Managing health issues
In line with our values, we believe we cannot accept ill health as a natural consequence of our business, and that our employees must be able to go home fit and well at the end of each working day. Our definition of good health is a state of complete physical, social, mental and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease and ill health. We also subscribe to the value that ‘communities in which we operate will be better off for us having been there’, which implies that our approach to health encompasses community health issues. For further discussion on AngloGold Ashanti’s management approach in this area, refer to Managing health issues in the group level report, Sustainable Gold.
The following core and additional indicators are reported in compliance with GRI in addition to indicators from the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement of the GRI (prefaced with ‘MM’ in the table below). In addition, where the response is applicable to the ICMM principles or the principles of the UN Global Compact, this is illustrated by their respective logos and .
Indicators that have been verified by Ernst & Young (E&Y) for 2010 are indicated with either a or a depending on whether the indicator has had limited or reasonable assurance.
|Percentage of workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programmes.|
|LA7 (Core)||Number of new cases of occupational disease by type.(1)|
|Education, training, counselling, prevention and risk control programmes in place for staff, their families or community members regarding serious diseases.(2)|
|Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.|
(1) Ernst & Young has provided assurance only in respect of occupational illnesses relating to silicosis, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tuberculosis (TB)
(2)Ernst & Young has assured only the following aspects of indicator LA8: number of employees on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), number of malaria cases, the malaria lost time injury frequency rate (MLTIFR) and malaria programme costs