Sustainable development

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For Anglo American, society is an inclusive concept. It embraces our workforce, the communities in which they live, the citizens of host countries and the implications of what we do for the wider population for generations to come.

Our dairy programme is benefitting the community around Barro Alto in Brazil


Positive engagement with host communities can't rely on good intentions alone. To make sure a company's presence accords with your neighbours' own aspirations and best interests, you need an effective process to help create and implement your sustainable development policies. Anglo American's Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT) does just that.

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Representatives from Anglo American and the NGO, CARE Brazil, meet with a local communityAnglo American and CARE Brazil meet with a local community close to the Barro Alto mine

Community engagement

The communities where we operate are crucial to Anglo American’s success. At the same time, we are often vital to their growing prosperity. Mutual dependence makes it only natural that we want to make positive and enduring contributions to our hosts. Being a good neighbour is good business.

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Pupils learning as part of Thermal Coal's supplementary school pilot project in South AfricaPupils learning as part of Anglo American's thermal coal supplementary school pilot project in South Africa

Socio-economic development

The great majority of our operations are in developing countries where we have a special responsibility to contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of host communities.

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