Stakeholder engagement is the process through which we stay connected with our stakeholders and our social partners.
Stakeholders are those who are directly or indirectly affected by our business, those who may have interests in our projects or operations, and those with the ability to influence our business outcomes, both positively and negatively. Social partners are those stakeholders with whom we seek to build mutually beneficial relationships. These engagement processes may be formal or informal.
Our stakeholders are highly diverse, reflecting the variety of geographic regions in which we operate, the wide range of groups with which we interact, and the extent of issues with which we deal.
While we plan for a certain level of engagement in every relationship, we aim to be responsive to issues and concerns as they arise.
Stakeholder identification and engagement is undertaken in all areas of operation, within a framework informed by the group management standard on engagement. This standard, which applies to engagement at corporate, regional, country office and site levels:
- records our intention that all operations engage in building successful and mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders throughout the mine life cycle (including exploration projects, new and established operations and closure and post-closure activities); and
- provides tools for building social partnerships to secure our social licence to operate and positions AngloGold Ashanti as the preferred operator wherever the company has a presence.
with which we interact include:
- *NGOs = Non-governmental organisations
CBOs = Community-based organisations