Reporting on issues that matter

We understand that good sustainability reporting focuses on the issues that are most important to our stakeholders as well as to us, which is why – as a business – we are refining and improving our content selection process for sustainability reporting.


Message from the CEO

The year 2009 will be remembered as a year of change. Globally, it was a year in which relationships between business and government were recalibrated, as governments intervened to offset the worst effects of the financial crisis.

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Mark Cutifani Chief Executive Officer



GRI A+ GRI checked

Supplementary data

We are committed to reporting at an A+ level against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines.

Voluntary Principles
Global compact

Our sustainability performance

We report on our sustainability performance as follows:

Safety and health – employees and communities

At AngloGold Ashanti, people are at the centre of the business. In this context, we reaffirm that we cannot accept injuries or impairment to health as a consequence of our work.

Environment, community and human rights

Many of AngloGold Ashanti’s operations are located in remote areas where there are few formal employment opportunities, or in regions where artisanal miners operate.


Through the System for People, the group is implementing a structured, common approach for working together to support long-term business improvements and value creation.

Economic performance

AngloGold Ashanti’s primary business is to maximise the returns delivered to shareholders throughout the economic cycle, by responsibly and efficiently producing gold.

Case studies

This report covers the financial year ended 31 December 2009 and updates information contained in the Report to Society 2008, published in March 2009.

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI Sustainability Review 2009