Anglo American plc is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Anglo American’s portfolio of mining businesses spans precious metals and minerals – in which it is a global leader in both platinum and diamonds; base metals – copper and nickel; and bulk commodities – iron ore, metallurgical coal and thermal coal. Anglo American is committed to the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all its businesses and geographies and to making a sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations. The company’s mining operations and extensive pipeline of growth projects are located in southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America and Asia.
Anglo American aims to be the leading global mining company – the investment, the partner and the employer of choice – through the operational excellence of world-class assets in the most attractive commodities and a resolute commitment to the highest standards of safe and sustainable mining. Operating its businesses in a socially and environmentally responsible way, and earning and deserving trust, are fundamental to Anglo American’s licence to operate and to delivering long-term value to our investors.
The future of mining is not just about providing the growing volumes of commodities that the world needs. It’s about doing this in a cleaner more energy efficient and environmentally responsible way. It’s also about doing this in a way that benefits the communities in which we operate so they have a sustainable future once the mine gate is finally closed.
As a member of Business Call to Action Anglo American committed to establishing 12 enterprise development hubs in communities close to major mining operations in South Africa. The company has now increased this target to 24 new hubs. Entrepreneurs receive financing, mentoring and access to supply chain opportunities. This initiative is expected to create up to 25,000 new jobs in up to 1,500 new businesses over 7 years.