GRI contents index
GRi Materiality Disclosure Check

General Standard Disclosures

General Standard Disclosures Section Reporting level External Assurance
STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS
G4-1: Provide a statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organisation (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and the organisation’s strategy for addressing sustainability From the desk of the CEO Fully No
G4-2: Provide a description of key impacts IR: Managing and mitigating risks
Sustainability strategy
Fully No
ORGANISATIONAL PROFILE
G4-3: Report the name of the organisation Corporate profile Fully No
G4-4: Report the primary brands, products, and services IR: Business model
IR: Corporate profile
Fully No
G4-5: Report the location of the organisation’s headquarters Corporate profile Fully No
G4-6: Report the number of countries where the organisation operates, and names of countries where either the organisation has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report Corporate profile Fully No
G4-7: Report the nature of ownership and legal form IR: Corporate profile Fully No
G4-8: Report the markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries) IR: Business model
IR: Corporate profile
Fully No
G4-9: Report the scale of the organisation, including:
  1. Total number of employees
  2. Total number of operations
  3. Net sales (for private sector organisations) or net revenues (for public sector organisations)
  4. Total capitalisation broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organisations)
  5. Quantity of products or services provided
Corporate profile
IR: Corporate profile
IR: Business model
Fully No
G4-10: Report the composition of the workforce, including:
  1. Report the total number of employees by employment contract and gender.
  2. Report the total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender.
  3. Report the total workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender.
  4. Report the total workforce by region and gender.
  5. Report whether a substantial portion of the organisation’s work is performed by workers who are legally recognised as self-employed, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers, including employees and supervised employees of contractors.
  6. Report any significant variations in employment numbers (such as seasonal variations in employment in the tourism or agricultural industries)
Partially reported: AngloGold Ashanti does not collate or report information relating to gender at a Group level. Where this information is relevant (for example, South Africa region), the information is collated at a regional and site level only.
Corporate profile
IR: Regional reviews
Partially No
G4-11: Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements Engagement with organised labour Fully No
G4-12: Describe the organisation’s supply chain Local Procurement
IR: Business model
Fully No
G4-13: Report any significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organisation’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain, including:
  1. Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions
  2. Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organisations)
  3. Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or in relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination
Corporate profile Fully No
G4-14: Report whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organisation This page
The precautionary approach (that is, the recognition of our duty to consider and take action to investigate, address and mitigate threats of harm to the environment even when cause and effect relationships have not been fully identified) is embedded in our vision and values,and implemented through our stewardship and risk management.
Environmental stewardship
Fully No
G4-15: List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or which it endorses External charters which guide us Fully No
G4-16: List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organisations in which the organisation:
  • Holds a position on the governance body
  • Participates in projects or committees
  • Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
  • Views membership as strategic
External charters which guide us
Throughout this report
Fully No
IDENTIFIED MATERIAL ASPECTS AND BOUNDARIES
G4-17: List all entities included in the organisation’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents
  1. Report whether any entity included in the organisation’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report
Corporate profile
Entities/companies within the AngloGold Ashanti group include dormant companies, investment holding companies, subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures and are not listed in their entirety in our 2014 suite of reports. Our principal subsidiaries and operating entities (18 in total) are listed in our Annual Financial Statements.
Fully No
G4-18: Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries
  1. Explain how the organisation has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content
Selecting our report content
Reporting boundaries and scope
Fully No
G4-19: List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content Selecting our report content
Fully No
G4-20: For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organisation, as follows:
  • Report whether the Aspect is material within the organisation
  • If the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organisation (as described in G4-17), select one of the following two approaches and report either:
    • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspect is not material or
    • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspects is material
  • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organisation
Selecting our report content Fully No
G4-21: For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organisation, as follows:
  • Report whether the Aspect is material outside of the organisation
  • If the Aspect is material outside of the organisation, identify the entities, groups of entities or elements for which the Aspect is material. In addition, describe the geographical location where the Aspect is material for the entities identified
  • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organisation
Selecting our report content Fully No
G4-22: Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements GHG emissions and intensity
Safety performance
Fully No
G4-23: Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries No significant changes were made. Fully No
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
G4-24: Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation Our approach to engaging with stakeholders Fully No
G4-25: Report the basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage Our approach to engaging with stakeholders Fully No
G4-26: Report the organisation’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and give an indication as to whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process Our approach to engaging with stakeholders Fully No
G4-27: Report key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organisation has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns IR: Stakeholder engagement and materiality
Selecting our report content
Fully No
REPORT PROFILE
G4-28: Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided. About this report Fully No
G4-29: Date of most recent previous report (if any). About this report Fully No
G4-30: Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial). About this report Fully No
G4-31: Provide the contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. Contacts and sustainability enquires Fully No
G4-32: ‘In accordance’ option:
  1. Report the ‘in accordance’ option the organisation has chosen.
  2. Report the GRI Content Index for the chosen option.
  3. Report the reference to the External Assurance Report, if the report has been externally assured. GRI recommends the use of external assurance but it is not a requirement to be ‘in accordance’ with the Guidelines
This page and
Report assurance
Fully No
G4-33: Assurance:
  1. Report the organisation’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
  2. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, report the scope and basis of any external assurance provided.
  3. Report the relationship between the organisation and the assurance providers.
  4. Report whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organisation’s sustainability report
Report assurance
External assurance statement
Fully No
GOVERNANCE
Governance structure and composition
G4-34: Report the governance structure of the organisation, including committees of the highest governance body. Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts. IR: Leadership Fully No
G4-36: Report whether the organisation has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post-holders report directly to the highest governance body IR: Leadership Accountability Fully No
G4-38: Report the composition of the highest governance body and its committees by:
  • Executive or non-executive
  • Independence
  • Tenure on the governance body
  • Number of each individual’s other significant positions and commitments, and the nature of the commitments
  • Gender
  • Membership of under-represented social groups
  • Competences relating to economic, environmental and social impacts
  • Stakeholder representation
Selecting our report content Fully No
G4-39: Report whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, his or her function within the organisation’s management and the reasons for this arrangement) IR: Leadership Accountability / Corporate governance Fully No
G4-41: Report processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed. Report whether conflicts ofinterest are disclosed to stakeholders, including, as a minimum:
  • Cross-board membership
  • Cross-shareholding with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Existence of controlling shareholder
  • Related party disclosures
IR: Accountability / Corporate governance Fully No
G4-47: Report the frequency of the highest governance body’s review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities IR: Corporate governance
Fully No
Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting Fully No
G4-48: Report the highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organisation’s sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered IR: Accountability / Corporate governance Fully No
Remuneration and incentives Fully   No
G4-51:
  1. Report the remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives for the types of remuneration below:
    • Fixed pay and variable pay:
      • Performance-based pay
      • Equity-based pay
      • Bonuses
      • Deferred or vested shares
    • Sign-on bonuses or recruitment incentive payments
    • Termination payments
    • Clawbacks
    • Retirement benefits, including the difference between benefit schemes and contribution rates for the highest governance body, senior executives, and all other employees
  2. Report how performance criteria in the remuneration policy relate to the highest governance body’s and senior executives’ economic, environmental and social objectives
IR: Remuneration and performance / Remuneration philosophy Fully No
G4-52: Report the process for determining remuneration. Report whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management. Report any other relationships which the remuneration consultants have with the organisation IR: Remuneration and performance
Fully No
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
G4-56: Describe the organisation’s values, principles, standards and norms of behaviour such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics Our values

IR: Corporate governance / Ethical leadership and responsible corporate citizen
Fully No
G4-57: Report the internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behaviour, and matters related to organisational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines IR: Corporate governance / Legal, ethical and regulatory compliance Fully No
G4-58: Report the internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour, and matters related to organisational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines IR: Corporate governance / Ethical leadership and responsible corporate citizen
Fully No
GRI Aspect: Economic