Integrated talent management

Central to this is a restructuring undertaken at the end of 2021, to put in place an organisational structure to support our new Operating Model. This involved careful management to ensure we have the right individuals, in the right place, doing the right work.

This restructuring involved introducing the new Operating Model and its supporting organisational structure to new business units, functional support roles, mandates, reporting lines and systems. At the time the organisational restructuring took place, we had started a culture and values transformation journey with a strategic intent to create an inspiring work environment for our people to ensure the delivery of sustainable business goals.

We relocated our corporate office in Johannesburg to Rosebank, a developing business district north of the downtown area with distinct advantages for employees over our former location. During all of this change, our staff demonstrated great resilience, especially since we were in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


In 2021 we launched Project Thrive with the aim of structuring the Company in the best way possible to ensure its long-term success. As part of the project, which aims to streamline the organisation and bring significant efficiencies, we introduced a new Operating Model. This is now being embedded through all our regions and operations across the Group. We have updated role descriptions and made clear role accountabilities. KPIs have been better aligned and we will hold functional clarity workshops in 2022.

Functional support roles that used to reside at three or four places in the Company now sit in two. As a result of the restructuring, we reduced the number of roles, particularly those located in the central function structures.

We limited retrenchments by offering early retirement and voluntary severance packages late last year. It was a challenging time for many, and Human Resources and Group Communications worked to ensure that employees were well informed through the process and that support was provided.

In South Africa, we ran a series of town halls and further information – in the form of employee briefs, presentations and updates on the new structure – was issued group-wide.

The workforce transition process was rolled-out in line with the applicable regulatory requirements of the various countries in which we operate. We worked to provide a meaningful consultation process and considered, among other things, ways in which we could minimise the number of potential retrenchments and options to mitigate the adverse effect of any potential retrenchments.

Employee consultations took place in a genuine and procedurally fair way and decisions were made without bias and grounded by our core organisational values. Key to this process was treating people with dignity and respect.

Employees were urged to contact their respective Executive and Human Resource Business Partners when, and if, they needed support and information.

We understood that the process could cause anxiety and we set up an on-site counselling service at our corporate office and offered other aspects of employee support, such as continuing to offer further counselling services through our partnership with Careways / Life Employee Health Services.

We continued to offer our longstanding employee support options at our corporate office where employees could, and can, contact Careways – available 24 hours a day seven days a week – for assistance using a toll-free number, or by contacting the national care centre. People can also SMS, email or use WhatsApp to contact a counsellor.


AngloGold Ashanti acknowledges that effective talent management practices are important to ensure the long-term sustainability of our operations and our global competitiveness. We have made important strides in strengthening talent management practices in line with industry and global best practices.

A comprehensive talent and succession planning guideline was developed, including standards and toolkits, to ensure a consistent approach across business and to equip line managers to make effective talent and succession decisions. The Group talent team worked with regional and functional human resources teams to run capacity-building sessions with line managers to introduce the new guideline.

One of the most significant enhancements to the 2021 talent and succession review process was the reintroduction of levels of work used in the determination of successor potential and readiness levels. In line with this, we have strengthened our approach in successor capability building into senior roles for purposes of effectively identifying successors for critical roles and to address development gaps to ensure professional growth and career progression of successors. This was complemented by a focused drive to ensure manager once removed (MOR) discussions took place during the year to strengthen the engagement of talent and to ensure the execution of planned development interventions and readiness of talent (i.e. 91% of Executive Committee successors participated in MOR discussions).

The 2021 talent and succession review process resulted in a succession coverage of six successors per role for all roles at stratum IV level and higher across various readiness levels ranging from ready now to three to five years. There is also a respectable age distribution among successors, with 52% of successors in the age 40-49 years of age category and 36% between 50 and 59 years.

Due to the changing future of work and evolving learning and development landscape, we are leveraging virtual learning to meet the need for continuous learning and professional growth of our employees. An online learning and development platform was piloted to provide learning and development interventions on demand.


AngloGold Ashanti remains committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, aligned to the UNSDGs (SDG 5, 8 and 10) and the UNGC. Leadership teams are responsible for the delivery of diversity targets, which better enable the organisation to achieve its goals. In this regard there are clearly defined priorities and actions for the next two to five years, with associated implementation guidelines to ensure diversity and inclusion objectives are embedded in all processes.

Diversity and inclusion assessments

Regional assessments were conducted to better understand the barriers and challenges to increased diversity and inclusion that exist on mine sites. The findings from the assessments remain our compass to guide the application of our diversity and inclusion principles across our operations through our Global Women’s Forum and Global Diversity and Inclusion framework to foster the empowerment of all staff irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.

To address the findings of the regional assessments, we have:

  • Conducted unconscious bias workshops for the board, the Executive Committee and all senior leaders across the organisation
  • Established Diversity Committees across our operations
  • Reviewed and updated our Sexual Harassment Policy
  • Shared successes through networking, including through annual diversity and inclusion conferences and a new Diversity and Inclusion portal
  • Participated in the Bloomberg Gender Equity Index to benchmark progress and achievements

While there has been a reduction in the total average number of employees over the years due to strategic business decisions, the Company has remained focused on ensuring that the diversity and inclusion profile of the workforce is not significantly affected by the ongoing strategic changes in the organisation.

People lie at the heart of AngloGold Ashanti and 2021 saw our new CEO move to build an increasingly efficient, flexible and sustainable organisation to secure the future growth and prosperity of the Company.

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Employee safety
All injury frequency rateGroup (including sold assets)*2.142.393.314.817.49
All injury frequency rateGroup (excluding sold assets)*2.141.682.142.261.98
All injury frequency rateAmericas3.553.683.843.973.29
All injury frequency rateAfrica0.610.590.620.490.39
All injury frequency rateSouth Africa06.126.6010.2512.68
All injury frequency rateAustralia6.593.747.339.148.53
All injury frequency rateEmployees1.703.124.386.569.81
All injury frequency rateContractors2.421.742.132.133.14
Fatal injury frequency rateGroup (including sold assets)*0.030.0700.030.06
Fatal injury frequency rateGroup (excluding sold assets)*0.030.0300.020
Fatal injury frequency rateAmericas0.04000.050
Fatal injury frequency rateAfrica0.020.05000
Fatal injury frequency rateSouth Africa00.3000.070.11
Fatal injury frequency rateAustralia00000
Fatal injury frequency rateEmployees0.040.1000.040.06
Fatal injury frequency rateContractors0.020.0500.030.05
Lost time injury frequency rateGroup (including sold assets)*1.081.622.263.375.69
Lost time injury frequency rateGroup (excluding sold assets)*1.080.941.161.111.02
Lost time injury frequency rateAmericas2.312.552.722.471.86
Lost time injury frequency rateAfrica0.170.250.310.120.15
Lost time injury frequency rateSouth Africa05.215.358.2110.08
Lost time injury frequency rateAustralia2.200.791.683.123.76
Lost time injury frequency rateEmployees0.922.403.564.967.60
Lost time injury frequency rateContractors1.190.930.831.222.10
Injury severity rateGroup (including sold assets)*57103122197314
Injury severity rateGroup (excluding sold assets)*5743533829
Injury severity rateAmericas1391111359877
Injury severity rateAfrica11161793
Injury severity rateSouth Africa0422316538582
Injury severity rateAustralia10826145
Injury severity rateEmployees69177201304456
Injury severity rateContractors4938355449
Occupational fatalitiesGroup (including sold assets)*26037
Occupational fatalitiesGroup (excluding sold assets)*22010
Occupational fatalitiesAmericas10010
Occupational fatalitiesAfrica12000
Occupational fatalitiesSouth Africa04027
Occupational fatalitiesAustralia00000
Occupational fatalitiesEmployees14025
Occupational fatalitiesContractors12012
High-potential incidentsGroup (including sold assets)*91177140140210
Total recordable Injuries numberGroup (including sold assets)*158199283415913
Total recordable Injuries numberGroup (excluding sold assets)*158118135133117
Employee and community health
New cases of silicosisGroup061947107
New cases of silicosisAmericas00000
New cases of silicosisAustralia00000
New cases of silicosisAfrica00000
New cases of silicosisSouth Africa061947107
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)Group5172039132
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)Americas307377
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)Australia00001
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)Africa20110
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)South Africa017123554
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)Greenfields Exploration00000
All Occupational Disease Frequency Rate (AODFR) Group0.080.801.373.297.03
All Occupational Disease Frequency Rate (AODFR) Americas0.1100.320.163.67
All Occupational Disease Frequency Rate (AODFR) Australia000.2100.50
All Occupational Disease Frequency Rate (AODFR) Africa0.0700.030.030
All Occupational Disease Frequency Rate (AODFR) South Africa05.064.8110.1812.39
All Occupational Disease Frequency Rate (AODFR) Greenfields Exploration00000
New cases of occupational TBSouth Africa0244388255
Occupational TB incidence rate South Africa00.470.500.741.01
New cases of MalariaGhana415218344383477
New cases of MalariaMali098103115127
New cases of MalariaGuinea1,276714832563959
New cases of MalariaTanzania80194283103123
Malaria Lost Time Frequence RateGhana2110203751
Malaria Lost Time Frequence RateMali032343328
Malaria Lost Time Frequence RateGuinea17111112561128
Malaria Lost Time Frequence RateTanzania61524911
Resilient communities
Proportion of spending on local suppliersArgentina8989889393
Proportion of spending on local suppliersBrazil9373786966
Proportion of spending on local suppliersAustralia100100999999
Proportion of spending on local suppliersSouth Africa068716668
Proportion of spending on local suppliersGhana9189918990
Proportion of spending on local suppliersMali068737476
Proportion of spending on local suppliersGuinea6963727668
Proportion of spending on local suppliersTanzania8777747668
Total procurement spendGroup2.652.582.052.062.29
Total procurement spendCentrally managed1.831.761.411.421.54
Total procurement spendRegionally managed0.830.820.640.640.75
Community investmentGroup (less equity)18.1120.5927.6922.2524.05
Community investmentSouth Africa0.892.863.995.195.97
Community investmentCorporate0.891.360.8811.16
Community investmentSouth Africa Operations01.503.114.194.80
Community investmentAfrica10.2911.3017.958.129.02
Community investmentGhana1.422.870.820.320.53
Community investmentIduapriem0.501.080.480.200.41
Community investmentObuasi0.921.790.340.120.12
Community investmentMali00.360.520.580.50
Community investmentMorila00.
Community investmentSadiola00.270.400.270.33
Community investmentYatela0000.170.12
Community investmentTanzania6.104.785.854.126.33
Community investmentGeita6.104.785.854.126.33
Community investmentGuinea1.482.3510.152.470.89
Community investmentSiguiri1.482.3510.152.470.89
Community investmentDRC1.290.940.610.620.77
Community investmentKibali1.290.940.610.620.77
Community investmentAustralia1.010.810.700.740.68
Community investmentSunrise Dam & Tropicana1.010.810.700.740.68
Community investmentAmericas5.925.626.189.419.83
Community investmentArgentina3.573.813.867.748.89
Community investmentCerro Vanguardia3.573.813.867.748.89
Community investmentBrazil0.340.561.941.530.49
Community investmentAGA Brazil (Mineracao)0.320.481.511.211.34
Community investmentSerra Grande0.020.080.430.320.11
Community investmentColombia2.
Community investmentColombia Greenfields00000.05
Community investmentQuebradona1.010.750.120.060.10
Community investmentGramalote10.470.160.070.19
Community investmentLa Colosa00000.11
Community investmentUSA00.030.0900.01
Community investmentCripple Creek & Victor00000
Community investmentDenver Office00.030.0900.01
Community investmentLess equity-accounted investments00000
Sites with local community engagement programmesGroup100100100100100
Community incidentsGroup1221322617
Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communitiesGroup100100100100100
Number of identified incidents of violations involving the rights of indigenous peoples during the reporting periodGroup00000
Sites on or adjacent to indigenous territories with formal agreements with indigenous peopleGroup01113
Direct raw materials
Ore processedGroup (including discontinued operations)44,07370,02080,76980,07185,419
Ore processedGroup (excluding discontinued operations)44,07342,71640,86539,98741,512
Ore processedArgentina2,9472,2672,8942,8823,309
Ore processedCerro Vanguardia2,9472,2672,8942,8823,309
Ore processedAustralia13,23812,86612,73211,85111,687
Ore processedSunrise Dam4,0514,0394,0864,0314,033
Ore processedTropicana9,1878,8278,6477,8207,654
Ore processedBrazil4,9425,3234,5314,1334,424
Ore processedAGA Mineração3,7093,8013,2322,9712,999
Ore processedSerra Grande1,2331,5221,2991,1621,425
Ore processedGhana6,0185,6215,1195,3465,058
Ore processedIduapriem5,4965,0095,1015,3465,058
Ore processedObuasi5226121900
Ore processedGuinea11,48711,21610,38210,42911,677
Ore processedSiguiri11,48711,21610,38210,42911,677
Ore processedMali03,7354,7735,1835,030
Ore processedSadiola03,7354,7735,1835,030
Ore processedYatela00000
Ore processedSouth Africa023,56935,13234,90138,877
Ore processedMine Waste Solutions017,82526,59826,10326,322
Ore processedVaal River02,3143,8004,0827,940
Ore processedWest Wits03,4304,7344,7164,615
Ore processedTanzania5,4405,4245,2065,3455,358
Ore processedGeita5,4405,4245,2065,3455,358
Liquid fossil fuelsGroup (including discontinued operations)315,936270,063332,127318,102318,701
Liquid fossil fuelsGroup (excluding discontinued operations)315,936296,154302,558283,534280,944
Liquid fossil fuelsArgentina14,95911,30215,25115,59118,761
Liquid fossil fuelsCerro Vanguardia14,95911,30215,25115,59118,761
Liquid fossil fuelsAustralia76,82116,63975,54468,83766,198
Liquid fossil fuelsSunrise Dam19,98414,29212,80416,13914,193
Liquid fossil fuelsTropicana56,8372,34762,74052,69852,005
Liquid fossil fuelsBrazil24,10322,34819,51816,39118,741
Liquid fossil fuelsAGA Mineração16,50815,90013,32211,16913,037
Liquid fossil fuelsSerra Grande7,5956,4476,1965,2215,704
Liquid fossil fuelsGhana31,34228,59226,75127,92425,834
Liquid fossil fuelsIduapriem26,63522,95523,53127,36925,434
Liquid fossil fuelsObuasi4,7075,6363,220555400
Liquid fossil fuelsGuinea81,46077,59971,96455,55758,318
Liquid fossil fuelsSiguiri81,46077,59971,96455,55758,318
Liquid fossil fuelsMali028,30429,19233,26737,209
Liquid fossil fuelsSadiola028,93129,19233,26736,952
Liquid fossil fuelsYatela0000257
Liquid fossil fuelsSouth Africa01473781,8155,186
Liquid fossil fuelsMine Waste Solutions02342,625
Liquid fossil fuelsVaal River0097761,735
Liquid fossil fuelsWest Wits01473661,036826
Liquid fossil fuelsTanzania87,25184,50393,52998,72088,454
Liquid fossil fuelsGeita87,25184,50393,52998,72088,454
LubricantsGroup (including discontinued operations)7,0176,0476,2525,6985,932
LubricantsGroup (excluding discontinued operations)7,0175,6995,8405,0394,762
LubricantsCerro Vanguardia438438439380414
LubricantsSunrise Dam97866416516472
LubricantsAGA Mineração938964775658698
LubricantsSerra Grande265268224243256
LubricantsSouth Africa0186293387801
LubricantsMine Waste Solutions020283429
LubricantsVaal River093269251
LubricantsWest Wits072239344521
ExplosivesGroup (including discontinued operations)56,92550,23755,22553,53552,136
ExplosivesGroup (excluding discontinued operations)53,96649,80454,54252,59848,695
ExplosivesCerro Vanguardia3,7993,1084,2853,5944,368
ExplosivesSunrise Dam2,9592,2472,7891,1311,049
ExplosivesAGA Mineração5,8355,5994,1083,7664,382
ExplosivesSerra Grande1,8542,2601,8681,8991,481
ExplosivesSouth Africa04346828411,615
ExplosivesVaal River0000479
ExplosivesWest Wits04346828411,136
CyanideGroup (including discontinued operations)14,36223,72527,99026,45124,111
CyanideGroup (excluding discontinued operations)14,36215,19412,85012,72011,986
CyanideCerro Vanguardia1,1111,0449951,0741,278
CyanideSunrise Dam1,9001,6811,6261,5001,202
CyanideAGA Mineração854969738781878
CyanideSerra Grande440634572450548
CyanideSouth Africa07,26414,10611,84210,122
CyanideMine Waste Solutions05,1428,5818,8736,430
CyanideVaal River07843,7341,2701,975
CyanideWest Wits01,3381,7911,6991,717
Total acid consumptionGroup (including discontinued operations)7,59710,41211,34918,77754,944
Total acid consumptionGroup (excluding discontinued operations)7,3127,8925,8305,5826,533
Total acid consumptionArgentina1,5961,6262,0341,3701,945
Total acid consumptionCerro Vanguardia1,5961,6262,0341,3701,945
Total acid consumptionAustralia1,0931,4009581,6221,646
Total acid consumptionSunrise Dam7051,035623569571
Total acid consumptionTropicana3883653351,0541,075
Total acid consumptionBrazil1,5961,5651,8071,6001,352
Total acid consumptionAGA Mineração1,4821,5181,7521,5281,336
Total acid consumptionSerra Grande11447557216
Total acid consumptionGhana1,9321,996155120189
Total acid consumptionIduapriem88138136118157
Total acid consumptionObuasi1,8441,85819232
Total acid consumptionGuinea1,0961,0276356801,201
Total acid consumptionSiguiri1,0961,0276356801,201
Total acid consumptionMali0349245533550
Total acid consumptionSadiola0349245533550
Total acid consumptionSouth Africa02,1715,27412,66247,861
Total acid consumptionMine Waste Solutions07571,2812,8114,380
Total acid consumptionVaal River01582,7438,94642,697
Total acid consumptionWest Wits01,2561,250905784
Total acid consumptionTanzania285277241189199
Total acid consumptionGeita285277241189199
Total alkali consumptionGroup (including discontinued operations)114,561141,439119,954119,533132,653
Total alkali consumptionGroup (excluding discontinued operations)114,561109,44574,80075,25770,299
Total alkali consumptionArgentina2,1342,0712,0212,3222,083
Total alkali consumptionCerro Vanguardia2,1342,0712,0212,3222,083
Total alkali consumptionAustralia40,30138,58832,30729,08122,303
Total alkali consumptionSunrise Dam19,82718,99314,35813,7516,811
Total alkali consumptionTropicana20,47419,59517,94915,33115,492
Total alkali consumptionBrazil41,83538,60616,30120,56922,886
Total alkali consumptionAGA Mineração40,56137,44515,06719,67821,258
Total alkali consumptionSerra Grande1,2741,1621,2348911,628
Total alkali consumptionGhana10,38711,9093,4683,9223,609
Total alkali consumptionIduapriem3,8493,4583,4003,9223,609
Total alkali consumptionObuasi6,5388,4516800
Total alkali consumptionGuinea13,99912,56815,60114,74715,117
Total alkali consumptionSiguiri13,99912,56815,60114,74715,117
Total alkali consumptionMali07,2004,1347,5368,368
Total alkali consumptionSadiola07,2004,1347,5368,368
Total alkali consumptionYatela00000
Total alkali consumptionSouth Africa024,79341,02036,74053,986
Total alkali consumptionMine Waste Solutions019,77227,93026,76524,824
Total alkali consumptionVaal River02,2549,7166,30825,613
Total alkali consumptionWest Wits02,7663,3743,6673,549
Total alkali consumptionTanzania5,9045,7035,1034,6164,150
Total alkali consumptionGeita5,9045,7035,1034,6164,150
International Cyanide Management Code certificationPercentage of processing plants certified in full compliance to the international cyanide management code9188879394
International Cyanide Management Code certificationNumber of processing plants certified in full compliance to the international cyanide management code1114131417
Non-mineralised waste
Non-hazardous waste00000
Non-hazardous waste by typeTotal9,0437,37314,81413,75520,773
Non-hazardous waste by typeRecycled ferrous metal waste8,4746,96314,25812,97319,949
Non-hazardous waste by typeRecycled non-ferrous metal waste569409556782824
General wasteTotal25,22625,14540,33733,01948,043
General wasteRecycled8672,8671,4441,0181,839
General wasteOn-site disposal23,42621,30520,10931,03145,350
General wasteOff-site disposal93297318,785970854
Waste Incineration Total3160000
Waste Incineration On-site incineration (without energy recovery)3160000
Waste Incineration Off-site incineration (without energy recovery)00000
Hazardous waste00000
Battery wasteTotal131939140361
Battery wasteRecycled131938236361
Battery wasteOff-site disposal00.769.104.190.02
Hydrocarbon waste Total4,7803,9681,4442,9743,786
Hydrocarbon waste Recycled2,6842,2471,2162,0422,291
Hydrocarbon waste On-site disposal00000
Hydrocarbon waste Off-site disposal2,0961,7212289321,495
Other hazardous waste incl. fluorescent lighting and chemical and solvent wasteTotal16,08118,56925,33023,80331,377
Other hazardous waste incl. fluorescent lighting and chemical and solvent wasteRecycled1,037972857729703
Other hazardous waste incl. fluorescent lighting and chemical and solvent wasteOn-site disposal13,92517,44024,22522,77630,577
Other hazardous waste incl. fluorescent lighting and chemical and solvent wasteOff-site disposal1,11815824829897
Waste incinerationTotal4500000
Waste incinerationOn-site Incineration of Medical waste140000
Waste incinerationOff-site Incineration of Medical waste00000
Waste incinerationOn-site Incineration of hazardous waste (without energy recovery)4370000
Waste incinerationOff-site Incineration of hazardous waste (without energy recovery)00000
Mineralised waste
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedGroup (including sold assets)*44.0770.0280.7780.0789.76
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedGroup (excluding sold assets)*44.0742.7140.8739.9945.85
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedArgentina2.952.272.892.887.65
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedAustralia13.2412.8712.7311.8511.69
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedBrazil4.945.324.534.134.42
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedGhana6.025.625.125.355.06
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedGuinea11.4911.2210.3810.4311.68
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedMali03.744.775.185.03
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedSouth Africa023.5735.1334.9038.88
Mill Tailings and Heap Leach Waste producedTanzania5.445.425.215.355.36
Overburden and waste rock placedGroup (including sold assets)*146.54140.84165.32172.48191.56
Overburden and waste rock placedGroup (excluding sold assets)*146.54140.84165.32172.48183.43
Overburden and waste rock placedArgentina14.6111.4817.5815.5918.62
Overburden and waste rock placedAustralia64.3875.9486.2579.7185.81
Overburden and waste rock placedBrazil8.558.589.045.4511.45
Overburden and waste rock placedGhana36.3226.2726.3932.9930.29
Overburden and waste rock placedGuinea11.2615.2310.137.807.97
Overburden and waste rock placedMali00008.13
Overburden and waste rock placedSouth Africa00000
Overburden and waste rock placedTanzania11.413.3515.9330.9429.31
Energy and GHG emissions
Energy consumptionGroup (including sold assets)*22.0425.5726.3225.3829.76
Energy consumptionGroup (excluding sold assets)*22.0421.0020.6918.9118.16
Energy consumptionArgentina1.761.561.861.871.90
Energy consumptionCerro Vanguardia1.761.561.861.871.90
Energy consumptionAustralia8.137.777.686.726.32
Energy consumptionSunrise Dam3.102.792.672.492.18
Energy consumptionTropicana5.034.975.014.234.14
Energy consumptionBrazil2.712.612.452.262.33
Energy consumptionAGA Mineração2.011.981.831.721.77
Energy consumptionSerra Grande0.700.620.620.540.56
Energy consumptionGhana2.552.451.991.841.72
Energy consumptionIduapriem1.561.431.411.581.46
Energy consumptionObuasi0.991.020.580.260.26
Energy consumptionGuinea3.453.
Energy consumptionSiguiri3.453.
Energy consumptionMali01.221.231.311.55
Energy consumptionSadiola01.221.231.311.55
Energy consumptionYatela00000
Energy consumptionSouth Africa03.354.405.1710.05
Energy consumptionMine Waste Solutions00.670.820.870.83
Energy consumptionVaal River00.370.601.204.61
Energy consumptionWest Wits02.312.983.104.61
Energy consumptionTanzania3.443.343.693.923.49
Energy consumptionGeita3.443.343.693.923.49
Energy intensityGroup (including sold assets)*0.500.370.330.320.35
Energy intensityGroup (excluding sold assets)*0.500.490.510.470.44
Energy intensityArgentina0.600.690.640.650.58
Energy intensityCerro Vanguardia0.600.690.640.650.58
Energy intensityAustralia0.610.600.600.570.54
Energy intensitySunrise Dam0.770.690.650.620.54
Energy intensityTropicana0.550.560.580.540.54
Energy intensityBrazil0.550.490.540.550.53
Energy intensityAGA Mineração0.540.520.570.580.59
Energy intensitySerra Grande0.560.410.470.470.39
Energy intensityGhana0.420.440.280.300.29
Energy intensityIduapriem0.
Energy intensityObuasi1.901.66000
Energy intensityGuinea0.300.
Energy intensitySiguiri0.300.
Energy intensityMali00.330.260.250.31
Energy intensitySadiola00.330.260.250.31
Energy intensitySouth Africa00.
Energy intensityMine Waste Solutions00.
Energy intensityVaal River00.
Energy intensityWest Wits00.670.630.661.00
Energy intensityTanzania0.630.620.710.730.65
Energy intensityGeita0.630.620.710.730.65
GHG emissionsGroup (including sold assets)*1,3802,3372,5702,5713,953
GHG emissionsGroup (excluding sold assets)*1,3801,3041,2681,1501,114
GHG emissionsArgentina9683101102106
GHG emissionsCerro Vanguardia9683101102106
GHG emissionsAustralia475451449395372
GHG emissionsSunrise Dam175154146140122
GHG emissionsTropicana300297303255250
GHG emissionsBrazil11183766676
GHG emissionsAGA Mineração7759524552
GHG emissionsSerra Grande3524242124
GHG emissionsGhana230238185165160
GHG emissionsIduapriem128126121134124
GHG emissionsObuasi102112643136
GHG emissionsGuinea234222205156163
GHG emissionsSiguiri234222205156163
GHG emissionsMali0838489106
GHG emissionsSadiola0838489106
GHG emissionsYatela00000
GHG emissionsSouth Africa09501,2181,3322,733
GHG emissionsMine Waste Solutions0177210210201
GHG emissionsVaal River01091733171,242
GHG emissionsWest Wits06648358051,290
GHG emissionsTanzania234227251266238
GHG emissionsGeita234227251266238
GHG emissions intensityGroup (including sold assets)*3133323246
GHG emissions intensityGroup (excluding sold assets)*3131312927
GHG emissions intensityArgentina3337353532
GHG emissions intensityCerro Vanguardia3337353532
GHG emissions intensityAustralia3635353332
GHG emissions intensitySunrise Dam4338363530
GHG emissions intensityTropicana3334353333
GHG emissions intensityBrazil2316171617
GHG emissions intensityAGA Mineração2116161517
GHG emissions intensitySerra Grande2816181817
GHG emissions intensityGhana3842243132
GHG emissions intensityIduapriem2325242525
GHG emissions intensityObuasi196183000
GHG emissions intensityGuinea2020201514
GHG emissions intensitySiguiri2020201514
GHG emissions intensityMali022181721
GHG emissions intensitySadiola022181721
GHG emissions intensitySouth Africa040353870
GHG emissions intensityMine Waste Solutions010888
GHG emissions intensityVaal River0474578156
GHG emissions intensityWest Wits0194176171280
GHG emissions intensityTanzania4342485044
GHG emissions intensityGeita4342485044
Indirect EnergyGroup Indirect Energy (including sold assets)*2.525.996.486.8511.35
Indirect EnergyGroup Indirect Energy (excluding sold assets)*2.522.742.211.881.84
Indirect EnergyObuasi0.810.790.450.240.25
Indirect EnergyIduapriem0.510.530.480.500.45
Indirect EnergyAGA Brazil (Mineracao)0.821.050.910.800.81
Indirect EnergySerra Grande0.390.370.370.340.33
Indirect EnergyVaal River00.370.601.174.26
Indirect EnergyWest Wits 02.302.963.064.58
Indirect EnergyMine Waste Solutions00.580.700.740.66
Direct EnergyGroup Direct Energy (including sold assets)*19.5219.5819.8518.5418.42
Direct EnergyGroup Direct Energy (excluding sold assets)*19.5219.4819.7118.3417.87
Direct EnergySadiola01.221.231.311.55
Direct EnergyObuasi0.
Direct EnergyIduapriem1.050.910.931.081.00
Direct EnergySiguiri3.453.
Direct EnergyGeita3.443.343.693.923.49
Direct EnergySunrise Dam3.102.792.672.492.18
Direct EnergyTropicana5.034.975.014.234.14
Direct EnergyAGA Brazil (Mineracao)1.200.940.920.920.96
Direct EnergySerra Grande0.300.
Direct EnergyCerro Vanguardia1.761.561.861.871.90
Direct EnergyVaal River 0000.030.35
Direct EnergyWest Wits (Input)
Direct EnergyMine Waste Solutions00.
Indirect GHG EmissionsGroup Indirect GHG Emissions (including sold assets)*1891,1241,3371,4242,747
Indirect GHG EmissionsGroup Indirect GHG Emissions (excluding sold assets)*189181135110114
Indirect GHG EmissionsObuasi9097552935
Indirect GHG EmissionsIduapriem5664586155
Indirect GHG EmissionsAGA Brazil (Mineracao)2914141316
Indirect GHG EmissionsSerra Grande146879
Indirect GHG EmissionsVaal River01091733151,196
Indirect GHG EmissionsWest Wits 06638288001,251
Indirect GHG EmissionsMine Waste Solutions0171201200186
Direct GHG EmissionsGroup Direct GHG Emissions (including sold assets)*1,1921,2141,2331,1471,205
Direct GHG EmissionsGroup Direct GHG Emissions (excluding sold assets)*1,1921,1231,1331,0401,000
Direct GHG EmissionsSadiola0838489106
Direct GHG EmissionsObuasi1315911
Direct GHG EmissionsIduapriem7262637368
Direct GHG EmissionsSiguiri234222205156163
Direct GHG EmissionsGeita234227251266238
Direct GHG EmissionsSunrise Dam175154146140122
Direct GHG EmissionsTropicana300297303255250
Direct GHG EmissionsAGA Brazil (Mineracao)4846383236
Direct GHG EmissionsSerra Grande2117171415
Direct GHG EmissionsCerro Vanguardia9683101102106
Direct GHG EmissionsVaal River 000246
Direct GHG EmissionsWest Wits (Input)007540
Direct GHG EmissionsMine Waste Solutions0791014
NOx, SOxOxides of Nitrogen4,9685,1184,8624,62428,184
NOx, SOxOxides of Sulphur174134143117170
Water withdrawal
Water withdrawalGroup (including sold assets)*33,11847,40548,11345,89252,219
Water withdrawalGroup (excluding sold assets)*33,11832,00928,08826,92128,241
Water withdrawal Argentina 1,4661,3921,5121,5961,487
Water withdrawalCerro Vanguardia1,4661,3921,5121,5961,487
Water withdrawalAustralia7,7738,7288,6987,7346,783
Water withdrawalSunrise Dam2,2471,6571,8981,8081,115
Water withdrawalTropicana5,5257,0716,8015,9265,668
Water withdrawal Brazil 9,8069,1847,2686,2176,795
Water withdrawalAGA Mineração7,9568,0636,8254,7175,292
Water withdrawalSerra Grande1,8501,1214431,5001,504
Water withdrawal Ghana 2,5262,133801,6362,137
Water withdrawalIduapriem438454801,6362,137
Water withdrawalObuasi2,0871,678000
Water withdrawal Guinea 7,7847,4087,0836,0276,349
Water withdrawalSiguiri7,7847,4087,0836,0276,349
Water withdrawal Mali 04,6575,4094,2013,476
Water withdrawalSadiola04,6575,4094,2013,476
Water withdrawal South Africa 010,73814,61714,77020,503
Water withdrawalMine Waste Solutions06,4697,7797,0076,002
Water withdrawalVaal River01,5443,5814,50710,813
Water withdrawalWest Wits02,7253,2573,2563,688
Water withdrawal Tanzania 3,7623,1653,2293,7114,689
Water withdrawalGeita3,7623,1653,2293,7114,689
Water withdrawal efficiency Group (including discontinued operations)0.750.680.600.570.61
Water withdrawal efficiency Group (excluding discontinued operations)0.750.750.690.670.68
Water withdrawal efficiency Argentina0.500.610.520.550.45
Water withdrawal efficiency Cerro Vanguardia0.500.610.520.550.45
Water withdrawal efficiency Australia0.590.680.680.650.58
Water withdrawal efficiency Sunrise Dam0.550.410.460.450.28
Water withdrawal efficiency Tropicana0.600.800.790.760.74
Water withdrawal efficiency Brazil1.981.731.601.501.54
Water withdrawal efficiency AGA Mineração2.
Water withdrawal efficiency Serra Grande1.500.740.341.291.06
Water withdrawal efficiency Ghana0.420.380.020.310.42
Water withdrawal efficiency Iduapriem0.
Water withdrawal efficiency Obuasi42.74000
Water withdrawal efficiency Guinea0.680.660.680.580.54
Water withdrawal efficiency Siguiri0.680.660.680.580.54
Water withdrawal efficiency Mali01.251.130.810.69
Water withdrawal efficiency Sadiola01.251.130.810.69
Water withdrawal efficiency South Africa00.460.420.420.53
Water withdrawal efficiency Mine Waste Solutions00.360.290.270.23
Water withdrawal efficiency Vaal River00.670.941.101.36
Water withdrawal efficiency West Wits00.790.690.690.80
Water withdrawal efficiency Tanzania0.690.580.620.690.88
Water withdrawal efficiency Geita0.690.580.620.690.88
Reportable environmental incidents
Reportable environmental incidentsGroup58323
Risk and uncertainty
Payments to GovernmentArgentina137.40130.80131.30112.50151.70
Payments to GovernmentDividends paid to the government8.705.906.906.309
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid54.8030.3045.1029.4070.50
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)20.4024.2019.3032.9034.10
Payments to GovernmentOther indirect taxes and duties32.602.602.404.50
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions14.5013.4013.1015.9022.80
Payments to GovernmentProperty tax00000.10
Payments to GovernmentOther3654.5044.2025.6010.70
Payments to GovernmentAustralia123.50129.2094.7082.5074
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid59.9068.7040.303627.50
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)22.5024.6021.1018.4018.60
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions41.2035.9033.4028.1027.90
Payments to GovernmentBrazil202.90138.60109.10107.40126
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid118.307234.403645.30
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)19.8012.1011.6011.4014.40
Payments to GovernmentOther indirect taxes and duties11.206.707.8068.10
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions39.3034.3042.504248.30
Payments to GovernmentProperty tax2.501.402.201.702.20
Payments to GovernmentOther11.7012.2010.5010.107.70
Payments to GovernmentColombia14.6012.3011.109.7011.80
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid00000.40
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)5.905.905.203.404.20
Payments to GovernmentOther indirect taxes and duties0.
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions6.804.804.5045.10
Payments to GovernmentProperty tax0.500.300.300.300.20
Payments to GovernmentOther1.301.1011.901.80
Payments to GovernmentDRC77.7070.6069.8032.5027.80
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid0012.6005.20
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)3729.1023.4012.309.20
Payments to GovernmentOther indirect taxes and duties1517.8012.309.805.10
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions15.2013.109.904.703.80
Payments to GovernmentProperty tax00000
Payments to GovernmentOther10.5010.6011.505.804.50
Payments to GovernmentGhana102.20161.9086.2047.5037.70
Payments to GovernmentDividends paid to the government00000
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid38.60974521.1013.70
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)39.5043.5022.1012.1012.60
Payments to GovernmentOther indirect taxes and duties2.903.804.403.202
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions20.9017.3014.70119.30
Payments to GovernmentProperty tax0.300.300.100.100.10
Payments to GovernmentGuinea54.805332.7078.30100.20
Payments to GovernmentDividends paid to the government10.905.302.208.309.80
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid032.103540.10
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)27.4022.7015.102221.60
Payments to GovernmentOther indirect taxes and duties3.904.102.401.7020
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions10.2010.2010.9011.308.60
Payments to GovernmentOther2.407.700.100.100.10
Payments to GovernmentMali025.8019.9025.5024.70
Payments to GovernmentDividends paid to the government01.300.900.800.50
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid09.702.9044.10
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)
Payments to GovernmentOther indirect taxes and duties03.702.904.604.40
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions05.106.107.907.40
Payments to GovernmentProperty tax00.500.500.500.60
Payments to GovernmentOther00.400.400.400.40
Payments to GovernmentSouth Africa063.5079.5091.30118.10
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid00000
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)00.401.8024.80
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions059.5073.4083105
Payments to GovernmentProperty tax02.301.903.103.40
Payments to GovernmentOther01.202.503.204.90
Payments to GovernmentTanzania241.70326.10190168.10141
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid106.30154.3082.6056.4051.10
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)88.50131.6077.9081.8047.70
Payments to GovernmentOther indirect taxes and duties5.303.103.40515.30
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions30.6029.4023.1021.2022.10
Payments to GovernmentOther117.802.903.804.80
Payments to GovernmentUSA3.504.2054.707.70
Payments to GovernmentTaxation paid00000
Payments to GovernmentWithholding tax (STC, royalties, etc.)00000
Payments to GovernmentEmployee taxes and other contributions3.504.204.904.707.70
Payments to GovernmentProperty tax00000
Payments to GovernmentOther (severance tax, production mine tax)00000
Total value of political contributionsGroup00000
Total value of political contributionsBrazil00000
Total value of political contributionsColombia00000
Financial assistance from governmentArgentina0009.307.10
Financial assistance from governmentCerro Vanguadia0009.307.10
Financial assistance from governmentAustralia24.602121.1020.1019.80
Financial assistance from governmentSunrise Dam (diesel fuel rebate)6.204.503.404.503.90
Financial assistance from governmentTropicana (diesel fuel rebate)18.4016.5017.8015.6015.90
Financial assistance from governmentSouth Africa01.601.602.103.40
Financial assistance from governmentSkills development levy credits00.100.600.400.80
Financial assistance from governmentMining qualification association discretionary grant01.5011.702.60
Financial assistance from governmentAngloGold Ashanti Health00000.10
Financial assistance from governmentState-aided drugs00000.10
Operations assessed for risk related to corruptionOperations assessed for risk related to corruption (%)03877100100
Confirmed incidents in which employees were dismissed or disciplined for corruptionNumber of confirmed incidents in which employees were dismissed or disciplined for corruption00110
Confirmed incidents of corruption and action takenConfirmed incidents of corruption and action taken00410
Contracts with business partners that were terminated due to violations related to corruptionNumber of contracts with business partners that were terminated due to violations related to corruption001824
Report public legal cases of corruption brought against the organisation or its employeesReport public legal cases of corruption brought against the organisation or its employees00000
Monetary value of significant finesMonetary value of significant fines00000
Total number of non monetary sanctionsTotal number of non monetary sanctions01000
Talent management
Total average number of employeesGroup30,56136,95234,26344,24951,480
Total average number of employeesPermanent14,17720,73019,87429,96836,072
Total average number of employeesContractors16,38416,22214,38914,28115,408
Training and Development expenditureSouth Africa05.748.0111.0628.34
Training and Development expenditureAmericas3.091.060.961.612.26
Training and Development expenditureAustralia1.641.140.981.201.20
Training and Development expenditureAfrica2.382.821.551.304.50
Number of grievances relating to unfair labour practices filed during the reporting periodGroup14616014
Number of strike or lock out exceeding one weekGroup10000
South Africa Employment Equity across all levelsBoard3847363645
South Africa Employment Equity across all levelsTop Management8250434343
South Africa Employment Equity across all levelsSenior Management4645454442
South Africa Employment Equity across all levelsMiddle Management6256545552
South Africa Employment Equity across all levelsJunior Management9565646160
South Africa Employment Equity across all levelsCore and critical skills652525356
Proportion of senior management from local communityArgentina100100100100100
Proportion of senior management from local communityAustralia7375788282
Proportion of senior management from local communityBrazil91949393100
Proportion of senior management from local communityCorporate9290919391
Proportion of senior management from local communityGhana6853565644
Proportion of senior management from local communityGuinea3638333325
Proportion of senior management from local communityMali0050500
Proportion of senior management from local communityTanzania332520140
Proportion of senior management from local communityColombia82756967100
Proportion of senior management from local communitySouth Africa010010010099
Proportion of senior management from local communityUSA8786888987
Employees covered by collective bargainingArgentina9090999999
Employees covered by collective bargainingAustralia00000
Employees covered by collective bargainingBrazil100100100100100
Employees covered by collective bargainingColombia00000
Employees covered by collective bargainingGhana8780939496
Employees covered by collective bargainingGuinea9494969795
Employees covered by collective bargainingMali099989998
Employees covered by collective bargainingSouth Africa096979691
Employees covered by collective bargainingTanzania8586858690
Employees covered by collective bargainingUSA00000
Total quarter average number of employeesGroup31,5430000
Total quarter average number of employeesPermanent14,3250000
Total quarter average number of employeesContractors17,2180000
Composition of governance bodies: Numbers2,0212,0202,0192,0182,017
Board composition by nationalitySouth African40000
Board composition by nationalityAmerican20000
Board composition by nationalityAustralian00000
Board composition by nationalityBritish10000
Board composition by nationalityCanadian10000
Board composition by nationalityGhanaian10000
Board composition by nationalityOther00000
Board composition by nationalityColombian10000
Board composition by HDSAHDSA40000
Board composition by HDSANon-HDSA00000
Board composition by HDSANon-South Africans60000
Board composition by genderMen66700
Board composition by genderWomen44400
Executive composition by nationalitySouth African60000
Executive composition by nationalityAmerican10000
Executive composition by nationalityAustralian10000
Executive composition by nationalityBritish00000
Executive composition by nationalityCanadian00000
Executive composition by nationalityGhanaian00000
Executive composition by nationalityColombian10000
Executive composition by nationalityOther00000
Executive composition by HDSAHDSA40000
Executive composition by HDSANon-HDSA10000
Executive composition by HDSANon-South Africans30000
Executive composition by genderMen66600
Executive composition by genderWomen33300
Composition of governance bodies: Percentages00000
Board composition by nationalitySouth African4044454555
Board composition by nationalityAmerican2022181818
Board composition by nationalityAustralian00999
Board composition by nationalityBritish10119189
Board composition by nationalityCanadian10111890
Board composition by nationalityGhanaian1011000
Board composition by nationalityOther00009
Board composition by nationalityColombian100000
Board composition by HDSAHDSA4033453345
Board composition by HDSANon-HDSA01102210
Board composition by HDSANon-South Africans6056554545
Board composition by genderMen6456647364
Board composition by genderWomen3644362736
Executive composition by nationalitySouth African6767565656
Executive composition by nationalityAmerican11001111
Executive composition by nationalityAustralian1122111111
Executive composition by nationalityBritish000011
Executive composition by nationalityCanadian01122110
Executive composition by nationalityGhanaian00000
Executive composition by nationalityColombian110000
Executive composition by nationalityOther00111111
Executive composition by HDSAHDSA4433333633
Executive composition by HDSANon-HDSA113311922
Executive composition by HDSANon-South Africans3333565545
Executive composition by genderMen6767676767
Executive composition by genderWomen3333333333
Respecting human rights
Number of human rights reported incidents under VPSHRNumber of human rights reported incidents under VPSHR00003
Number of human rights allegations under VPSHRNumber of human rights allegations under VPSHR20312
Security personnel trained in the organisations human rights policies and proceduresSecurity personnel trained in the organisations human rights policies and procedures1009999.5098.4093.50
Incidents of violations involving the rights of indigenous peoplesIncidents of violations involving the rights of indigenous peoples00010
New suppliers screenedUsing labour practices criteria8746408031
New suppliers screenedUsing human rights criteria8746407578
New suppliers screenedUsing environmental criteria8746404331
New suppliers screenedUsing impact on society criteria8751406831
Artisanal and small-scale mining
Fatalities and injuries to community members whilst engaged in illegal activity, and not related to security interventionsFatalities2617253733
Fatalities and injuries to community members whilst engaged in illegal activity, and not related to security interventionsInjuries65920918
Number of sites/operations where ASM takes place adjacent or near the mineNumber of sites/operations where ASM takes place adjacent or near the mine811111111
Fatalities and injuries to AngloGold Ashanti personnel in the line of dutyFatalities00000
Fatalities and injuries to AngloGold Ashanti personnel in the line of dutyInjuries178253022
Fatalities and injuries to community members related to security interventionsFatalities00021
Fatalities and injuries to community members related to security interventionsInjuries1935494032
Minimum periods regarding operational changes
Argentina Four weeks. More 5 years worked: 2 month Less 5 years worked: 1 month  Employees who have worked more than 5 years get 2 months in advance.
Less that 5 years get 1 month.
Brazil   4 weeks 30 days. 30 days. 30 days.
Colombia n/a Colombia does not have collective agreements 4 Weeks – only for fixed terms it’s one month, however, no time as per Colombia law no notice period for Perm employees

4 weeks apply only for fixed-term contract.
We don’t use this type of contract frequently,
but in open-ended contract we can manage any time.

N/A. N/A
Guinea 1 Month One month Grades and Notice:
•E–1 Month (Junior staff)
•AM – 2 Months (Artisans, Team leaders)
•C and above – 3 Months (Officers, Supervisors, Superintendents, Managers) 
1. One month for unskilled/semi-skilled labour.
2. Two months’ for skilled labour.
3. Three months’ for senior staff.
1. One month for unskilled/semi-skilled labour.
2. Two months’ for skilled labour.
3. Three months’ for senior staff.
Tanzania None 4.28 WEEKS EQUIVALENT TO 30 DAYS 1 month. One month. One month.