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GRI Content Index

The following table presents a content index to the GRI indicators. The page references in the Profile section refer to the group-level report, Sustainable Gold, while those given for the rest of the indicators refer to this Supplementary Information.

AngloGold Ashanti reports at an A+ level against the GRI, meaning that the company reports against all relevant GRI core indicators and sector supplements and that our reporting is externally assured.

References to the GRI Mining and Metals Sector Supplement are to the final version of the sector supplement released by the GRI in March 2010. We have reported against this final version of the sector supplement where possible. Partial responses against the final version or to other GRI core or additional indicators are indicated with an asterix (*).

Profile    
1. Strategy and analysis
1.1 Statement from senior decision maker CEO’s discussion
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities Our sustainability journey and
Regional sustainability priorities
2. Organisational profile
2.1 Organisation’s name Corporate profile
2.2 Major products Corporate profile
2.3 Operational structure and major divisions Corporate profile
2.4 Location of headquarters Corporate profile
2.5 Countries of operation Corporate profile
2.6 Nature of ownership Corporate profile
2.7 Markets served including geographic breakdown/sectors served/customers Corporate profile
2.8 Scale of organisation including number of employees, net sales/revenues, total capitalisation Corporate profile and sustainability performance summary
2.9 Significant changes during reporting period Letter from the Chief Executive Officer in the integrated report
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period Regional sustainability strategies: Americas region
3. Report parameters
3.1 Reporting period Scope and purpose of this report
3.2 Date of previous report Our approach to reporting
3.3 Reporting cycle Our approach to reporting
3.4 Contact point Contact details
Report scope and boundary
3.5 Process for defining report content Scope and purpose of this report
3.6 Boundary of the report Scope and purpose of this report
3.7 Limitations on the scope or boundary of the report Scope and purpose of this report
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, etc. Scope and purpose of this report
3.9 Data measurement techniques and bases of calculations including assumptions Our approach to reporting and, where relevant, in notes against each performance indicator
3.10 Restatements of information Sustainability performance summary and, where relevant, in notes against each performance indicator
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods Scope and purpose of this report
GRI content index
3.12 Table identifying the location of the disclosures in the report This page
Assurance
3.13 Policy and practice for seeking independent assurance for report Review processes
4. Governance, commitments and engagement
4.1 Governance structure including committees Corporate governance in the Annual Financial Statements
4.2 Indicate whether chair of highest governance body is also an executive officer Corporate governance in the Annual Financial Statements
4.3 Number and gender of independent directors Corporate governance in the Annual Financial Statements and Board and executive management in the Integrated Report

4.4

Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations/direction to highest governance body www.anglogoldashanti.co.za/Sustainability/
4.5 Linkage between compensation and organisation’s performance for members of highest governance body/senior executives Remuneration report in the Annual Financial Statements
4.6 Process for the board to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided Corporate governance in the Annual Financial Statements. Additional detail is provided.
4.7 Processes for determining qualifications and expertise of board members for guiding strategy Corporate governance in the Annual Financial Statements
4.8 Mission and values statements, codes of conduct, principles relevant to economic, environmental and social performance, and status of implementation Mission, vision and values, Context and strategy section and Corporate governance in the Annual Financial Statements
4.9 Procedures of highest governance body for overseeing economic, environmental and social performance including compliance and codes of conduct Corporate governance in the Annual Financial Statements
4.10 Processes for evaluating performance of governance body with respect to economic, environmental and social performance Corporate governance in the Annual Financial Statements
Commitments to external initiatives
4.11 Explanation of how precautionary approach/principle is addressed by organisation Risk review in the Integrated Report
4.12 Externally developed, voluntary economic, environmental, and social charters, sets of principles, or other initiatives Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
4.13 Significant memberships in associations and/or advocacy organisations Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Stakeholder engagement
4.14 List of stakeholder groups Scope and purpose of this report
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage www.anglogoldashanti.co.za/Sustainability/
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency and type www.anglogoldashanti.co.za/Sustainability/
4.17 Key issues raised through stakeholder engagement and how organisation has responded to these Scope and purpose of this report and Our sustainability journey
Economic performance indicators
Management approach  
Management approach: Economic performance Creating sustainable economic benefits
Management approach: Market presence Creating sustainable economic benefits
Management approach: Indirect economic impacts Creating sustainable economic benefits
Economic performance indicators
EC1 Economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments. Report on countries of operation that are either candidate to or compliant with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Report on land use payments to communities, excluding land purchases Creating sustainable economic benefits and Supplementary information: sustainable economic benefits. We will not be reporting on land use payments in 2011 as we do not yet have the systems in place to collate this data from our global operations. We are putting systems in place to report on this indicator and expect to be able to do so from the 2012 financial year.
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation’s activities due to climate change Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: climate change
EC3 Coverage of the organisation’s defined benefit plan obligations Group note 1 – Accounting policies of the Annual Financial Statements
EC4 Significant financial assistance received from government Creating sustainable economic benefits and Supplementary information: sustainable economic benefits
Market presence
EC6 Policy, practices and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation Creating sustainable economic benefits and Supplementary information: sustainable economic benefits
EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management and workforce hired from the local community at significant locations of operation Creating sustainable economic benefits and Supplementary information: sustainable economic benefits
Indirect economic impacts
EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind or pro bono engagement. Creating sustainable economic benefits and Supplementary information: sustainable economic benefits
EC9 Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Creating sustainable economic benefits and Supplementary information: sustainable economic benefits
Environmental performance indicators
Management approach
Management approach: Materials Environmental and natural resource management
Management approach: Energy Environmental and natural resource management
Management approach: Water Environmental and natural resource management
Management approach: Biodiversity Environmental and natural resource management
Management approach: Emissions, effluents and waste Environmental and natural resource management
Management approach: Products and services Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Management approach: Compliance Environmental and natural resource management
Materials
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: materials and waste
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: materials and waste
Energy
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: energy
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: energy
Water
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source Sustainability performance summary, Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: water
Biodiversity
EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: land use and biodiversity
EN12* Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas
Description of the impact (gain or loss) on land use Reporting on impacts identified as a consequence of resettlement and closure
Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: land use and biodiversity
MM1 Amount of land (owned or leased, and managed for production activities or extractive use) disturbed or rehabilitated Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: land use and biodiversity
MM2* The number/percentage of sites identified as requiring biodiversity management plans, according to stated criteria, and the number/percentage of sites with plans in place Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: land use and biodiversity
Emissions, effluents and waste
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: climate change
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: climate change
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: climate change
EN20 NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions by type and weight, including emissions from both major mobile sources and on-site stationary sources Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: air quality
EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: water
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: materials and waste
MM3 Total amounts of overburden, rock, tailings and sludges and their associated risks Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: materials and waste
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills Identity, size, protected status and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organisation’s discharges of water and runoff. Report on outcome of spillage incidents Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: environmental compliance
Products and services
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Compliance
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Environmental and natural resource management and Supplementary information: environmental compliance
Social performance: Labour practices and decent work performance indicators
Management approach  
Management approach: Employment Supplementary information: labour and transformation
Management approach: Labour/management relations Supplementary information: labour and transformation
Management approach: Occupational health and safety Safety and health and Supplementary information: safety and Supplementary information: occupational health
Management approach: Training and education Supplementary information: labour and transformation
Management approach: Diversity and equal opportunity Supplementary information: labour and transformation
Employment
LA1* Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation
LA2* Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation
Labour/management relations
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation
MM4 Number of strikes and lock-outs exceeding one week’s duration, by country Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation
Occupational health and safety
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region
Description of any fatal accidents
Sustainability performance summary, safety and health, Supplementary information: safety, Supplementary information: occupational health, Supplementary information: HIV/AIDS, Supplementary information: Malaria
LA8 Education, training, counseling, prevention and risk-control programmes in place to assist workforce members, their families or community members regarding serious diseases Safety and health and Supplementary information: HIV/AIDS
Training and education
LA10** Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category This data is not currently captured on a consolidated basis. We will however be able to report on this indicator following implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The ERP system implementation is being undertaken over a three and a half-year period commencing in August 2011.
LA11 Programmes for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation
LA12* Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation
Diversity and opportunity
LA13* Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation. Board and executive management in the Integrated Report
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category, by major operations Securing our skills pipeline and Supplementary information: labour and transformation
Human Rights performance indicators
Management approach  
Management approach: Investment and procurement practices All disclosures of management approach relating to human rights are covered under the sections: Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
Management approach: Freedom of association and collective bargaining
Management approach: Child labour
Management approach: Forced and compulsory labour
Management approach: Security practices
Management approach: Indigenous rights
Investment and procurement practices
HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
HR2* Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
Non-discrimination
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
Freedom of association and collective bargaining
HR5 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights
Report how the organization’s freedom of association policy is implemented in practice.
Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
Child labour
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labour Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
Forced and compulsory labour
HR7 Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labour Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
Security practices
HR8 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organisation’s policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations Security strategy and Supplementary data: security
Indigenous rights
HR9 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
MM5 Total number of operations taking place in or adjacent to Indigenous Peoples’ territories, and number and percentage of operations or sites where there are formal agreements with Indigenous Peoples’ communities Operating with respect for human rights and Supplementary data: human rights
Society performance indicators
Management approach  
Management approach: Community Community relations
Management approach: Artisanal and small-scale mining Artisanal and small-scale mining
Management approach: Resettlement Community relations and regional sustainability strategies, Continental Africa region
Management approach: Closure planning Life cycle sustainability strategies
Management approach: Corruption Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Management approach: Public policy CEO’s discussion
Management approach: Anti-competitive behavior Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Management approach: Compliance ICMM Principle 1, Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Local communities
SO1 Nature, scope and effectiveness of any programmes and practices that assess and mange the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating and exiting
Report on measures in place for social inclusion in engagement processes.
Community relations and Supplementary information: communities
MM6 Number and description of significant disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous Peoples Community relations and Supplementary information: communities
MM7 The extent to which grievance mechanisms were used to resolve disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous Peoples, and the outcomes Community relations and Supplementary information: communities
Artisanal and small-scale mining
MM8 Number (and percentage) of company operating sites where artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) takes place on, or adjacent to, the site; the associated risks and the actions taken to manage and mitigate these risks Artisanal and small-scale mining and Supplementary information: Artisanal mining
Resettlement
MM9 Sites where resettlements took place, the number of households resettled in each, and how their livelihoods were affected in the process Community relations and Supplementary information: communities
Closure planning
MM10 Number and percentage of operations with closure plans Life cycle sustainability strategies and Supplementary information: mine life cycle
Corruption
SO2 Percentage and total number of business units analysed for risks related to corruption Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
SO3* Percentage of employees trained in organisation’s anti-corruption policies and procedures Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Public policy
SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutions by country Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Anti-competitive behavior
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust and monopoly practices, and their outcomes Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Compliance
SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations Summary of judgments made against the organisation in areas related to health and safety and labour laws. Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Product responsibility performance indicators
Management approach All disclosures on management approach for the product responsibility section are covered under Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Management approach: Materials stewardship
Management approach: Customer health and safety
Management approach: Product and service labeling
Management approach: Marketing and communications
Management approach: Customer privacy
Management approach: Compliance
Materials stewardship
MM11 Programmes and progress relating to materials stewardship Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Customer health and safety
PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Products and services
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Marketing communication
PR6 Programmes for adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
Compliance
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services Responsible gold and Supplementary information: Responsible gold
  1. * Indicates partially reported
  2. ** Indicates not reported