Anglo American first mining company to receive the prestigious CommunityMark awardAnglo American is the first mining company to be awarded the prestigious
CommunityMark award by the UK organisation Business in the Community, whose
members recognise the relationship between responsible business practice and social
and environmental needs.
Anglo American's strong commitment to investing in and partnering with local
communities worldwide has been recognised by this award which is endorsed by the
UK government, and is the only national standard that publicly recognises excellence
in community investment.
Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll said, "This recognition is a great honour for
Anglo American and we are very proud to be the first mining company to win the
CommunityMark Award. It is a tribute to the remarkable work performed by all our
employees on projects, sites, mines, and in communities throughout the world and the
partnerships formed with various non-governmental organizations (NGOs)."
"Operating our businesses in a socially and environmentally responsible way, and
earning and deserving trust, are fundamental to our license to operate, and to
delivering long-term value to our investors. We will continue to partner to best effect,
and ensure that our operations are conducted in a socially beneficial manner." she
Business in the Community took into account the views of Anglo American's
community partners, surveying them in an effort to ensure the Group is living up to its
Business in the Community Chief Executive Stephen Howard commended Anglo
American for wining the award.
"Investing in communities is integral to commercial success in any economic climate,
bringing long-term sustainable benefits to both businesses and communities. We are
delighted to celebrate the achievements of Anglo American, and welcome them into
the impressive group, all of whom have demonstrated innovation and leadership in
"Business in the Community reported a strong response from Anglo American
employees, on the request for feedback about the company. This indicates that Anglo
American employees are proud to work for an employer that recognises the crucial
importance of partnering with and investing in communities."
The CommunityMark Awards recognise companies that have demonstrated
excellence in their approach across five community investment principles. In these
principles, companies identify the social issues that are most pressing to the
communities in which they work, and work in partnership with them, leveraging
combined expertise for mutual benefit. These companies also plan and manage
community investment, inspire and engage employees, customers and suppliers to
support community programmes, and measure and evaluate the difference that the
investment has in the community and on business. There are a total of 34
CommunityMark companies, ranging from leading banks and retailers, to energy
providers, professional services firms and small businesses.
Anglo American plc, in conjunction with Northern Dynasty Minerals Limited,
is assessing the feasibility of developing the proposed Pebble Project in
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. Its 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.
Posted: May 22, 2010
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