A critical aspect in acquiring and maintaining AngloGold Ashanti’s social licence to operate is contributing positively to communities and demonstrating responsible environmental stewardship.
Strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is critical in maintaining stakeholder confidence and trust, and creating value through the cycle.
Sustainable development goals
AngloGold Ashanti is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Announced in 2015, the SDGs and related targets were set by the United Nations (UN) to support its 2030 Agenda to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
Our sustainable development strategy supports our overall business strategy and is aligned with the SDGs. The SDGs also speak to our environment, social and governance (ESG) performance and are aligned with the 10 principles of the ICMM.
Having considered and interrogated the SDGs, we have categorised and prioritised them, based on the extent to which we can contribute to each as follows:
SDGs selected as our main focus
Core to our business and committed to making a positive contribution:
Those SDGs we directly affect
Not core to our business, but we have a direct impact:
Those SDGs we indirectly affect
May be impacted by our activities and may require intervention: