At Anglo American, we are working to make this future a reality – combining integrity, creativity and smart innovation, with the utmost consideration for our people, their families, local communities, our customers and the world at large – to better connect the resources in the ground to the people who need and value them.
For the past 100 years, our employees have led from the front. Today, we are leading the industry forward again by finding new ways to mine and process our products. Using less water, less energy, and more precise extraction technologies, we are reducing our physical footprint for every ounce, carat, and kilo of precious metal or mineral. While also working together to develop better jobs, a better education and better businesses, we are building brighter and healthier futures around our operations, in our host countries and ultimately for billions of people around the world who depend on our products every day.
As we look out to the next 100 years, we will continue to unearth the potential beneath our feet, the potential that mining enables – both locally and globally.
That’s why at Anglo American, we are re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.
Our aim is to be carbon neutral across all of our operations (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2040.
We define carbon neutrality as a condition in which during a specified period there has been no net increase in the global emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere as a result of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with our operations during the same period.
On the way to achieving our ambition, we are aiming for 8 of our sites to be carbon neutral by 2030 and have a goal of a 30% reduction of our operational (Scopes 1 and 2) emissions by 2030, against a 2016 baseline.
In 2021 approximately 36% of the electricity we use was generated from renewable sources.
By 2023, all of the electricity we use in our South American (Brazil, Chile and Peru) operations will be from renewable sources.
In Southern Africa we are working on a renewable energy ecosystem which would significantly boost renewable electricity provision and ensure that by 2030 all of our electricity is provided from renewable sources in that continent.
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.