Improving operational safety performance
Safety is our most important business consideration and we are committed to creating the safest possible working environment for our employees. Poor safety performance is unacceptable for the business, as well as for our stakeholders, business and social partners. For further discussion on AngloGold Ashanti's management approach in this area, refer to Improving operational safety performance in the group-level report, Sustainable Gold.
The following core and additional indicators are reported in compliance with GRI in addition to indicators from the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement of the GRI (prefaced with ‘MM' in the table below). In addition, where the response is applicable to the ICMM principles or the principles of the UN Global Compact, this is illustrated by their respective logos and .
Indicators that have been verified by Ernst & Young (E&Y) for 2010 are indicated with either a or a depending on whether the indicator has had limited or reasonable assurance.
|Percentage of workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programmes.|
|LA7 (Core)(1)||Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and number of work related fatalities by region.(2)|
|Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.|
(1) Information relating to occupational illnesses is included in the section on Managing Health Issues
(2) Ernst & Young has provided assurance only on the number of fatalities and injury frequency rates in respect of AIFR and LTIFR