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Reporting boundaries and scope

The AngloGold Ashanti Online Sustainable Development Report 2014 seeks to present comprehensive and detailed information on our sustainable development performance from operations within our reporting boundary.

In setting our reporting boundary, we have considered impacts which result both from operations within the AngloGold Ashanti structure and its associated companies as well as from outside the organisation. While we seek to establish a consistent boundary for reporting across all of our sustainable development metrics, we do report on developments, impacts and data outside our reporting boundary where these are highly material to the business and its sustainable development performance.

In the context of this report, outside of the organisation refers to our suppliers, where we do not own the assets and do not directly engage or employ the workforce, and where we do not operate the asset under a contractual obligation. Within the organisation refers to all operations and entities in which the group has a controlling interest and which are under our management, in terms of a contractual obligation.

We do not therefore report on non-financial information for either the Morila mine in Mali or the Kibali operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which are managed and operated by our joint venture partner Randgold Resources Limited.

Financial, safety and employee data for the Navachab mine in Namibia, which was sold by AngloGold Ashanti on 30 June 2014, is included in group-level data provided in this report. Other data, such as community and environmental data, is not included and does not have a material impact on the group-level information provided on these aspects.

Reporting

Information is consolidated and reported as AngloGold Ashanti results for assets under our control. For assets where we have a significant influence, we may choose to report information externally if it is of specific interest and applicable agreements allow.

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