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Becoming partners in the future



How we deliver on our promises

We’re committed to being partners for the future, operating safely, sustainably and responsibly. To fulfil that commitment, we focus on delivery and make no compromise in measuring and reporting our performance.

Measuring our performance

The targets we set ourselves focus on the different ways we create value.
Download Anglo American’s sustainability data from 2012-2016 here.

We do no harm to our workforce
Work-related fatal injuries Target: Zero harm
11 2016 180
6 2015 20
Total recordable case frequency rate Target: 10% year-on-year reduction
0.71 2016 180
0.93 2015 2
Lost time injury frequency rate Target: 10% year-on-year reduction
0.37 2016 180
0.47 2015 1
New cases of occupational disease Target: Year-on-year reduction of new cases
111 2016 180
163 2015 250
Number of employees participating in voluntary counselling and testing Target: More than 80% of employees in southern Africa tested
88 2016 200
68 2015 200
Number of employees enrolled in HIV disease-management programmes Target: More than 75% of HIV-positive employees
80 2016 200
88 2015 90
We minimise harm to the environment
Total water consumed Million m3
Target: 14% against projected use in 2020
191 2016 200
221.7 2015 350
Environment incidents (Levels 3-5) Target: Improve reporting of incidents
4 2016 200
6 2015 40
We share the benefits of mining with local communities and governments
Businesses supported by enterprise development initiatives Total since 2008
62447 2016 200
62394 2015 150000
Jobs supported by enterprise development initiatives Total since 2008
116298 2016 200
110780 2015 150000
Black economic empowerment procurement (ZAR billion)  
28.0 2016 200
30.4 2015 50
We have an engaged, productive workforce
Voluntary labour turnover
2.2 2016 150
1.9 2015 3
Gender diversity Managers who are female %
25 2016 150
25 2015 30
Gender diversity Women as percentage of total workforce %
18 2016 150
18 2015 20

Offering a responsible choice for investors

We’ve chosen to be included in independent investment indices that benchmark and track the most socially responsible companies.


The FTSE plays an active role in sustainable investment and has included us in the FTSE4Good Index since 2011.

Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project provides a way for companies to share information about their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies. We’ve supported the project since it began. In 2013 we achieved an ‘A’ carbon performance rating.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

We’ve been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2003 – the original sustainability index.

Johannesburg Stock Exchange Socially Responsible Investment Index

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange Socially Responsible Investment Index reflects South Africa’s increased focus on sustainable investment. We’ve been part of the index since it began in 2004, achieving best performance several times.

International Council on Mining and Metals

Anglo American is a founding signatory of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), which was established in 2001 to act as a catalyst for performance improvement in the mining and metals industry.

We believe that our policies, processes and systems are fully aligned to the ICMM’s ten principles for sustainable development and Position Statements. A full account of our approach to integrating these principles and policies into our business is available here for download.

UN Global Compact

Since 2004 we’ve been part of the UN Global Compact on human rights, environmental stewardship, labour rights and anti-corruption.

Our strategy and all our operations follow the Compact’s ten principles. For us the Compact is also a way to work with other stakeholders towards a future of safe, responsible and sustainable mining. You can read our Communition of Progress on the Global Compact website.

“Our commitment to the Global Compact is consistent with our long-standing view that when conducted responsibly, mining delivers significant economic and social value.”

Sir John Parker, our Chairman

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