Fuel and oil standard implemented – toward cleaner operations
AngloGold Ashanti has a significant global fuel and oil standards programme in place to reduce our environmental footprint.
Combined assurance means “no surprises”
Our combined assurance review process was rolled out in 2012 to effectively avoid the element of “surprise” in risk management.
Mine has healthy relationship with environment in Patagonia
At Cerro Vanguardia in Argentina, considerable progress has been made in promoting the preservation of this region’s biodiversity.
Making decisions with help from the local community
The Chamada Publica de Projetos (CPP) initiative seeks to engage communities near our operations in Brazil in making decisions regarding social investment.
Supporting the Cajamarca Dairy Sector
AngloGold Ashanti‛s La Colosa project is aimed at supporting the milk-producing livestock sector of Cajamarca.
Developing alternative livelihoods at Gramalote, Colombia
In Antioquia, Colombia, artisanal mining has existed since the late 1800s and is integral to the local economy and culture.
Collaborative efforts to preserve water in Colombia
AngloGold Ashanti is working closely with communities surrounding the La Colosa project to preserve water in the Coello River Basin.
Partnership and participation at Cripple Creek & Victor
We have found that working with the local communities through the existing community organisations and leaders, is key to our success.
Floods and fairy shrimp
Floods form an important feature of the hydro-cycle of Lake Carey, near AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam Gold Mine and in 2011 provided a rare opportunity to study the life cycle of the area’s aquatic biota.
Artist-in-residence programme in Australia
Wood is integral to the lives of the Spinifex people of Tjuntjuntjara, this culminated through an artist-in-residence programme using wood, into a successful exhibition of work.
Supporting students for the future
Thanks to the support of AngloGold Ashanti’s Australasia Region, two Aboriginal students from Coolgardie visited Camp Dudley, USA, as part of a cultural exchange programme.
Employees simplify sustainability management system (SMS)
Employees at Sunrise Dam, Australia have been involved in developing a “kiosk” for easy access to the mine’s SMS for safety in the workplace .
Cleo and Sunrise rock!
Located 55km south of Laverton, Western Australia, Sunrise Dam Gold Mine has two waste dumps, Cleo and Sunrise, both constructed out of waste rock generated from open pit mining operations.
Tropicana: partnering with indigenous stakeholders
AngloGold Ashanti Australia has awarded some Au$30m in contracts to Aboriginal groups at the Tropicana mine with custom-designed contracts to entice new, smaller players.
Work at Australian exploration site yields two new myrtle species
Work by AngloGold Ashanti’s Australasia Region in the Dundas Nature Reserve has led to the discovery of two new myrtle species.
We has long recognised that artisanal and small-scale mining is the lifeblood of many communities, yet the relationship between large-scale mining and ASM practice is not always an easy one.
Support for major skills development initiative
Africa is recognised as having a booming mining sector, but a critical shortage of mining skills.
Basic education project reaps rewards
The BEI Project is improving the delivery of basic education and the pass rate in our host communities of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality, Ghana.
Saving lives by removing people from risk
The workforce and operating systems are not interchangeable in the South Africa Region where AngloGold Ashanti is managing the global move towards mechanised mining.
Water everywhere, for everyone
AngloGold Ashanti’s integrated water management plans are based on a hierarchy of pollution prevention, reuse and reclamation, and treatment of water.
Health students bring healing and more to KZN
AngloGold Ashanti’s support programme for medical students has been designed with a multi-pronged approach and, particularly, with our host communities in mind.
The future of mining: technology and innovation in the 21st century
In the past 10 years, demand for commodities including gold has surged, leading to a decade-long run in the gold price.
Energy consumption cut in South Africa
AngloGold Ashanti has implemented energy-efficient projects that have reduced the power consumption of operations in the South Africa Region by a significant 18%.
Simunye – working as one in South Africa
The AngloGold Ashanti programme that “unfreezes” its staff, only to “refreeze” them three weeks later is showing positive results.
In the shadow of the headgear
A Human Resource Development project aimed at stimulating youth development and growth in local communities was implemented in several local municipalities during 2012.
Community development fund an integral part of exploration in Solomon Islands
Each community development fund provides support for sustainable projects.
“Green” roads lead to drilling in forest clearings
An environmental-management plan has been developed for AngloGold Ashanti’s La Colosa Project in order to maintain the eco-systemic services of the reserve.
Working with the Mbuti to preserve DRC forests
Mining companies are required, by law, to rehabilitate the areas they mine and Ashanti Goldfields Kilo, with this goal in mind, has put in place a partnership using local expertise.
TauTona: better for our being there
In 1988, after a child congregant collapsed in her church, Pastor Magdalene Nunens resolved that her calling was to care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
AngloGold and Africare aid vulnerable in Sadiola
A poor rainy season in Mali, followed by poor harvests, loss of pasture, crop deficits, and critically low water levels had exacerbated problems of vulnerable households.
Micro-dams in Mali bring new possibilities for market gardeners
In 2003 an independent body that would focus on development of communities surrounding the Sadiola and Yatela operations was created.
The Siguiri and Bouré electrification project
To date, the Siguiri and Bouré electrification project has contributed to the development of a large number of small businesses in Siguiri town and the creation of numerous jobs.