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Ensuring integrated closure

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

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Mine Closure Committee, Obuasi, Ghana
Obuasi Mine’s Closure Consultative Committee

The key purpose of the Closure Consultative Committee (CCC) is to track the implementation of the mine’s reclamation plan, ensuring that the completion criteria contained in RSA are met.

Successful trial farm at Old Tailings Storage Facility at Iduapriem

The development and execution of a closure plan is intrinsic in the planning and during the operation of any AngloGold Ashanti project. Planning for closure is part of a wider development plan and until approval has been given by the relevant authorities, progress on any new operation cannot begin.

Cashew nut plantation, Siguiri, Guinea
Siguiri cashew project: creating sustainable livelihoods

After extensive consultation with the community of Siguiri to address high levels of unemployment and looking at what was available as a source of income for the community, a decision was made to construct a semi-mechanised cashew processing plant.

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Quebradona Biodiversity Initiative

A ground-breaking plan to create and integrate a park and biodiversity centre into its Quebradona copper-gold project, in Colombia’s Antioquia province.

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