The online AngloGold Ashanti Sustainable Development Report 2014 contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of AngloGold Ashanti, as well as information on the plans and objectives of AngloGold Ashanti with respect to these items. The Summary Sustainable Development Report outlines the material issues and our 2014 performance in managing them.
By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will or may occur in the future and may be outside the control of AngloGold Ashanti. The actual results may differ materially from those expressed in such statements, depending on a variety of factors. These include the specific factors identified in the discussions accompanying such forward-looking statements; the receipt of relevant approvals; the timing and level of maintenance and/or turnaround activity; the quantum and nature of certain divestments; future levels of industry product supply, demand and pricing; operational problems; economic and financial market conditions generally or in various countries and regions; political stability and economic growth in relevant areas of the world; changes in laws and governmental regulations; regulatory or legal actions; development and use of new technology; the success or otherwise of partnering; the actions of competitors, trading partners, creditors, rating agencies and others; the actions of contractors; natural disasters and adverse weather conditions; changes in public expectations and other changes to business conditions; wars and acts of terrorism, and other factors discussed elsewhere in this document and under 'Risk factors' in our Annual Report and on Form 20-F as filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Material is used within this document to describe issues for voluntary sustainable development reporting that are considered to have the potential to significantly affect sustainable development performance in the view of the company and, in particular, from the point of view of internal and external stakeholders. Material for the purposes of this document should not be read as equating to any use of the word in other AngloGold Ashanti reporting or filings.
The AngloGold Ashanti integrated report and annual report Form 20-F may be downloaded from the the AngloGold Ashanti website. Some material in this online Sustainable Development Report forms part of these documents.
No part of this Sustainable Development Report constitutes, or shall be taken to constitute, an invitation or inducement to invest in AngloGold Ashanti or any other entity and must not be relied upon in any way in connection with any investment decisions. Unless otherwise stated, the text does not distinguish between the activities and operations of the parent company and those of its subsidiaries.