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Statement from WIM Platinum Sponsor Anglo American plc

By 26/11/2010March 9th, 2018News

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. 

In order to achieve this, we own, operate and grow, through discovery and acquisition, world class mining assets in those commodities that we believe deliver the best returns through the economic cycle and over the long term. We aim to focus on those commodities in which we have advantaged positions and on large scale assets with long lives, low cost profiles and with clear expansion potential.

Our unique portfolio mix spans:

  • precious metals and minerals – platinum and diamonds, in both of which we are a global leader;
  • base metals – copper and nickel; and
  • bulk commodities – iron ore, metallurgical coal and thermal coal.

Our structure aims to facilitate the delivery of performance and efficiencies to outperform the competition.

Each commodity business is focused on operational excellence, project delivery and driving its cost position further down its industry curve, while the lean corporate centre facilitates the extraction of value beyond what is achievable by the businesses alone. Through close collaboration, the substantial benefits of Anglo American’s scale and performance oriented culture are realised – through value-driven leadership, the sharing of best practice, technical innovation, operational know-how and the pursuit of synergies in key value-driving functions such as supply chain and asset optimisation.

Operating safely, sustainably and responsibly is embedded in everything we do.

The safety of our people is a core value and we are relentless in striving to achieve our goal of zero harm. We are committed to environmental stewardship and minimising the environmental impact of our operations. We aim to make a sustainable and positive difference to community development and act with integrity to build respectful relationships with the societies in which we work. Behaving in this way, supported by strong governance and risk management processes, enables us to develop and maintain trust with all our stakeholders and creates value which is fundamental to our ability to deliver superior long term returns to our shareholders.

Our people are as vital to our success as our mining assets.

We are committed to our people, who determine how effectively we operate and build our reputation with our investors, partners and fellow employees every day and who we require to uphold our values. Ultimately, it is our people who will realise our ambition and deliver our strategy to be the leading global mining company.