while Anglo American and Vale scored A- in both indices.

Gold Fields CEO, Nick Holland, commented on the performance: “We are committed to sustainable gold mining and our actions on energy efficiency, carbon emissions and water management are integral to the way we do business. It is also critical that we are transparent about how we perform in the critical areas of climate change and water usage.”

Take a look at our CDP scorecard:Gold Fields CDP feedback chart (PDF - 249KB)
Click here for the 2017 CDP report:CDP report (PDF - 4MB)


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