GRI Content Index

Profile (page numbers refer to the group-level report unless otherwise indicated)
 
GRI Number Content Pages
1. Strategy and analysis
1.1 Statement by the CEO about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and its strategy CEO’s letter
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks and opportunities Our commitments
(detail is contained in the relevant report sections as indicated in the contents page on page 2 of the group-level report)
2. Organisational profile
2.1 Name of the organisation About AngloGold Ashanti
2.2 Primary brands, products and services About AngloGold Ashanti
2.3 Operational structure and major divisions About AngloGold Ashanti
2.4 Location of organisation's headquarters About AngloGold Ashanti
2.5 Countries with major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report About AngloGold Ashanti
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form About AngloGold Ashanti
2.7 Markets served About AngloGold Ashanti
2.8 Scale of reporting organisation About AngloGold Ashanti
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period Sustainable gold – our report
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period About AngloGold Ashanti
3. Report parameters
3.1 Reporting period Sustainable gold – our report
3.2 Date of previous report Sustainable gold – our report
3.3 Reporting cycle Sustainable gold – our report
3.4 Contact point Sustainability contacts
Report scope and boundary
3.5 Process for defining report content Sustainable gold – our report and Supplementary Information: About this report
3.6 Boundary of the report Sustainable gold – our report
3.7 Limitations on the scope or boundary of the report Sustainable gold – our report
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures or subsidiaries Sustainable gold – our report
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations Sustainable gold – our report and Supplementary Information: About this report
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information About this report
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods Sustainable gold – our report
GRI content index
3.12 Table identifying the location of the disclosures in the report This page
Assurance
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report Sustainable gold – our report
4. Governance, commitments, engagement
4.1 Governance structure of the organisation including committees Ethics and governance
4.2 Independence of the chair Ethics and governance
4.3 Independence of board Ethics and governance
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the board Ethics and governance
4.5 Linkage between compensation and performance Ethics and governance
4.6 Processes to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided Ethics and governance
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications of board Ethics and governance
4.8 Internally developed relevant statements of mission or principles Vision, mission and values
4.9 Procedure for risk identification and compliance Implementation of the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework at AngloGold Ashanti
4.10 Processes for evaluating the board's own performance Ethics and governance
Commitments to external initiatives
4.11 Explanation of use and precautionary approach Implementation of the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework at AngloGold Ashanti
4.12 Externally developed charters, principles and other initiatives endorsed Communities: Participation in public policy development
4.13 Memberships in associations and advocacy bodies Communities: Participation in public policy development
Stakeholder engagement
4.14 List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder engagement
4.15 Basis of identification and selection of stakeholders Stakeholder engagement, AngloGold Ashanti and communities: Our approach to community
engagement
, Engagement with government, A life cycle approach: exploration and closure: Stakeholder engagement in the exploration stage of a project
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder engagement, AngloGold Ashanti and communities: Our approach to community, Engagement with government, A life cycle approach: exploration and closure: Stakeholder engagement in the exploration stage of a project
4.17 Key topics and concerns of stakeholders and how organisation has responded to these Stakeholder engagement, AngloGold Ashanti and communities: Our approach to community, Engagement with government, A life cycle approach: exploration and closure: Stakeholder engagement in the exploration stage of a project, Supplementary Information:  About this report
During 2011 and 2012, additional work will be undertaken to identify users of our sustainability reporting, and to tailor the content and presentation of our reporting to meet the information requirements of these groups

Economic performance indicators

Management approach Communities: Management approach
 Management approach: Economic performanceCommunities: Management approach and Sustainability report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
 Management approach: Market presenceCommunities: Management approach and Sustainability report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
 Management approach: Indirect economic impactsCommunities: Management approach and Sustainability report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Aspect: Economic performance
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and to capital providers and governments. Reporting on the countries of operation that are either candidate to or compliant with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), in line with AngloGold Ashanti’s commitment to EITI. Communities: Economic value added statementAdditional information, and AngloGold Ashanti and communities
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change Communities: Additional information
EC3 Coverage of the organisation's defined benefit plan obligations Communities: Additional information
EC4 Significant payment to and financial assistance from government Communities: Payments to government
Aspect: Market presence
EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant areas of operation Communities: Additional information
EC6 Policy, practices and proportions of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation Communities: Additional information
EC7 Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from local community at locations of significant operation Communities: Additional information
Aspect: Indirect economic impacts
EC8 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided for public benefit through commercial, in kind, or pro bono engagement Communities: Community investment
EC9 Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Communities: Additional information

Environmental performance indicators

Management approach Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Management approach and  Sustainability report: Environmental and natural resource stewardship
Management approach: MaterialsEnvironment: Management approach and Sustainability Report: Environmental and natural resource stewardship
Management approach: EnergySustainability Report: Environmental and natural resource stewardship
Management approach: WaterSustainability Report: Environmental and natural resource stewardship
Management approach: BiodiversitySustainability Report: Environmental and natural resource stewardship
Management approach: Emissions, effluents and waste Sustainability Report: Environmental and natural resource stewardship
Management approach: Products and services Sustainability Report: Environmental and natural resource stewardship
Management approach: ComplianceSustainability Report: Ethics and governance
Management approach: TransportNot applicable
Management approach: OverallNot applicable
Aspect: Materials
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
Aspect: Energy
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary source Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Direct energy consumption
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Indirect energy consumption
Aspect: Water
EN8 Total water usage/withdrawal by source Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Water consumption
Aspect: Biodiversity
EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased or managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Use of land in or close to areas of high biodiversity value
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
MM1 Amount of land (owned or leased, and managed for production activities or extractive use) disturbed or rehabilitated Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Amount of land owned, leased or managed for production
MM2 The number/percentage of sites identified as requiring biodiversity management plans, according to stated criteria, and the number/percentage of sites with plans in place Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
Aspect: Emissions, effluents and waste
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight
EN20 NOx, SOx and other air emissions by weight Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Water discharge
EN22 Total waste by weight, type and disposal method Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Reportable environmental incidents at AngloGold Ashanti operations in 2010
MM3 The approach to the management of overburden, rock, tailings, and sludges, residues, including assessment of risks, structural stability of storage facilities, metal leaching potential, and hazardous properties Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
Aspect: Products and services
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and extent of impact mitigation Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information
Aspect: Compliance
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Environmental and natural resource stewardship: Additional information

Labour practices and decent work performance indicators

Management approach Labour, employment and transformation, Sustainability report: AngloGold Ashanti and people and AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Management approach: EmploymentSustainability report: AngloGold Ashanti and people
Management approach: Labour/management relations Sustainability report: AngloGold Ashanti and people and Human rights and business
Management approach: Occupational health and safety Sustainability report: Improving operational safety performance
Management approach: Training and education Sustainability report: AngloGold Ashanti and people
Management approach: Diversity and equal opportunity Sustainability report: AngloGold Ashanti and people and AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Aspect: Employment
LA1(1) Total workforce by employment type, contract and region Labour, employment and transformation: Number of employees and contractors
LA2(2) Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region Labour, employment and transformation: Employee turnover
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees, not provided to temporary or part-time employees Labour, employment and transformation: Additional information
  1. (1) Systems are not currently in place to report fully against this parameter. A feasibility study is underway to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in the business. Depending on the outcome of this feasibility study and the start date of the project, the system should be operational three years after the start date. Please refer to Labour, employment and transformation: Number of employees and contractors for more detail.
  2. (2) Separation by age group is not a parameter that is used in our human resource management and systems are not therefore in place to report against this indicator. Please refer to Labour, employment and transformation: Employee turnover for more detail.
Aspect: Labour/management relations
LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements Labour, employment and transformation: Additional information
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements Labour, employment and transformation: Additional information
Aspect: Occupational health and safety
LA6 Percentage of workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programmes Operational safety: Additional information and Occupational and community health
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities by region Operational safety: Number of work related fatalities, Fatal injury frequency rate, All injury frequency rate, Lost time injury frequency rate and Occupational and community health: Management approach, Cases of silicosis, Number of employees and contractors attending VCT programmes
LA8 Education, training, counselling, prevention and risk control programmes in place to assist workforce members, their families or community members regarding serious diseases Occupational and community health: Cases of silicosis, Compensable cases of noise-induced hearing loss, Cases of tuberculosis, Cases of occupational lung disease, Malaria, HIV/Aids
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions Occupational and community health: Additional information
Aspect: Training and education
LA10* Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category Labour, employment and transformation: Additional information
LA11 Programmes for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Labour, employment and transformation: Additional information
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews Labour, employment and transformation: Additional information
Aspect: Diversity and equal opportunity
LA13* Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Labour, employment and transformation: Composition of workforce
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category Labour, employment and transformation: Additional information

Human rights performance indicators

Management approach Human rights: Management approach and Sustainability Report: Human rights and business
 Management approach: Investment and procurement practices Sustainability Report: Human rights and business
 Management approach: Non-discrimination Sustainability Report: Human rights and business
 Management approach: Freedom of association and collective bargaining Sustainability Report: Human rights and business
 Management approach: Child labourSustainability Report: Human rights and business
 Management approach: Forced and compulsory labour Sustainability Report: Human rights and business
 Management approach: Security practices Sustainability Report: Human rights and business
 Management approach: Indigenous rights Sustainability Report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Aspect: Investment and procurement practices
HR1 Percentage and total number of significant investments and agreements that include human rights screening or that have undergone human rights screening Human rights: Additional information
HR2(1) Percentage of significant suppliers that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken Human rights: Additional information
HR3(2) Total 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 rights: Additional information 
  1. (1) Systems are not currently in place to report fully against this parameter. Screening will be initiated in 2011 and it is anticipated that full reporting against this parameter will be undertaken from 2016. Please refer to Human rights: Additional information for more detail.
  2. (1)
  3. Only hours of training for security personnel on human rights policies and procedures are currently recorded. Hours of general employee training is not considered to be a significant indicator for the business. Please refer to Human rights: Additional information for more detail.
Aspect: Non-discrimination
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken Human rights: Additional information  
Aspect: Freedom of association and collective bargaining
HR5 Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights Human rights: Additional information   
Aspect: Child labour
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labour, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labour Human rights: Additional information   
Aspect: Forced and compulsory labour
HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labour Human rights: Additional information
Aspect: Security practices
HR8 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organisation’s policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations Human rights: Percentage of security personnel trained in human rights
Aspect: Indigenous rights
HR9 Total number of incidents or violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken Human rights: Additional information

Society performance indicators

Management approach Human rights: Management approach and Mine life cycle: Management approach and Sustainability Report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Management approach: CommunitySustainability Report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Management approach: CorruptionSustainability Report: Ethics and governance
Management approach: Public policyCommunities: Participation in public policy development, and Sustainability Report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Management approach: Anti-competitive behaviourCommunities: Additional information
Management approach: ComplianceSustainability Report: Ethics and governance
Management approach: Artisanal and small-scale miningSustainability Report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Management approach: ResettlementSustainability Report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Management approach: Closure planningSustainability Report: A life cycle approach: exploration and closure
Management approach: Grievance mechanisms and proceduresSustainability Report: AngloGold Ashanti and communities
Management approach: Emergency preparedness Communities: Management approach
Aspect: Community
SO1 Nature, scope and effectiveness of any programmes and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating and exiting Communities: Additional information
Aspect: Corruption
SO2 Percentage and total number of business units analysed for risks related to corruption Human rights: Whistle-blowing reports received in 2010
SO3(1) Percentage of employees trained in organisation's anticorruption policies and procedures Human rights: Additional information
SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption Human rights: Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption
  1. (1) Training is undertaken but systems are not in place to record the percentage of employees trained. Given the complexity of the company and the broad spectrum of employees to be trained, we are only likely to be able to report fully against this parameter over the longer term. See Human rights: Additional information for more detail.
Aspect: Public policy
SO5 Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying Communities: Participation in public policy development
SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutions Communities: Additional information
Aspect: Anti-competitive behaviour
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust and monopoly practices and their outcomes Communities: Additional information
Aspect: Compliance
SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations, and summary of judgments made against the organisation in areas related to health, safety and labour laws Communities: Additional information 
Aspect: Community
MM6* Number and description of significant disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous Peoples Communities: Additional information 
MM7* The extent to which grievance mechanisms were used to resolve disputes relating to land use, customary rights of local communities and Indigenous Peoples, and the outcomes Communities: Additional information
Aspect: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
MM8* Number (and percentage) of company operating sites where artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) takes place on, or adjacent to, the site; the associated risks and the actions taken to manage and mitigate these risks Communities: Additional information 
Aspect: Resettlement
MM9* Sites where resettlements took place, the number of households resettled in each, and how their livelihoods were affected in the process Communities: Additional information 
  1. * Partial response to GRI Mining and Metals Sector Supplement indicators coming into effect from January 2012.
Aspect: Closure Planning
MM10 Number and percentage of operations with closure plans Mine life cycle: Additional information

Product responsibility performance indicators

Management approach Product responsibility: Management approach
Management approach: Customer privacyNot applicable
Management approach: Customer health and safetyProduct responsibility: Management approach
Management approach: Product and service labellingProduct responsibility: Product and service labelling  
Management approach: Marketing and communicationsProduct responsibility: Adherence to marketing communications laws, standards and codes  
Management approach: Materials stewardshipProduct responsibility: Management approach
Management approach: ComplianceProduct responsibility: Fines relating to provision and use of products and services and Sustainability Report: Ethics and governance
Aspect: Customer health and safety
PR1 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 Product responsibility: Health and safety impacts of products
Aspect: Product and service labelling
PR3 Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements Product responsibility: Health and safety impacts of products 
Aspect: Marketing and communications
PR6 Programmes of adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship Product responsibility: Product and service labelling  
Aspect: Compliance
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. Product responsibility: Fines relating to provision and use of products and services