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 CDP.
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 Project
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 the 2012 review, Anglo American scored 94 points and listed subsidiary, Anglo Platinum, scored 96. Anglo American and Anglo American Platinum were the only mining companies included in the Global 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. Anglo American also achieved an “A” Carbon Performance rating.