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Annual report suite 2012


Economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or endorses (4.12)

Organisation or public body Significant issues in relation to this body Core position on these issues held by AngloGold Ashanti
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Implementation of the 10 principles of the UNGC through AngloGold Ashanti’s business principles. Business decisions are informed by our values, which are aligned with the 10 principles of the UNGC. We report annually to the UNGC on our compliance with the 10 principles in a Communication on Progress.
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Defining the mining and metals industry’s commitment to the responsible production of the minerals and metals society needs. We support the ICMM’s effort to define a leadership position for this commitment to responsible production. This includes areas of health, safety, environment and community, materials stewardship, and the social and economic contribution of mining to society. These issues are all material to AngloGold Ashanti. We have committed to implementing the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework, which comprises three elements – a set of 10 principles (including a set of supporting position statements), public reporting and independent assurance each approved by its CEO-led council. Our performance on each of the 10 principles of the ICMM is contained in this report.
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Developing and refining a chain of confidence system for gold and diamond jewellery. We are committed to responsible mining, refining and marketing of gold at all of our operations. Mining members of the RJC were required to be independently certified to its Code of Practices by December 2012.

AngloGold Ashanti Córrego do Sítio Mineração, AngloGold Ashanti Australia and CC&V are members of the RJC and were independently certified in 2012 and early 2013. See Responsible gold for further details.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Defining and implementing global standards for non-financial reporting. We are committed to reporting on an A+ basis against the GRI and to delivering non-financial reporting which is accurate, representative and accessible to stakeholders. AngloGold Ashanti is an organisational stakeholder of the GRI.
International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (the Cyanide Code) Promoting the responsible management of cyanide, ensuring that human health is protected and reducing the potential for environmental impacts. We are committed to ensuring that all of our operations are certified against the Cyanide Code. See Cyanide and waste management of our Sustainability Report for further information.
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Ensuring transparency in payments made to government. We are committed to transparent and accurate public reporting on all payments we make to the governments of the countries in which we do business. We disclose all payments to governments, irrespective of whether the government concerned is a member of the EITI. See for more details.
Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (Voluntary Principles) Defining guidance for extractive companies on maintaining the safety and security of their operations within an operating framework that ensures respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. We are committed to implementing the Voluntary Principles’ approach to security management. We report annually on our progress in implementing the Voluntary Principles and disclose these reports publicly on our website.
World Economic Forum (WEF) We are also signatories/members to this independent international organisation, which is committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Forum is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. As AngloGold Ashanti we recognise the importance and strategic nature of the conversations that are led by WEF and through its acclaimed annual meeting in Davos, which brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment. It provides an opportunity to position AngloGold Ashanti as an important global player in the gold sector and leverage on key relationships that are developed during the WEF platforms.

World Gold Council (WGC) Creating trust that the gold produced under its principles and processes is delivered in a manner which does not fuel armed conflict or fund armed groups, nor contribute to the abuse of human rights associated with such conflicts. The WGC’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard applies to all members, including AngloGold Ashanti. The company will publish an independently assured Conflict-Free Gold Report in 2014 in accordance with the requirements of the Standard. See Responsible Gold of our Sustainability Report for further information.
London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Combatting systematic or widespread abuses of human rights, to avoid contributing to conflict, to comply with high standards of anti-monetary laundering and combating terrorist financing practice. The LBMA’s Responsible Gold Guidance applies to all LBMA Good Delivery Refiners, of which AngloGold Ashanti’s Queiroz Refinery in Brazil is one. Queiroz complies with the Guidance.