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Annual report suite 2012


This is the Annual Integrated Report for AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold Ashanti) for the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012 (our 2012 financial year). This report seeks to provide a holistic view of our business – now and in the future – covering operational, financial and non-financial information.

Scope of this report

Our strategic focus areas

Our five strategic focus areas support the achievement of our delivery targets which are measured and re-evaluated on an ongoing basis. 

Understanding and mitigating our risks

Risk assessment and management are fundamental components of our business – in planning for our future and executing our strategy. 

View as 5 year performance graphs


Gold production:

3,944,000oz* of gold produced.

Total cash costs:

862 $/oz*.


8.07oz per total employee costed.


16 reportable environmental incidents.

Community investment:

$24.91m invested.


AIFR(1) of 7.72 per million hours worked.
(1) All injury frequency rate

Return on equity:

18%* excluding hedge buy-back costs in years 2008 – 2010.

  1. * Gold production, total cash costs and return on equity were adversely impacted in 2012, primarily due to the unprotected strike in South Africa.

Letter from our Chairman

The year 2012 proved to be an extremely challenging one for AngloGold Ashanti and much of the rest of the extractive sector, both in our country of domicile, South Africa, and around the world.

Tito Mboweni | Read letter

CFO’s report

Despite the considerable headwinds faced in 2012, AngloGold Ashanti maintained balance sheet flexibility had a number of notable successes.

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan | Read report

Letter from our CEO

The year in review was undoubtedly one of the most challenging in my 35 years in mining. It was also one of the most rewarding as the strong team we’ve built over the past five years met each challenge head on.

Mark Cutifani | Read letter