Anglo American Leads the Mining Industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2013

  Anglo American Leads the Mining Industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, September 17, 2013

LONDON, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Anglo American has been recognised for excellence in sustainability for the 11
^th consecutive year and as mining industry leader for the second year running
in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2013.

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: "We are delighted that
Anglo American has again been recognised as the mining industry leader in
sustainability. We continue to work hard as a team to ensure that
sustainability is firmly embedded in our policies, strategies and everyday
practices - to be at the heart of everything we do. I'm particularly proud
that Anglo American achieved the best environmental score for the mining
industry, recognising our strong performance in climate change strategy and
energy efficiency."

"Our energy and carbon management programme, which we call ECO2MAN, is helping
us to better understand and lower our energy consumption. In 2012 we reduced
the amount of energy we used by 5% against our business as usual plan, saving
us $75m in costs. Our water management tool, WETT, has made a significant
contribution towards reducing our water usage and we now recycle or reuse 72%
of our water across the board, with recycling levels as high as 90% at four of
our operations. We have also set benchmarks for engaging and supporting host
communities, for example through our award-winning Socio-Economic Assessment
Toolbox and our small business development programmes." 

"There's no doubt we are making very good progress but there is more work to
do. We will continue to focus on innovation in technology and building
stronger, more collaborative relationships with industry, NGOs, government and
civil society to create positive impacts for the local communities where we
operate," Mr Cutifani said.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices follow a best-in-class approach,
including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in
numerous sustainability metrics. The Index, assured by an external auditor,
assesses economic, environmental and social performance and includes a review
of policies and performance in corporate governance, risk management, climate
change, energy consumption, health and safety, supply chain standards and
workplace relations, among others.

Anglo American has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices each year
since 2003 and, rising to Gold Class in 2010.

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Anglo American is one of the world's largest mining companies, is
headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock
exchanges. Our portfolio of mining businesses meets our customers' changing
needs and spans bulk commodities - iron ore and manganese, metallurgical coal
and thermal coal; base metals and minerals - copper, nickel, niobium and
phosphates; and precious metals and minerals - in which we are a global leader
in both platinum and diamonds. At Anglo American, we are committed to working
together with our stakeholders -our investors, our partners and our
employees-to create sustainable value that makes a real difference, while
upholding the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all our
businesses and geographies. The company's mining operations, pipeline of
growth projects and exploration activities span southern Africa, South
America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.

Contact: For further information, please contact: Media, UK, Emily Blyth, Tel:
+44(0)20-7968-8481 ; Investors, UK, Leng Lau, Tel: +44(0)20-7968-8540 ; South
Africa, Pranill Ramchander, Tel: +27(0)11-638-2592 ; Sarah McNally, Tel:
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