- Published: Friday, 11 October 2013 17:36
Anglo American is one of the world’s major mining companies. Its headquarters are in the UK and it is listed on the stock exchanges in London and Johannesburg.
We are uniquely diversified, with material exposure to commodities that are vital to the continuing early-stage industrialisation of emerging economies. Our portfolio of mining businesses meets our customers’ changing needs and spans bulk commodities – iron ore and manganese, metallurgical coal and thermal coal; base metals and minerals – copper, nickel, niobium and phosphates; and precious metals and minerals – in which we are a global leader in both platinum and diamonds.
At Anglo American, we are committed to working together with our stakeholders – our investors, our partners and our employees – to create sustainable value that makes a real difference, while upholding the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all our businesses and geographies. The company’s mining operations, pipeline of growth projects and exploration activities span southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.
Mining, however, is only part of the story. Anglo American’s sector-leading exploration teams are constantly searching for the resources we will mine in the future, and we engage with a broad range of stakeholders – from governments to host communities and NGOs – to secure our right to mine those resources. Many of the commodities we mine are processed and refined further before we apply our market knowledge to deliver a quality, tailored product our customers value.
In 2008, Anglo American provided a $1-million sponsorship of the Chair of Minerals Industry Safety Risk Management at the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute. Under internationally respected risk-management expert Professor Jim Joy, much progress has been made in the area of defining and developing leading safety-risk-management practices across Anglo American operations.