This supplementary report presents AngloGold Ashanti’s performance against all relevant core performance indicators of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), as well as additional indicators where these are material to the business.
Our disclosure covers all operations managed by AngloGold Ashanti and, where relevant, significant exploration projects. Joint ventures and subsidiaries are only included in our reporting where AngloGold Ashanti exercises management control.
Comments on data measurement are included, where relevant, in reporting against each performance indicator. Where data reported in our 2008 report was found to have been incorrect, it has been restated. Restatements in respect of the 2008 financial year have been made on data relating to:
In addition to reporting at an A+ application level against GRI, AngloGold Ashanti complies in full with reporting and assurance requirements of the Sustainable Development Framework of the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM). This report gives an overview of the way in which alignment has been achieved between AngloGold Ashanti’s sustainability policies and practices and the 10 principles of the framework.
AngloGold Ashanti is also a member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and, as such, supports the 10 principles of the UNGC. It fulfills its reporting obligations to the UNGC through publication of this Sustainability Review.
The table below sets out the ten principles of the UNGC and the GRI performance indicators against which we have reported and which are relevant to each:
|Global Compact Principle||Relevant GRI Indicators|
|1.||Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.||LA4, 7, 8, 13, 14, HR2, 4-7, SO5, PR1|
|2.||Businesses should ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.||HR2, 7, SO5|
|3.||Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.||LA4-5, HR2, 5, 7,SO5|
|4.||Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.||HR2, 4-7, SO5|
|5.||Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.||HR2, 6, SO5|
|6.||Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.||EC7, LA2, 13, 14, HR2, 4, SO5|
|7.||Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.||EC2, EN26, SO5|
|8.||Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.||EN1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, SO5, PR3|
|9.||Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmental friendly technologies.||EN2, 26, SO5|
|10.||Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.||SO2-5|