Environmental stewardship

AngloGold Ashanti’s Environment Policy is supported by a set of environment management standards and articulates our commitment to avoiding, minimising and mitigating the impact of our activities on the environment and to proactively managing risks to air, land, biodiversity and water resources during the mining lifecycle.

Senior operational managers are responsible for ensuring operations comply with their respective regulatory and permit requirements, as well as our Environmental Management Standards. Day-to-day management is enabled by site-level Environment Management Systems that are externally certified to the ISO 14001:2015 Standard. Assurance of site-level performance against the Environment Management Standards is undertaken on a rotational basis by teams of functional specialists from the corporate office.

Our environmental management work extends well beyond the issues identified in this report of climate and energy, water and tailings. Key 2021 data on the management of materials, hazardous waste, biodiversity and acid rock drainage is provided in our 2021 ESG and Sustainability Data Workbook.

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