ABOUT THIS REPORT
About this report
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AngloGold Ashanti is committed to developing mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of its operations. The company has identified its principal stakeholders as:
AngloGold Limited's first Report to Society 2003 was distributed to a wide range of stakeholders when it was published in 2004 in both its printed format and in electronic form on CD. The report was developed primarily as an interactive online report and its existence was publicised through the annual report, the quarterly report and a wide variety of other means. Very little feedback was received via the formal processes in place (a feedback form on the website and in the printed version) and very little of the informal feedback was documented. With hindsight, this has been acknowledged as a flaw in the Report to Society 2003 feedback process.
Prior to the compilation of the Report to Society 2004, a workshop to discuss stakeholder engagement processes and the identification of key issues was led by the independent auditors PWC. This workshop was attended by a wide range of representatives from the disciplines covered in the report. In addition, the compilation of the report, the perceived shortcomings of the previous year's report and the proposal for the 2004 report was discussed with the head of each region and designated responsible individuals. Internal champions for each of the identified disciplines - occupational safety, occupational health, labour practices, community, HIV/AIDS, malaria, ethics and governance, were appointed to lead the identification of key indicators and to oversee the compilation of the report. Due consideration was given to the various stakeholder audiences by both the discipline champions and the heads of the various regions.
Questionnaires were developed based on the company's business principles, and a specific part of each questionnaire was the identification of stakeholders and the engagement with them in respect of the 2003 report. While some regions had actively engaged with stakeholders specifically on reporting, others had not and have indicated that this will be a priority for the Report to Society 2004.
A list of the stakeholders identified by the regions (PDF - 45KB) is available on the website at www.anglogoldashanti.com. Stakeholders themselves have the ability to register on this list by filling in the feedback form available on the website.
It is the company's intention to engage more formally with stakeholders following the publication of the Report to Society 2004. One shortcoming that has become apparent, however, is that local communities are not necessarily interested in a report on the group as a whole but would rather access information on the specific operation or country as a whole. It is for this reason that AngloGold Ashanti has developed country/regional reports which provide information relating to a specific operation or group of operations. The following reports are available:
These reports draw on the information in the Report to Society 2004 but also report on additional issues and in local currencies. Where this is appropriate, these are translated into local languages.
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