By looking closely at practical issues we’ve found some real opportunities to make a difference.
We can tackle disease and improve quality of life by investing further in health and safety, while taking steps to grow talent and engagement among everyone who works with us.
We can stand up for the rights of those who live where we operate, while helping bring stability by upholding our standards.
We can build infrastructure and support regional development in the places where we operate, 86% of which are in developing countries.
We can do more to bring much needed water and sanitation to communities through our mining. And we can work harder to address climate change by finding new ways to reduce our carbon impact.
Human rights principles guide how we tackle these issues and inform our values as a business. Our commitment to human rights is expressed in the Anglo American Human Rights Policy, our Human Rights Framework, through our status as a signatory to both the United Nations Global Compact – where we publicly report on our activities annually in our Communication on Progress (COP) – and Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR), and by our support of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.