AngloGold Ashanti reports to a wide range of stakeholders and business partners including shareholders, employees, community members and many other interested parties in all of the countries and regions in which it operates. For this reason, our Annual Report comprises a number of documents, in different formats. Information on where to find the full suite of reports and how to use this one, the Report to Society 2007, may be found in Using this report.
The Report to Society should in itself be viewed as comprising three parts:
The Report to Society has been prepared to reflect the operations of the AngloGold Ashanti group and its managed subsidiaries and joint ventures. Details of these may be found in the Corporate Profile. There have been no significant changes to the group other than those reported in the Economic performance section.
The report has been produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) G3 guidelines and in alignment with the principles of the International Council of Metals and Mining (ICMM) and the UN Global Compact. AngloGold Ashanti is a member of both these organisations.
Data measurement techniques are reported in the sections where data appears. Where there have been restatements, this has been indicated. There has not been any significant divergence from the GRI indicator protocols.
This Report to Society is produced on an annual basis for the company’s financial year, that is 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007. The previous Report to Society was published in March 2007, for the 2006 financial year. Unless otherwise stated $ refers to US dollars throughout this report.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been appointed to provide independent assurance on key performance information reported, as described in the assurance report. AngloGold Ashanti has declared an A+ level of reporting and will seek a further review by the GRI of this declaration following the publication of the report.
The person responsible for the collation of this report, who will assist with any queries is Alan Fine, Public Affairs Manager, based at the group’s corporate head office in Johannesburg. His contact details are: +27 11 637 6000 or AFine@AngloGoldAshanti.com.
We welcome feedback on this report and its contents. An electronic feedback form is available on the company website.
AngloGold Ashanti Annual Report 2007 – Report to Society