Anglo American voluntarily contributes to a number of
sustainability indices that benchmark and track the performance of
the most socially responsible companies. Such indices provide
investors with an independent evaluation of our approach to
sustainable development, and encourage transparent disclosure of
non-financial information within our industry.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent
not-for-profit organisation that holds the largest database of
primary corporate climate change information available.
Organisations take part by measuring their greenhouse gas emissions
and disclosing them along with their climate change strategies to
The project launched in 2000 to collect and distribute data that
would motivate companies, investors and governments to take action
in preventing dangerous climate change.
Today, more than 2,500 organisations in 60 countries around the
world participate in the project, and use the data to set reduction
targets and make performance improvements.
This data is made available for use by a wide audience including
institutional investors, corporations, policymakers and their
advisors, public sector organisations, government bodies, academics
and the public.
Anglo American's involvement in the Carbon Disclosure
Anglo American is a firm supporter the work of CDP and has
participated in disclosing its greenhouse emission data and climate
change strategy to CDP since the project launched. In 2010 review,
Anglo American scored 85 points and listed subsidiary, Anglo
Platinum, scored 89 - a leading mining company performance in the
materials sector. Our CDP questionnaire results are available to
view for 2008, 2009 and 2010: