Our People Health and safety
Safety is our number one Value
At Gold Fields Ghana, we are committed to protecting our people from injuries and occupational ill health. Safety remains our Number one Value and we continue to commit resources into making the workplace safe and healthy for employees. Our strategic vision is to achieve zero harm, in line with our declaration that “if we cannot mine safely, we will not mine”.
In 2020, we rolled out the Courageous Safety Leadership Programme (CSL) to empower every employee to speak out boldly about unsafe practices at the workplace without fear of being victimised. In addition to this, we continuously implement several safety awareness campaigns and initiatives, including:
Through these various initiatives, we have created a safety conscious workforce, where employees prioritise their safety and that of their work colleagues. Our safety statistics have improved consistently since 2012.
Apart from access to quality healthcare, we run an extensive Wellbeing programme, which encourages employees to live healthy lifestyles. Employees are screened regularly for various health issues and advised on how to better manage these conditions. The programme also covers voluntary HIV/AIDS counselling and testing.
Regular fitness exercises are organised for employees and their families. Recreational and sports facilities such as gyms, swimming pools, football pitches, tennis courts, volleyball courts, golf courses, squash courts and table tennis facilities are also available and often used by employees and their families.
Wellbeing volleyball game at Tarkwa mine