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Sustainability

We aim to be responsible stewards of the environments in which we operate, the ore bodies entrusted to us by our host communities, and the capital provided to us by our shareholders.


Gold mining’s contribution to the United Nations SDGs

AngloGold Ashanti, with members of the World Gold Council, recognises the importance of working in partnerships with governments and communities to help to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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A centralised monitoring system at the Iduapriem mining office
Iduapriem improves safety through fatigue management

Iduapriem has introduced a successful fatigue management system to limit the health and safety risks related to fatigue. Called Smart, the system has shown an 18% increase in alertness levels among employees over a 12-month period. This improvement was seen at all hours of the day, with the most significant increase evident during the night shift.

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Transformation fund supports businesses in Colombia

At AngloGold Ashanti’s Quebradona project in Colombia, Comfenalco Antioquia and the Pro Jericó Foundation came together at the end of 2020 to offer soft loans to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The project is called the Productive Transformation Fund and is designed to support the launch and growth of small businesses.

Geita builds essential high schools in Tanzania
Geita builds essential high schools in Tanzania

In the second half of 2021, Bugando and Kamena Secondary Schools, the first government high schools in Tanzania’s Geita District, admitted their first cohort of form five students for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Roof support, Cuiaba declines, Brazil
New culture journey designed to build business sustainability

In 2021, AngloGold Ashanti conducted a Group-wide culture assessment survey as part of its efforts to reshape company culture and align its values across leadership and employees. Respect for the Group’s people – and their diversity, talents and aspirations – fundamentally informed this assessment, as it will the execution of the assessment’s results.

Strong Minds Strong Mines workshop, Australian operaitons
Australia understands how healthy minds lead to healthy mines

As part of its well-being strategy, AngloGold Ashanti Australia partnered with Strong Minds Strong Mines (SMSM) to provide a range of well-being initiatives for all Australia region employees in 2021.

Health outreach day in the Binsere community near Obuasi mine
Anglogold Ashanti Ghana promotes health in the community

In 2021, AngloGold Ashanti held a health outreach day in the Binsere community near its Obuasi mine. The outreach day was a collaboration between AngloGold Ashanti, the AngloGold Ashanti Health Foundation and the Obuasi Municipal District and the Obuasi East District Health Directorates.

Adapting security systems to respond to COVID‑19

Security systems across all our operations have been revamped during the COVID-19 pandemic with security taking on the additional role of protecting people from illness.

Aquaculture project, Iduapriem, Ghana
Aqua culture project in Iduapriem to boost local fish farming industry

At AngloGold Ashanti, it is our aim to contribute to resilient, self-sustaining communities. One of the ways in which we do so at our Iduapriem mine is by developing the local fish farming industry as an alternative and sustainable source of livelihood for communities.

Autonomous drilling at Tropicana mine, Australia
Autonomous drill improves safety at Tropicana

In 2020, AngloGold Ashanti rolled out a $6 million autonomous drill fleet at Tropicana mine. It’s an industry first for hard rock mining and is making working practices safer and increasing operating efficiencies.

COVID-19 education campaign

Throughout 2020, AngloGold Ashanti rolled out COVID-19 awareness campaigns across its operations. In partnership with a communications agency, we developed a collection of social-media friendly material in an easily accessible format that was distributed at our operations and in communities and schools.

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Covid-19 response: Supporting employees and communities in Brazil

Making sure work environments were safe for employees in the face of COVID-19, was just one aspect of AngloGold Ashanti’s response to the pandemic. This video outlines the humanitarian support provided to hospitals and social partners in an effort to fight COVID-19.

Employees at Cuiaba, Brazil
First AngloGold Ashanti global women’s forum conference

We are working to build a company where all our employees feel comfortable and valued. One of the initiatives to foster this has been the formation of the AngloGold Ashanti Global Women’s Forum.

Health work goes beyond the mine fence

We know that health risk is broader than the workplace and a significant proportion of determinants of health lie beyond the mine fence. Vice President: Group Health, Dr Bafedile Chauke-Moagi outlines AngloGold Ashanti’s responsibility to protecting public health.

Water quality testing, Geita, Tanzania
In-situ water remediation at Geita

AngloGold Ashanti is rolling out a novel in situ water remediation project at its Geita mine in Tanzania, working with a local Tanzanian/German joint venture partner that will use a process where naturally occurring bacteria directly remediates sulphate in groundwater.

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Our enduring legacy in South Africa

In October 2020, our South African operations transitioned to a new future with Harmony Gold. Founded in 1998, with roots reaching back to the development of South Africa’s goldfields, AngloGold Ashanti’s operations have contributed significantly to South Africa’s socio-economic development and its people over the past two decades.

Cashew nut plantation, Siguiri, Guinea
Siguiri cashew project: creating sustainable livelihoods

After extensive consultation with the community of Siguiri to address high levels of unemployment and looking at what was available as a source of income for the community, a decision was made to construct a semi-mechanised cashew processing plant.

Tropicana mine employee at sunset, Australia
Strong Minds, Strong Mines

AngloGold Ashanti Australia rolled out the award-winning Strong Minds, Strong Mines (SMSM) programme across its sites in the second half of 2020 as part of its new Wellbeing@AGAA Strategy.

Successful trial farm at Old Tailings Storage Facility at Iduapriem

The development and execution of a closure plan is intrinsic in the planning and during the operation of any AngloGold Ashanti project. Planning for closure is part of a wider development plan and until approval has been given by the relevant authorities, progress on any new operation cannot begin.

Farm Market Project, Siguiri Mine, Guinea
The Market Garden Project in Siguiri empowers local women

In 2013, Siguiri mine conducted a socio-economic baseline study on Block 1 of its concession. Findings revealed that the host communities have large tracts of wetland conducive for agriculture. However, these agricultural lands were used only in a marginal way by a tiny proportion of the population due to the high prevalence of artisanal mining.

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