Sustainable development

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In our Good Citizenship Business Principles, we commit to the highest levels of ethical conduct and transparency.

Environment officers looking at grassEnvironment officers inspect grass samples to ensure Anglo American meets its environmental standards

As a participant in the UN Global Compact, we have committed to working against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. We support the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and report annually on the tax and royalty payments we make in our significant countries of operation.

We are also increasing our level of detailed disclosure in line with the recent EU Transparency Directive and working with various organisations such as the Africa Progress Panel to try and ensure that the added transparency also leads to wider developmental benefit and accountability on the ground in developing countries. We recognise that mining, and the resource industry more widely, needs to be seen as holistic part of a country’s sustainable socio-economic growth plan and that this requires a greater openness and inclusivity about overall contracts and ownership structures. We also commit to helping build the capacity necessary to ensure efficient management of resources for the benefit of the wider population.

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