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Safety and health

The health and safety of our employees is our first priority and our primary objective is to operate the business free of injury and harm.

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Zero Harm Awards champion safety innovation as part of company culture

The AngloGold Ashanti’s Safety Discipline Zero Harm Awards recognises proactive and innovative measures taken to eliminate and/or control safety hazards in support of the Company’s vision to have workplaces free from occupational injuries and illness.

Mindful momentum: elevating employee wellbeing

AngloGold Ashanti has brought mental health into the centre of its health policies and initiatives. We understand that an individual’s mental health is the bedrock of their overall health and wellbeing.

Refreshing AngloGold Ashanti’s Major Hazard Management Process

AngloGold Ashanti’s Major Hazard Control Standards form a critical part of the AngloGold Ashanti Safety Framework and support our risk management process.

A centralised monitoring system at the Iduapriem mining office
Iduapriem improves safety through fatigue management

Iduapriem has introduced a successful fatigue management system to limit the health and safety risks related to fatigue. Called Smart, the system has shown an 18% increase in alertness levels among employees over a 12-month period. This improvement was seen at all hours of the day, with the most significant increase evident during the night shift.

Health outreach day in the Binsere community near Obuasi mine
Anglogold Ashanti Ghana promotes health in the community

In 2021, AngloGold Ashanti held a health outreach day in the Binsere community near its Obuasi mine. The outreach day was a collaboration between AngloGold Ashanti, the AngloGold Ashanti Health Foundation and the Obuasi Municipal District and the Obuasi East District Health Directorates.

Strong Minds Strong Mines workshop, Australian operaitons
Australia understands how healthy minds lead to healthy mines

As part of its well-being strategy, AngloGold Ashanti Australia partnered with Strong Minds Strong Mines (SMSM) to provide a range of well-being initiatives for all Australia region employees in 2021.

Health work goes beyond the mine fence

We know that health risk is broader than the workplace and a significant proportion of determinants of health lie beyond the mine fence. Vice President: Group Health, Dr Bafedile Chauke-Moagi outlines AngloGold Ashanti’s responsibility to protecting public health.

Underground at Cuiaba mine, Brazil
CuiabÁ Safe Production Programme

Ensuring the safety and health of our employees is AngloGold Ashanti’s first value. In order to achieve this, we have a series of frameworks and guidelines that our employees adhere to every day.

Autonomous drilling at Tropicana mine, Australia
Autonomous drill improves safety at Tropicana

In 2020, AngloGold Ashanti rolled out a $6 million autonomous drill fleet at Tropicana mine. It’s an industry first for hard rock mining and is making working practices safer and increasing operating efficiencies.

In 2019, Tropicana fatigue management project was a finalist in the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards
Tropicana implements programme to address sleep disorders

AngloGold Ashanti’s Tropicana gold mine in Australia rolled out a programme based on improving health, safety and productivity outcomes by identifying and supporting people with sleep disorders.