Engaging with our stakeholders
Inclusive stakeholder engagement and effective management of stakeholder relations, concerns and expectations have a direct bearing on our ability to deliver on our strategy and create sustained value.
Open, honest and
respectful stakeholder engagement with communities supports our social licence to operate
Our approach to and rationale for engagement
We are committed to collaborative stakeholder engagement. Our integrated, inclusive stakeholder engagement process seeks to balance the needs, interests and expectations of stakeholders with those of AngloGold Ashanti. This process is fundamentally important at every stage of our business cycle – from exploration through to mine closure.
Our engagement structures are aimed at helping us navigate the political, regulatory and legislative environments in which we operate, providing insights into potential risks, opportunities and material sustainability issues with the potential to affect our ability to create value, so enabling us to better manage and act on such risks, opportunities and issues, to maintain our social licence to operate, to deliver on our strategy and to create sustained long-term value.
Oversight and accountability
While ultimate responsibility for stakeholder engagement lies with the Board, the Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee assists with oversight of our stakeholder engagement framework and structures. The committee reviews the related framework and engagement structures annually.
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Engaging with the media
Media engagement helps facilitate improved understanding of AngloGold Ashanti’s business among government stakeholders, the investment community and the general public, promotes transparent and accurate reporting, and contributes to constructive relationships with other stakeholders. It also aids reputation management, improves transparency and credibility, supports our social licence to operate, and can address speculation and misinformation in the public domain.