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The AngloGold Ashanti Case Study

Taking Action:

Trend 1

Mobilisation of aligned strategic frameworks and sustainability plans

The participating members of the private sector are not only prioritising the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and mapping to the 169 targets, they are embedding the SDGs into integrated sustainability frameworks that also align to the National Development Plan and the African Union Agenda 2063. Companies are at varying stages of a process to commit to objectives and targets that are transparently reported upon, and backed by operational plans for delivery.

The Anglo American South Africa case study describes a best in class approach, where the 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been prioritised within a Sustainability Framework that is underpinned by a purpose. This purpose is to re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives. The framework is grounded around three sustainability pillars: Trusted corporate leadership, thriving communities and a healthy environment. The Anglo American SA case study shows how their Sustainable Mining Plan has defined milestones, with 33 of the SDG targets, mapped to business activities that will deliver action on the goals. The process of re-imagination is done through FutureSmart™ mining, which is an innovation led approach to sustainable mining. This strategy goes  far beyond compliance with mining law or regulatory requirements and outlines a holistic approach to making impact that positively transforms mining, through the eyes of all stakeholders.