In our Good Citizenship Business Principles, we commit to the
highest levels of ethical conduct and transparency.
Environment officers inspect grass samples to ensure Anglo American meets its environmental standards
Our Business Principles outline the expectations we have of ourselves, what our stakeholders can expect of us and what we expect of them.
At the core of our Business Principles is our commitment to ethical business practice and transparency. For example, our principles expect our employees to perform their duties conscientiously, honestly and with due regard for the avoidance of conflicts between any personal financial interests and their responsibilities to their employer.
In giving or receiving gifts and hospitality, employees must abide by our policies and procedures, act in a transparent manner and ensure that they do not seek any improper advantage in the conduct of business or in their dealings with public officials. We will not make donations to politicians or political parties.
An important focus in 2011 was on continuing our training and awareness programme for all employees in high-risk roles throughout our operations. By the end of 2011, more than 2,000 employees, including heads of business units, had taken part in over 130 training sessions held across 17 countries.
Our Business Principles are underpinned by our guiding values: safety, care and respect, integrity, accountability, collaboration and innovation. They apply to every business we manage, to everything we do and to every part of the world in which we operate or procure from. While we operate in many countries and in widely differing conditions, our values and principles have universal application.
Find out more about our Business Principles and guiding values.