Report to Society

Reporting in accordance with GRI, the ICMM and the UN Global Compact

GRI

AngloGold Ashanti is an organisational stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and has prepared this Report to Society 2008 in accordance with the GRI 2006 G3 Sustainability Guidelines.

As a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) we are committed to good business practices in sustainable development and to implementing the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework and complying with policy statements of the ICMM Council. Further, AngloGold Ashanti is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and, as such, is committed to providing an assessment of how the principles of the Global Compact have been progressed through policies and actions during the year. We report on our progress in complying with the principles to the Global Compact on a quarterly basis.

In the schedule below we have reported in accordance with the GRI indicators (including the Mining and Metals Supplement), showing where this information may be found, as well as the corresponding ICMM and Global Compact principles.

GRI principles

The GRI is a large multi-stakeholder network of experts worldwide, who participate in GRI’s working groups and governance bodies, use the GRI Guidelines to report, access information in GRI-based reports, or contribute to developing the Reporting Framework in other ways, both formally and informally.

The GRI’s vision is that reporting on economic, environmental and social performance by all organisations is as routine as financial reporting and enabbling the performance of organisations to be compared. The GRI network accomplishes this vision by developing, continuously improving, and building capacity around the use of a Sustainability Reporting Framework, the core of which is the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. Other components in the Reporting Framework are Sector Supplements and Protocols.

AngloGold Ashanti is an Organisational Stakeholder of GRI and is thus committed to reporting in accordance with GRI. The GRI principles have been developed to define a compact between the reporting organisation and the report user, ensuring that both parties share a common understanding of a GRI-based report.

By adhering to the 11 principles, users can ensure that reports:

  • present a balanced and reasonable account of economic, environmental and social performance, and the resulting contribution of the organisation to sustainable development over time;
  • facilitate comparisons over time;
  • facilitate comparisons across organisations; and
  • credibly address issues of concern to stakeholders in a credible manner.

The principles are as follows:

  • Transparency: Full disclosure of the processes, procedures and assumptions in report preparation are essential to its credibility.
  • Inclusiveness: The reporting organisation should systematically engage its stakeholders to help focus and continually advance the quality of its reports.
  • Auditability: Reported data and information should be recorded, compiled, analysed and disclosed in a way that would enable internal auditors or external assurance providers to attest to its reliability.
  • Completeness: All information that is material to users for assessing the reporting organisation’s economic, environmental and social performance should appear in the report in a manner that is consistent with the declared boundaries, scope and time period.
  • Relevance: Relevance is the degree of importance assigned to a particular aspect, indicator or piece of information, and represents the threshold at which information becomes significant enough to be reported.
  • Sustainability context: The reporting organisation should seek to place its performance in the larger context of ecological, social or other limits or constraints, where such context adds significant meaning to the reported information.
  • Accuracy: The accuracy principle refers to achieving the degree of exactness and low margin of error in reporting information necessary for users to make decisions with a high degree of confidence.
  • Neutrality: Reports should avoid bias in selection and presentation of information and should strive to provide a balanced account of the reporting organisation’s performance.
  • Comparability: The reporting organisation should maintain consistency in the boundary and scope of its reports, disclose any changes, and restate previously reported information.
  • Clarity: The reporting organisation should remain cognisant of the diverse needs and backgrounds of its stakeholder groups and should make information available in a manner that is responsive to the maximum number of users while still maintaining a suitable level of detail.
  • Timeliness: Reports should provide information on a regular schedule that meets user needs and comports with the nature of the information itself.

For further information see www.globalreporting.org

ICMM

The (ICMM) was formed in October 2001 to represent leading international mining and metals companies. Its vision is a ‘viable mining, minerals and metals industry that is widely recognised as essential for modern living and a key contributor to sustainable development’. ICMM members believe that by demonstrating superior business practices they will gain preferential access to land, capital and markets.

Members are required to practise their commitment to environmental, economic and social responsibility. Significant progress has been made in helping the members raise their contribution towards achieving sustainable development by creating tools to improve performance, including sharing examples of good practice.

Member companies are committed to the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework, including a set of 10 principles, supported by public reporting and independent assurance. AngloGold Ashanti is a founding member of ICMM.

ICMM principles

  1. Implement and maintain ethical business practices and sound systems of corporate governance.
  2. Integrate sustainable development considerations within the corporate decision-making process.
  3. Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures, customs and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities.
  4. Implement risk management strategies based on valid data and sound science.
  5. Seek continual improvement of our health and safety performance.
  6. Seek continual improvement of our environmental performance.
  7. Contribute to conservation of biodiversity and integrated approaches to land use planning.
  8. Facilitate and encourage responsible product design, use, re-use, recycling and disposal of our products.
  9. Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the communities in which we operate.
  10. Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders.

For further information see www.icmm.com

UN GLOBAL COMPACT

In an address to the World Economic Forum on 31 January 1999, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, challenged business leaders to join an international initiative – the Global Compact – that would bring companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support universal environmental and social principles. The Global Compact’s operational phase was launched at UN Headquarters in New York on 26 July 2000. Today, thousands of companies from all regions of the world, international labour and civil society organisations are engaged in the Global Compact, working to advance 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Through the power of collective action, the Global Compact seeks to promote responsible corporate citizenship so that business can be part of the solution to the challenges of globalisation. In this way, the private sector – in partnership with other social actors – can help realise the Secretary-General’s vision: a more sustainable and inclusive global economy.

The Global Compact is a purely voluntary initiative with two objectives:

  • to bring the 10 principles in business activities around the world into mainstream; and
  • Catalyse actions in support of UN goals.

To achieve these objectives, the Global Compact offers facilitation and engagement through several mechanisms: policy dialogues, learning, country/regional networks, and partnership projects. The Global Compact is not a regulatory instrument – it does not ‘police’, enforce or measure the behaviour or actions of companies. Rather, the Global Compact relies on public accountability, transparency and the enlightened self-interest of companies, labour and civil society to initiate and share substantive action in pursuing the principles upon which the Global Compact is based. AngloGold Ashanti is a signatory to the Global Compact.

The 10 principles

The Global Compact’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:

  • the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work;
  • the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; and
  • the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.

Human Rights

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
  • Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour Standards

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  • Principle 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
  • Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labour.
  • Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  • Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  • Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-corruption

  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

For more information see www.unglobalcompact.org.

Reporting status key

Fully reported
Partially reported
Not applicable
Not reported
Annual Financial Statements (AFS)
Country Reports
Social and Labour Plan Reports
AngloGold Ashanti website
GRI content index
GRI GuidelinesICMM Sustainable Development FrameworkUN Global CompactLocation in the reportStatus
GRI numberContentICMM principleContentGlobal
Compact
principle
Content  
Profile
1. Strategy and analysis
1.1Statement by the CEO about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and its strategy2Integrate sustainable development considerations within the corporate decision-making process  Letter from the CEO
1.2Description of key impacts, risks and opportunitiesThis Report and specifically, The business of gold and the challenges it poses and A review of our performance
2. Organisational profile
2.1Name10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders  Corporate profile
2.2Primary brands, products and servicesCorporate profile
2.3Operational structure and major divisionsEconomic performance
2.4Location of headquartersCorporate profile
2.5Countries of operationsCorporate profile
2.6Nature of ownership and legal formCorporate profile
2.7Markets servedEconomic performance
2.8Scale of reporting organisationCorporate profile
2.9Significant changes during the yearScope of the report
2.10Awards receivedEthics and governance
3. Report parameters
3.1Reporting period10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders  Scope of the report
3.2Date of previous reportScope of the report
3.3Reporting cycleScope of the report
3.4Contact pointScope of the report
Report scope and boundary
3.5Process for defining report content10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders  Scope of the report
How we report
3.6Boundary of the reportScope of the report
3.7LimitationsScope of the report
3.8Basis for reporting on joint ventures or subsidiariesScope of the report
3.9Data measurement techniquesThroughout the Report
3.10Explanation of the effects of any restatementsThroughout the Report
3.11Significant changes from previous reporting periodScope of the report and throughout the Report
GRI content index
3.12Table identifying location of disclosure10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders   GRI content index
Assurance
3.13Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance of the report 10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders  Scope of the report
Letter from the CEO
Report of the independent assurers
4. Governance, commitments and engagement
4.1Governance structure including committees 1Implement effective and maintain ethical business, practices and sound systems of corporate governance   Ethics and governance,
AFS

4.2Independence of the chairEthics and governance, and AFS
4.3Independence of boardEthics and governance, and AFS
4.4Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the boardEthics and governance: Engaging with employees, business partners/stakeholders, Voluntary memberships in 2008, Code of Ethics and confidential reporting (whistle-blowing) in practice and AFS

4.5 Linkage between compensation and performance Ethics and governance and AFS
4.6 Process to ensure conflicts of interest are avoidedEthics and governance

4.7 Process for determining qualifications of boardAFS
4.8 Internally developed relevant statements of mission or principles Vision, mission and values, and AFS

4.9 Procedure for risk identification and complianceEthics and governance and AFS
4.10 Process for evaluating board’s own performance AFS
Commitments to external initiatives
4.11Explanation of use, precautionary approach 4Implement risk management strategies based on valid data and sound science 7Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges Ethics and governance
4.12Externally developed charters, principles and other initiatives endorsedEthics and governance
4.13Memberships of associations and advocacy bodies10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders  Ethics and governance
Stakeholder engagement
4.14List of stakeholders 10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders    Stakeholder engagement, stakeholders. Also, Country Reports.

4.15Basis of identification of stakeholders
4.16Approaches to stakeholder engagement    Stakeholder engagement, Through out this Report
4.17Key topics and concerns of stakeholders    Stakeholder engagement, stakeholders and Country Reports.

Economic performance indicators
Aspect: Economic performance
 Management approach9Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the community in which we operate   Vision, mission and values, Economic performance: key developments, renewing our vision, mission and values and performance in 2008

Aspect: Economic performance
EC1Direct economic value generated and distributed9Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the community in which we operate   Economic performance
EC2Financial implications and risks due to climate change 4Implement risk management strategies based on validation and sound scienceLetter from the CEO, Environment, Case study: Developing a business case for climate change
EC3Coverage of the organisation’s defined benefit plan obligationsEconomic performance1
EC4Significant financial assistance from governmentEconomic performance
EC5Ratio of standard entry level wage compared with local minimum wage at significant areas of operation 9 Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the community in which we operate Employment
MM1Identify those sites where the local economic contribution and development impact is of particular significance and interest to stakeholders and outline policies with respect to assessing this contribution This report. Country and Operational Reports, Case study: Converting mineral wealth to national treasure: the challenges of mining and development
MM2Value added disaggregated by country Country and Operational Reports
Aspect: Market presence
EC6Policy, practices and proportions of spending on locally based suppliers at significant locations of operation 9Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the community in which we operate   Economic performance. Country and Operational Reports
EC7Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operationEmployment
Aspect: Indirect economic impacts
EC8Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided for public benefit 9 Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the community in which we operate   Economic performance
Community
Case study: Converting mineral wealth to national treasure: the challenges of mining and development

EC9Indirect impact This Report
Environmental performance indicators
 Management approach  8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility Environment
Aspect: Materials
EN1Weight of materials used 6Seek continual improvement in our environmental performance 8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibilityGRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
EN2Percentage of materials used that are recycledNot material
GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)

Aspect: Energy
EN3Direct energy consumption by primary source 6Seek continual improvement in our environmental performance 8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibilityEnvironmentGRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB), Case study: AngloGold Ashanti’s response to the power crisis
EN4Indirect energy consumption by primary sourceGRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
Aspect: Water
EN8Total water withdrawal6Seek continual improvement in our environmental performance   Environment, GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
Aspect: Biodiversity
EN11Location and size of land owned, leased or managed in, or adjacent to protected areas7Contribute to conservation of biodiversity and integrated approaches to land use planning8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibilityGRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
EN12Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity and protected areas of high biodiversity value outside of protected areas 7 Contribute to conservation of biodiversity and integrated approaches to land use planning 8 Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility Environment, GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
Aspect: Emissions, effluents and waste
EN16Total direct and indirect GHG emissions by weight 6 Seek continual improvement in our environmental performance 8 Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility Environment, GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
EN17Other relevant indirect GHG emissions by weight Data not yet available
GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)

EN19Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
EN20NOx, Sox and other significant air emissions by weight GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
EN21Total water discharge by quality and destination GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
EN22Total weight of waste by type and disposal method GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
EN23Total number and volume of significant spills Environmental incidents report (PDF - 73KB)
EN26Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products 8Facilitate and encourage responsible product design, use, re-use, recycling and disposal 8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibilityN/A2
EN27Percentage of products sold that is reclaimed at the end of the products’ useful life by product categoryNot material. Economic performance, GRI Environmental Indicators(PDF - 298KB)
Aspect: Compliance
EN28Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations 6Seek continual improvement in our environmental performance8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility Ethics and governance, Environment
Aspect: Overall
EN23 GRI 2002,
MM supple-ment
Total amount of land owned, leased and managed for production activities or extractive use. Total land disturbed and unrehabilitated, newly mined and rehabilitated land 7Contribute to conservation of biodiversity and integrated approaches to land use planning 8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibilityEnvironment, GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
MM3The number/percentage of sites identified as requiring biodiversity management plans, and the number/percentage of sites with plans in placeGRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)
Country Reports


MM4Percentage of product(s) derived from secondary materials. This includes both post-consumer recycled material and waste from industrial sources (e.g. new scrap from fabricators and old scrap from end-of-life equipment), but excludes internal recycling within the facility 8Facilitate and encourage responsible product design, use, re-use, recycling and disposal of our products Not material
GRI Environmental Indicators (PDF - 298KB)

MM5Describe policies for assessing the eco-efficiency and sustainability attributes of products (e.g. recyclability, material use, energy use, toxicity, etc.)GRI Environmental Indicators(PDF - 298KB)
MM6Describe approach to management of overburden, rock, tailings, and sludges/ residues, including assessment of risks; structural stability of storage facilities; metal leaching potential; and hazardous properties 6Seek continual improvement of our environmental performanceGRI Environmental Indicators(PDF - 298KB)
Social performance indicators
Labour practices and decent work
Aspect: Employment
Management approach9 Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the communities in which we operate   Employment
LA1Total workforce by employment type, contract and regionEmployment
LA2Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, genderEmployment
LA3Benefits provided to full-time employeesEmployment, Country Reports
Aspect: Labour/management relations
LA4Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements 3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities   Employment
LA5Minimum notice period and consultation and negotiation practices with employees and/or their representatives regarding operational changesEmployment
Aspect: Occupational health and safety
LA6Percentage of workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational safety programmes 5Seek continual improvement in our health and safety performance   Safety and Health
LA7Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities by regionSafety and Health
LA8Education, training, counselling, prevention and risk control programmes in place to assist workforce members, their families or community members regarding serious diseaseHIV & AIDS
LA9Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unionsSafety and Health
MM12Describe approach to identifying, preparing for, and responding to emergency situations affecting employees, communities or the environment. Include a description of the nature of existing skills, teams who respond to emergency situations, training, drills, review processes and community involvementSafety and Health3 , Country Reports
MM13Number of new cases of occupational disease by type. Describe programmes to prevent occupational disease Safety and Health
Aspect: Training and education
LA10Average hours of training per year per employee per category 9Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the communities in which we operate   Employment
LA11Programmes for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endingsEmployment
LA12Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviewsEmployment
Aspect: Diversity and equal opportunity
LA13Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity 1Implement and maintain ethical business practices and sound systems of corporate governance   Employment
LA14Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee categoryEmployment4
Human rights
 Management approach    Community: Key developments, Renewing the mission, vision and values, Management systems and accountability 
Aspect: Investment and procurement practices
HR1Percentage and total number of significant investments and agreements that include human rights screening 3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities 6Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupationHuman rights5
HR2Percentage of significant suppliers that have undergone screening on human rights and actions takenHuman rights5
HR3Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained Human rights5
Aspect: Non-discrimination
HR4Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities6Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupationHuman rights
Aspect: Freedom of association and collective bargaining
HR5Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities3Uphold freedom of association and recognition of right to collective bargainingHuman rights
Aspect: Child labour
HR6Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities5Uphold abolition of child labour Human rights
Aspect: Forced and compulsory labour
HR7Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labour3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities4Eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labourHuman rights
Aspect: Security practices
HR8Percentage of security personnel trained in the organisation’s policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities  Human rights
Aspect: Indigenous rights
HR9Total number of incidents or violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities   Human rights
Society
 Management approach    Community: Key developments, Renewing the mission, vision and values, Management systems and accountability 
Aspect: Community
SO1Nature, scope and effectiveness of any programmes and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating and exiting2Integrate sustainable development considerations within the corporate decision-making process  Community
Aspect: Corruption
SO2Percentage and total number of business units analysed for risks related to corruption 1Implement and maintain ethical business practices and sound systems of corporate governance   Ethics and governance
SO3Percentage of employees trained in organisation’s anticorruption policies and proceduresEthics and governance6
SO4Actions taken in response to incidents of corruptionEthics and governance
Aspect: Public policy
SO5Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying 10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders   Ethics and governance: Voluntary compliance and results of whistle-blowing cases
SO6Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutions.Ethics and governance
Aspect: Anti-competitive behaviour
SO7Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust and monopoly practices and their outcomes10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders   Ethics and governance
Aspect: Compliance
SO8Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary compliance with laws and regulations10Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders   Safety and Health, Environment
MM11Describe process for identifying local communities’ land and customary rights, including those of indigenous peoples, and grievance mechanisms used to resolve any disputes 3Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities 1 and 2Support and respect protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and ensure they are not complicit in human rights abusesCommunity, Case study: An integrated approach to land management for
AngloGold Ashanti

MM7Describe significant incidents affecting communities during the reporting period, and grievance mechanisms used to resolve the incidents and their outcomesCommunity
MM8Describe programmes in which the reporting organisation has been involved that addressed artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) within company areas of operationCommunity , Country Reports

MM9Describe resettlement policies and activities: identify sites where resettlements took place and the number of households resettled in each; and include practices regarding resettlement and compensation, and the degree of alignment with the World Bank Operational Directive on Involuntary ResettlementCommunity, Case study: An integrated approach to land management for
AngloGold Ashanti

MM10Number of percentage of operations with closure plans, covering social – including labour transition – environmental and economic aspects. Describe company policy, stakeholder engagement processes, frequency of plan review, and amount and type of financial provisions for closure2Integrate sustainable development considerations within the corporate decision-making process  Employment , Country Reports
Product responsibility
 Management approach    Economic performance, Safety and Health 
Aspect: Customer health and safety    
PR1Life 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  9Encourage development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologyEconomic performance7
Aspect: Product and service labelling    
PR3Procedures for product and service information and labelling    Economic performance
Aspect: Marketing and communications    
PR6Programmes of adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship    N/A, Ethics and governance: Marketing and communications
Customer privacy    
PR9Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services    N/A, Ethics and governance: Marketing and communications and customer privacy

Additional indicators are shaded

1Partially reported as this varies from region to region. Liabilities owing to defined contributions are not considered to be significant.

2AngloGold Ashanti’s product, gold, has little impact on the environment once it is in its final form. This indicator is not considered to be significant to the company as a result.

3Approaches to emergency preparedness differ significantly from region to region, depending on the location of operations, proximity of local communities, local legislation, etc. This aspect is reported in greater detail in the Country and Operational reports as a result.

4As the percentage of women employed in the group is still low, and women are largely still limited to administrative positions. this measure is not considered to be meaningful.

5Systems currently being implemented to better monitor performance in these areas.

6While all employees are informed of the company’s values, Code of Ethics and other anti-corruption policies and procedures, insufficient monitoring mechanisms are in place to measure the effectiveness of this training and this indicator cannot therefore be fully reported.

7Gold as a product is benign and has little impact on health and safety in its final form.

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