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Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Anglo American PLC

Anglo American positioned for a sustainable future

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Anglo American PLC
18 May 2021
 

18 May 2021

Anglo American positioned for a sustainable future

 

Anglo American's chief executive, Mark Cutifani, is today speaking at the Bank of America Global Metals and Mining conference.

 

Discussing the critical roles of metals and minerals in both the transition to a low carbon economy and the needs of a growing global population, Mr Cutifani highlights the opportunities for and the expectations on the mining industry to supply its products safely, responsibly and reliably.

 

Mark Cutifani said: "Our portfolio is increasingly tilted towards future enabling products, being those that we need to decarbonise energy and transport, and to meet consumers' needs - from home appliances, electronics and infrastructure, to food and luxury goods. We see material opportunity for Anglo American to continue to set itself apart in terms of the performance of our diversified business, further enhanced through sector-leading 25% volume growth over the next four years, led by copper and the platinum group metals.

 

"Most importantly, as the supplier of such critical materials, it is the duty of our industry to ensure that in everything we do, we act responsibly and deliver enduring value for our full breadth of stakeholders, including our planet. By integrating technology with a sustainability mindset and our clear ESG commitments - including carbon neutral operations by 2040 - we are fundamentally changing the nature of mining to position ourselves for a sustainable future."

 

 

The slide presentation is available at https://www.angloamerican.com/investors/investor-presentations and a live broadcast of the presentation at 1.20pm UK time will also be available at https://www.angloamerican.com/investors.

 

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Media

 

Investors

UK

James Wyatt-Tilby

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759

 

Marcelo Esquivel

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8891

 

Katie Ryall

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8935

 

South Africa

Nevashnee Naicker

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)71 164 5719

 

Sibusiso Tshabalala

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2175

 

Nomonde Ndwalaza

[email protected]

Tel: +27 (0) 11 638 0228

 

UK

Paul Galloway

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8718

 

Robert Greenberg

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 2124

 

Emma Waterworth

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8574

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to editors:

Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive operations, development projects and undeveloped resources, provides many of the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing consumer-driven demands of developed and maturing economies. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to mine, process, move and market our products to our customers - and to discover new resources - safely and sustainably.

 

As a responsible producer of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, the steelmaking ingredients of iron ore and metallurgical coal, and nickel - with crop nutrients in development and thermal coal operations planned for divestment - we are committed to being carbon neutral across our operations by 2040. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock sustainable value from precious natural resources for the benefit of the communities and countries in which we operate, for society as a whole, and for our shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people's lives.

www.angloamerican.com

 

 

       

 

 

 

Forward-looking statements:

This announcement includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this announcement, including, without limitation, those regarding Anglo American's financial position, business, acquisition and divestment strategy, dividend policy, plans and objectives of management for future operations (including development plans and objectives relating to Anglo American's products, production forecasts and Ore Reserves and Mineral Resource estimates) and environmental, social and corporate governance goals and aspirations, are forward-looking statements. By their nature, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Anglo American, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

 

Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding Anglo American's present and future business strategies and the environment in which Anglo American will operate in the future. Important factors that could cause Anglo American's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, levels of actual production during any period, levels of global demand and commodity market prices, mineral resource exploration and development capabilities, recovery rates and other operational capabilities, safety, health or environmental incidents, the effects of global pandemics and outbreaks of infectious diseases, the outcome of litigation or regulatory proceedings, the availability of mining and processing equipment, the ability to produce and transport products profitably, the availability of transportation infrastructure, the impact of foreign currency exchange rates on market prices and operating costs, the availability of sufficient credit, the effects of inflation, political uncertainty and economic conditions in relevant areas of the world, the actions of competitors, activities by courts, regulators and governmental authorities such as in relation to permitting or forcing closure of mines and ceasing of operations or maintenance of Anglo American's assets and changes in taxation or safety, health, environmental or other types of regulation in the countries where Anglo American operates, conflicts over land and resource ownership rights and such other risk factors identified in Anglo American's most recent Annual Report. Forward-looking statements should, therefore, be construed in light of such risk factors and undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

 

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Anglo American expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking (except as required by applicable law, the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, the UK Listing Rules, the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, the Listings Requirements of the securities exchange of the JSE Limited in South Africa, the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Botswana Stock Exchange and the Namibian Stock Exchange and any other applicable regulations) to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Anglo American's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Nothing in this announcement should be interpreted to mean that future earnings per share of Anglo American will necessarily match or exceed its historical published earnings per share.

 

Certain statistical and other information about Anglo American included in this announcement is sourced from publicly available third-party sources. As such, it has not been independently verified and presents the views of those third parties, though these may not necessarily correspond to the views held by Anglo American and Anglo American expressly disclaims any responsibility for, or liability in respect of, such information.

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