Mining company Anglo American has been recognised for excellence in sustainability for the 14th consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2016.
Anglo American is one of only six mining companies in the index and was credited for its ongoing commitment to sustainability, particularly in its transparency through reporting on environmental and social aspects, payment transparency, mine closure, as well as impact measurement and valuation, where it scored in the top percentile of companies.
Tracey Kerr, Group Head of Safety and Sustainable Development at Anglo American, said: “We are pleased that Anglo American has continued to be recognised as a leader in sustainability and honoured to be one of only six mining companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Kerr continued: “We continue to work towards embedding sustainability across all of our practices to ensure that our business remains resilient and continues to play a wider role in society by creating real and lasting value. We achieve this by continuing to encourage every individual at Anglo American – across all disciplines – to find innovative ways to drive greater sustainability.”
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is regarded as one of the world’s foremost sustainability indices. It benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies, based on environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators based on a best-in-class approach.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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