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Waldomiro Fernandes, SSD manager, (right) discussing safety with Celio Mandel Dos Santos.
Transport safety in Ouvidor
With 24 years at Anglo American under his belt, Waldomiro Fernandes of Niobium and Phosphates is as experienced as they get when it comes to managing mine safety. So when the managers of the phosphate business began looking for a way to reduce the rate of vehicle incidents at the operation, they knew who to turn to for help.
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Peter Mashego (centre) ensured safety remained the priority at Kleinkopje colliery.
Safety first at Kleinkopje colliery
2010 was a year of significant change for Kleinkopje colliery. Thermal Coal had announced its decision to sell the mine, and the disposal process was underway. The situation was causing concern among the operation’s 800 employees and permanent contractors, who were now facing an uncertain future.
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Peter Gunther at eMalaheni Water Reclamation Plant
Fresh water and new homes: all from waste
Not content with establishing the eMalaheni Water Reclamation Plant as a world leader in water purification technology, Peter Gunther, regional manager hydrology, wanted to go a step further by making the plant a zero waste facility. But there was one tricky problem to get around: what exactly to do with the 200 tonnes of gypsum waste eMalaheni produces every day?
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Employees at Isibonelo colliery
Isibonelo: setting an example
Thermal Coal's Isibonelo colliery has certainly lived up to its name – a Zulu expression meaning "to set an example". It won the Team Safety award at last year's Applaud awards.
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Luis Espinoza at Barro Alto
Tatiane Torezan and Liomar Vidal have helped build community relations in Barro Alto, Brazil.
Community benefits in Barro Alto
We strive to be the partner of choice for our host communities. To achieve that, building relationships through continuous dialogue and communications is vital.
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Richard Garner, Anglo American's Group water manager.
Meeting the water challenge
“Water, literally, flows through every aspect of our business and provides a never ending set of challenges and opportunities,” says Anglo American’s Group water manager, Richard Garner. Here he discusses some of the key issues facing our industry.
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Vinesh Dilsook piloted and trialled the Group’s Water Efficiency Target Tool.
Securing a scarce resource
Water is an increasingly scarce resource. Its management and conservation represent one of the key sustainability issues facing Anglo American now and in the coming decades. That’s why the work of Vinesh Dilsook is proving so important in the way we do business around the world.
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Charlotte Edgeworth is the manager of the Anglo American Group Foundation.
Osiani Ephina works in community relations with our iron ore mining operations in Amapá.
Helping communities flourish
At Anglo American, our impact on the communities in which we operate is fundamental to our approach to sustainable development. If we are to grow and flourish, these communities must grow and flourish too. Osiani Ephina is an embodiment of this vision.
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In 2011, Anglo American was identified as South Africa's 'Top National Engendered Company.'
Raising the profile of women in mining
At Anglo American we are committed to extending opportunities for women at all levels across the Group. Collaboration with women's groups around the world help us achieve that objective. Here, Women in Mining (UK) Executive Chairman Amanda van Dyke, and creator of the Women in Mining International Portal, Barbara Dischinger, reveal more about the work being done to raise the profile of women in our industry.
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