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.
Anglo American's commitment to sustainability was recognised in 2011 through our inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index, the index of companies that meet a series of stringent corporate responsibility standards. The index is globally renowned and forms the basis of a wide range of ethical and sustainable investment funds. Our inclusion follows the semi-annual review of the FTSE4Good Index Series, managed by index provider FTSE Group, and is a further demonstration that operating safely, sustainably and responsibly is embedded in everything we do.
FTSE is a pioneer in responsible investment. For over a decade, FTSE has calculated responsible investment indices and has played an active role in all the major regional sustainable investment industry associations. As a founding signatory, FTSE helped develop the United Nations-backed Principles on Responsible Investment (PRI).
FTSE's dedicated Responsible Investment team, together with the independent FTSE4Good Index Policy Committee, develops the robust index criteria through an extensive consultation process with independent experts including NGOs, governmental bodies, consultants, academics, investors and the corporate sector. The criteria help investors to identify companies that minimise social and environmental risks. Companies with larger risks and impacts have to meet more challenging requirements.