The product responsibility indicators address the effects of products and services management on customers and users.
AngloGold Ashanti is engaged in a number of initiatives that promote product responsibility in gold. The company is a member of both the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). The ICMM seeks to make a contribution to raising standards across the mining and metals industries and to contribute to sustainable development. Many of the world’s major metals and mining companies are members of the ICMM. The RJC is an international not-for-profit organisation bringing together over 140 member companies across the jewellery supply chain. RJC Members are committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the industry from mine to retail. AngloGold Ashanti is also a member of the World Gold Council, which is a global gold marketing body funded by the world’s leading gold mining companies. The WGC is also party to product responsibility initiatives and is a member of both the ICMM and the RJC. At the time of writing AngloGold Ashanti is undertaking a study to ascertain the feasibility of a commercial project based on responsible gold.
The following (core) and (additional) indicators are reported in compliance with GRI. 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. Indicators that have been verified by PWC are indicated with a .
|PR1 (Core)||Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures.|
Gold is a benign product which has no significant health or safety impacts. However, the activities involved in the mining and processing of gold, in some of the by-products generated, have the potential to negatively affect the safety and health of employees and communities, and their environment. AngloGold Ashanti is involved in a number of initiatives that promote responsible gold production, as detailed in discussion of its management approach to product responsibility on this page in this report.
|PR3 (Core)||Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements.|
As we primarily sell gold in unwrought form, packaging requirements are minimal and this disclosure is not therefore significant in our business.
|PR6 (Core)||Programmes for adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, sponsorship, by types of outcomes.|
This disclosure does not relate to our business as AngloGold Ashanti does not conduct extensive marketing communications programmes and does not therefore generate any significant impact in this area.
|PR9 (Core)||Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.|
No incidence of non-compliance with laws or regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services have been identified.