We protect and responsibly manage the natural resources under our care

Our commitment to minimise waste and prevent pollution is a key aspect of living our values, supporting our business goals and maintaining our social licence to operate. 


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The mining industry has a direct impact on the environment due to the need to access land and water resources.

Indirect impacts can also result from the construction of roads, accommodation and other mining-related infrastructure in the areas where we operate. AngloGold Ashanti understands that demonstrating responsible environmental stewardship is an important aspect of acquiring and maintaining our social licence to operate.

Our environment management systems enable us to proactively identify and manage the potential environmental risks associated with our activities and to meet our compliance obligations and voluntary commitments.  In seeking to prevent pollution and environmental incidents, we have set a target of zero Reportable environmental incidents, as defined in our incident classification standard.

Environmental stewardship includes:

  • Responsible and efficient water management
  • Reducing air quality emissions
  • Mitigating our impact on and contribute to biodiversity conservation
  • Responsible stewardship of the materials we use
  • Efficient management of energy resources
  • Mitigating climate related risk
  • Integrating environmental and social aspects into progressive mine closure