AngloGold Ashanti has a track record of working to build and improve its sustainability performance by mitigating impacts from our operations, engaging constructively with communities, and working to fairly share the benefits of mining among stakeholders. Meeting our sustainability goals has for many years been an intrinsic part of our business; in fact, these goals are enshrined in our corporate values.

2021 at a glance


30,561 average number of employees

$7.11m spent on training and development

$515m paid to employees as salaries, wages and other benefits

Health and safety

27%1 increase in year-on-year in all injury frequency rate (AIFR)

90% reduction in all occupational disease frequency rate (AOFDR)

1 AIFR excludes discontinued operations


69% reduction in total emissions since 2007

1.53 Environment Incident rate per million tonnes mined

First Climate Change Report published

Self-sustaining communities

93% proportion of spend
on local suppliers

R18m2 Community

2 Excludes joint ventures and includes capitalised expenditure

Human rights

ZERO human rights violations recorded

Inaugural Modern Slavery Statement
and Human Rights Report published

Leadership messages

From the chairperson of the
SES Committee

Dr Kojo Busia
Chairperson of the Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee

From the desk of the CEO

Alberto Calderón
Chief Executive Officer

From the Chief Sustainability
and Corporate Affairs Officer

Stewart Bailey
Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer

Case studies

Stakeholder engagement

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