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Our approach

An employee at Sishen mine takes part in a training sessionAn employee at Sishen mine takes part in a training session


We are transforming our global procurement and supply chain operations to become the industry leader and global benchmark for creating value in the supply chain.

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A fog cannon sprays water to prevent dust at the New Vaal colliery, South AfricaA fog cannon sprays water to prevent dust at the New Vaal colliery

Category management

The majority of our supply chain expenditure is organised centrally through our global category management system. There are 21 materials and services categories, managed by our strategic sourcing teams.

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Sustainable and responsible supply chain

In 2011, Anglo American spent more than $13.8 billion with suppliers. We believe that each dollar spent should be an investment in promoting responsible business practice amongst our suppliers. Promoting a sustainable supply chain also has a mutually beneficial impact on broader society.

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Local procurement

Our vision is sustainable, responsible local procurement that positively contributes to a resilient supply chain and the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate.

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An operator from Hi-Quip Hydraulics, an Anglo American supplierHi-Quip Hydraulics, which supplies and maintains hydraulic hoses and fittings, was supported by Anglo American Zimele

Black economic empowerment procurement

It is important for us to support the local communities where we operate and, in South Africa, ensure that Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) continues to be part of our procurement approach.

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China sourcing

China sourcing is part of Anglo American’s procurement strategy.  It is driving a comprehensive engagement with China and the company’s management has been clear that it will actively prefer suppliers who are engaged in China sourcing.

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