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Closure management

Our approach to closure management seeks to ensure that our activities minimise adverse impacts on people, the environment and broader society.

The social impact of closure is perhaps the least understood and potentially the most difficult element to gauge and manage effectively. AngloGold Ashanti recognises the importance of fostering and contributing to resilient and self-sustaining communities over the entire lifecycle of mining operations.

Economic considerations are integral to integrated closure planning, exploring and capitalising on economic succession planning throughout the entire mining lifecycle – from design, through operations and beyond closure.

From an environmental point of view, we continue to ensure that all our operations have closure plans that comply with all applicable laws, regulations and requirements. In line with contributing towards the SDG 15, we continue to conduct environmental assessments and ensure investment in post-closure rehabilitation both for purposes of land restoration and biodiversity enhancement.

Our Closure Planning Standard was established to set a consistent benchmark across all our operations and ensure multi-disciplinary identification and management of current and future closure risks and liabilities in a manner that adds value.

Policies and standards

For further information, refer to <SR>2020: Integrated closure

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