Anglo American is providing extensive support to its employees and host communities through its global WeCare lives and livelihoods programme response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the WeCare programme, Anglo American today announces its contribution towards accelerating the fight against gender-based violence, given the significant increases in cases of gender-based violence in many countries during lockdown.
Anglo American plc notes the announcement by Anglo American Platinum Limited released to the Johannesburg stock exchange. The text of the announcement is copied below:
Anglo American Platinum has safely and successfully completed the repair of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit. The ACP and full downstream processing operations are completing a safe ramp-up and expect to be fully operational from 12 May 2020. Force majeure to suppliers of concentrate will be lifted on that date.
Anglo American is today providing an update on the current status of its global operations, production guidance for 2020, and various actions it is taking across the business given the uncertainty surrounding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anglo American Chief Executive, Mark Cutifani, said: “Ensuring the safety of our people, their families and our host communities continues to be our priority in all our decision-making as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we continue to play a vital role in many of our operating countries in providing support where it’s most needed.
Hatch, Anglo American, BHP, and Fortescue have formed a Green Hydrogen Consortium to look at ways of using green hydrogen to accelerate decarbonization within their operations globally.
Anglo American notes the statement made by the President of the Republic of South Africa on the evening of Monday 23 March in relation to a 21-day nationwide lockdown, to take effect at midnight on Thursday 26 March, in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa. Anglo American will review the detailed regulations relating to this action that are being published, including in relation to exemptions for certain business activities, and will issue a further statement in due course.
On 20 January 2020, the boards of Sirius Minerals Plc (Sirius), Anglo American plc (Anglo American) and Anglo American Projects UK Limited (Bidco) announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Sirius by Bidco (the Acquisition), to be implemented by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act (the Scheme).
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The boards of Anglo American plc, Anglo American Projects UK Limited ("Bidco") and Sirius Minerals Plc are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition pursuant to which Bidco shall acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Sirius (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition is intended to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act.
Anglo American announced that it has received the next phase of its operating licence for its Minas-Rio tailings facility in Brazil, following the work to raise the dam as part of the Step 3 licence area of the mine. The regulatory authorities in Brazil granted the installation licence for this work in January 2018 and the construction work was completed in accordance with that licence in August 2019.
Anglo American announces that its Unki platinum mine in Zimbabwe is the first to publicly commit to be independently audited against the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s (IRMA) ‘Standard for Responsible Mining’.
Anglo American plc announces the approval by its Board of the Aquila project to extend the life of the Capcoal underground (Grasstree mine) hard coking coal operations in Queensland, Australia by six years, to 2028. With an expected attributable capital cost of US$226 million, development work is expected to begin in September 2019, with first longwall production of premium quality hard coking coal in early 2022.
Anglo American plc announces the appointment of Nolitha Fakude as Chairman of Anglo American’s Management Board in South Africa, with effect from 1 September 2019.
Anglo American plc announces that Hixonia Nyasulu will join the Board as a non-executive director, with effect from 1 November 2019, and that Nonkululeko Nyembezi will join the Board as a non-executive director, with effect from 1 January 2020.
Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: “Production is up 2%(1) for the quarter, due to the successful ramp-up at Minas-Rio and strong performance at Metallurgical Coal following the longwall moves and plant upgrade work in Q1.
Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) has published on its website the details of its 91 managed tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and an additional 62 TSFs at non-managed joint venture operations in which it has an interest, as requested by the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish Council on Ethics for the AP Funds, representing 96 institutional investors.
Anglo American has committed to the World Bank’s Climate Smart Mining initiative, by becoming a founding donor to the Climate Smart Mining Facility. It is the first-ever fund that is dedicated to making mining for metals and minerals a more sustainable practice that complements the energy transition.
Chile has its first floating solar farm installed and on a brand-new type of site: a tailings pond, owned by the mining giant AngloAmerican.
Anglo American plc announces that Marcelo Bastos will join the Board as a non-executive director, with effect 1 April 2019.
- Thyssenkrupp’s technology will help to access one of the world’s largest copper deposits containing roughly 7.5 million tons of copper – enough to equip 90 million electric vehicles
- Gearless conveyor offers improved reliability and efficiency compared to conventional systems
Anglo American plc announces a number of senior management changes following the decision to divide the management of our global Base Metals business from our Strategy and Business Development activities. Duncan Wanblad will focus solely on his role as Group Director of Strategy and Business Development and Ruben Fernandes, currently CEO of Anglo American in Brazil, will succeed Duncan Wanblad as CEO of Base Metals, effective 1 March 2019.