AngloGold Ashanti's mission, values and business principles were developed in consultation with employees and are reviewed as part of an ongoing process to ensure that they more accurately reflect
the group's purpose and the way in which it does business. This process continued in 2004 and was the subject of an internal communications campaign during the year.
AngloGold Ashanti's mission:
Our business is gold. We consistently strive to create value for everyone with a stake in our company, by finding and mining gold and by developing the market for our product.
- AngloGold Ashanti consistently strives to generate competitive shareholder returns. We do this by replacing profitable gold reserves and by continuously improving the performance of our key resources - our people, our assets and our product. We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity.
- We provide our employees with opportunities to develop their skills while sharing risks and rewards in workplaces that promote innovation, teamwork and freedom with accountability. We embrace cultural diversity.
- Every manager and employee takes responsibility for health and safety; and together strive to create workplaces that are free of occupational injury and illness.
- We strive to form partnerships with host communities, sharing their environments, traditions and values. We want communities to be better off for AngloGold Ashanti having been there. We are committed to working in an environmentally
Our business principles:
We live our values through our business principles. These principles are applicable across AngloGold Ashanti and in all the countries in which we do business.
They inform the way in which we go about achieving our mission, balancing key economic, social, environmental and ethical values. These business principles which will evolve over time as we interact with our stakeholders, both internal and external, are:
Sustainable development and economic contribution
The economic aspect of sustainability concerns the organisation's effect on the economic circumstances of its
stakeholders and on the economic systems at local, national and global levels.
The economic contribution made by AngloGold Ashanti, which is far larger than just the financial profits generated by the company, includes the value of the money flows from its operations to
employees and suppliers, and the taxes and royalties paid to governments.
For a detailed Value Added
Statement, see the Annual Report 2004