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Sustainability performance summary

ACCOUNTABILITY FOR OUR PERFORMANCE

4.33 Moz
gold produced

$6.6 bn
gold sales*

61,242 employees and contractors

* Excludes joint ventures

Safety

Group AIFR

We aim to reduce our AIFR to below 9.0 by 2015, see Safety and health.

Group fatalities

Our long-term goal is to operate without fatalities or injury, see Safety and health.

All injury frequency rate: the total number of injuries per million hours worked.

Security

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Page
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Fatalities of third parties as a result of security interventions 3 0 2 0 NR Security strategy
Injuries to third parties as a result of security interventions 9 5 3 4 NR Security strategy
Injuries to security personnel as a result of security interventions (1) 49 44 11 12 NR Security strategy
Incidents under the VPSHR [graph]

(1) Security personnel include AngloGold Ashanti internal security, private security companies and public security forces in certain jurisdictions





Our target is to operate without incidents under the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) . See Security strategy.

Health(2)

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Page
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Incidence of silicosis (per 1,000 employees) 9 15 12 13 14 Safety and health
Incidence of compensable noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) (per 1,000 employees) (3) 2.3 2.1 2.7 2.3 2.3 Safety and health
Incidence of malaria (per 100 employees) (3) 17.6 27.6 45.0 46.9 74.8 Safety and health
Incidence of occupational tuberculosis (per 100 employees) 1.8 2.6 2.9 2.6 2.7 Safety and health
  1. (2) Data on silicosis, NIHL and tuberculosis applies to South Africa only. Data on malaria applies to affected regions only.
  2. (3) Numbers have been revised from those previously reported for 2007-2010 to allow for a consistent method of calculation going forward.
NIHL cases [graph]
Malaria cases [graph]

Our objectives are:

  • The elimination of new cases of silicosis after December 2013 among employees in South Africa with no occupational exposure prior to 2008
  • No deterioration in hearing greater than 10% among occupationally-exposed individuals at South African operations, from a 2009 baseline
  • Maintain occupational tuberculosis incidence at below 2.25% among all employees in South Africa and reduce to below 1.5% by 2029
Silicosis cases [graph]

Community

$1.2 bn
payments to governments(4)




(4) Includes direct and indirect taxes, royalties and dividends paid to governments. See Creating sustainable economic benefits.

Community investment [graph]

We have developed a sustainable development framework targeting the creation of sustainable economic benefits for communities from our mining operations. See Creating sustainable economic benefits

Environmental and natural resource management

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Page
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Energy use (million GJ) 30.5 30.6 29.8 29.4 29.9 Environmental and natural resource management
Greenhouse gas emissions (Mt CO2e) 4.51 4.82(5) 4.79 (5) 4.55 4.51 Environmental and natural resource management
Water use (GL) 56.9 54.7 55.1 53.6 55.8 Environmental and natural resource management

Number of sites with full Cyanide Code certification [graph]

It is our intention to achieve certification of all our metallurgical operations under the Cyanide Code and we are making the necessary investments to achieve this goal. See Environmental and natural resource management.



Number of reportable environmental incidents [graph]

We aim to reduce the number of reportable environmental incidents to less than 18 by 2015 and over the longer term to operate without environmental incidents. See Environmental and natural resource management.

Energy efficiency [graph]

Greenhouse gas efficiency [graph]
  1. (5) Greenhouse gas emissions data for 2009 and 2010 has been revised due to revisions in grid emissions factors in Ghana and the USA

Water efficiency [graph]