AngloGold Ashanti has a responsibility to report its annual financial statements to its shareholders in line with legislation and regulations related to the listing requirements of the various stock exchanges on which the company is listed. At the same time though we acknowledge that, as the company conducts its business, so it has an impact – real or potential on a wide range of stakeholders, and that we should report to these stakeholders on these at the same time that we report to shareholders.
The Annual Financial Statements 2006 which complies with the company’s statutory obligations and reports on the company’s operating and financial performance for the financial year. This report has its own mini-website on which additional information may also be found, including:
Report to Society 2006 which seeks to report on a wide range of issues relating to the company and its impact to a broad and diverse range of stakeholders. A comprehensive account of this report may be found on this report’s mini-website. The comprehensive web-based report provides a review of the company’s economic, social and environmental obligations for the financial year and a selection of case studies illustrating the most significant challenges and issues facing the group in terms of sustainable development.
The Report to Society comprises the following sections:
An introduction to the report that includes a Letter from our CEO, a discussion on how we engage with our shareholders (including feedback on
independent research (PDF - 23KB) undertaken on the Report to Society 2005), our mission, values and business principles.
A visual description of the key sustainability issues and challenges facing our company, both from the perspective of the gold production process (the business of gold) and the countries in which we operate (our world of gold).
The format of the report is such that we as a company have undertaken to report to stakeholders against the business principles that we have developed and in terms of which we have committed to business. The report contents therefore follows our mission, values and business principles:
We have identified eight primary case studies that have been included in the printed version of the report to society as they represent significant issues or challenges to the company as a whole. These case studies have been included in the assurance remit of PWC.