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Global priorities and progress - AngloGold Ashanti Annual Reports 2011
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Global priorities and progress

Creating sustainable economic benefits

In our sustainable development framework, we have outlined our ambition to work with local communities and governments to define areas of mutual value creation. In 2011 we began the process of incorporating this approach into regional sustainability strategies and developing businesses delivery targets in the area of community. Read more...

Community relations

While we are conscious that improvement is required in addressing engagement in a consistent way across the group, we are beginning to see the results of sustained and strategic engagement approaches with key stakeholders in a number of sites. Read more

Country focus - Guinea

The complex, dynamic and increasingly challenging situation in Siguiri meant that it was a prime candidate for the development of a new approach to operating, both for AngloGold Ashanti and for the region. Read more...

Country focus - South Africa

Transforming the way we mine will ensure that the company has a sustainable future in South Africa. However, the current South African operating model is labour intensive, with the region representing more than 50% of our entire global workforce. Read more...

Artisanal and small-scale mining

ASM is a centuries old activity. However the management of this issue, particularly in relationship to large-scale mining (LSM) is relatively new and rapidly evolving. Read more...

Security strategy

Our focus in 2011 was on completing implementation of AngloGold Ashanti’s global security framework, which began in 2009 and has been rolled out to all of our operations, and on strengthening the integrity and credibility of security management processes. Read more...

Operating with respect for human rights

In order to align our actions with our core business strategy of ‘People are the Business’, we are in the process of establishing operational systems to enable AngloGold Ashanti to meet its responsibility to respect all human rights in line with its vision, mission, values and strategies. Read more...

Safety and health

We have made significant progress in improving safety and health performance since 2008. We aim to continue these improvements in line with our long-term goal of operating a business free of occupational injury and illness. Read more...

Environmental and natural resource management

Over the past two years, strategies relating to environmental management have focused on continuous improvement in environmental performance, linked to achieving the business target of reducing reportable incidents (as defined in our management standard) from a 2008 baseline by 60% by 2013. Read more...

Country focus - Colombia

In Colombia, AngloGold Ashanti is operating in an environment where large-scale open cast mining has not yet been developed in the gold sector. Debate is ongoing on the extent and nature of the country’s participation in the sector.

Securing our skills pipeline

From a resourcing perspective, AngloGold Ashanti and the broader mining industry are potentially faced with serious skills shortages, with few students studying mining engineering and related fields, and even fewer entering the industry.

Responsible gold

In recent years, there has been increased global discussion around issues such as supply chain transparency, the role of business in areas affected by or at high risk for conflict, and business’s social and economic contribution to its host economies.