Anglo American South Africa makes the biggest impact in CSI
Anglo American South Africa has been voted by non-profit organisations as the company contributing most effectively towards community development in South Africa for the eight year running.
The rating, released by Cape Town-based analytical Trialogue, is published in its annual CSI Handbook and is based on a perceptions rating of 100 leaders of South African non-profit organisations.
Anglo American SA is also rated as the mining company making the most effective contribution to development by 102 private sector corporate social investment (CSI) practitioners in South Africa.
"Being recognised for excellence in our CSI activities eight years in a row for our contribution to community upliftment by leaders of non-profit organisations (NPOs) is particularly gratifying. Anglo American views CSI as a core part of its mandate in making a real and permanent contribution to the development of South Africa and its people. Iíd like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere congratulations to the Chairmanís Fund team on this fantastic achievement and encourage them to continue the excellent workĒ, says Kuseni Dlamini, Head of Anglo American South Africa and Chairman of the Anglo American Chairmanís Fund.
Anglo American invested R288,5 million in CSI activity in 2007, making it South Africaís largest investor in this type of work. Much of these efforts take place through the Anglo American Chairmanís Fund (R69 million), established in 1959.
The Anglo American Chairmanís Fund operates as an independent fund with its own Board of Trustees, and undertakes sustained community interventions over an extended period of time to create an environment in which ordinary people are able to assume greater control of their lives. While interventions in education and health form the largest proportion in Anglo Americanís CSI effort, substantial funding is also made in the fields of welfare, entrepreneurial development, and the environment. Anglo Americanís CSI activities are not confined to geographical areas in which the company operates, but take place in best practice partnerships, throughout South Africa.
Notes to Editors:
Anglo American plc is one of the worldís largest mining and natural resource groups. With its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, it is a global leader in platinum group metals and diamonds, with significant interests in coal, base and ferrous metals, as well as an industrial minerals business. The Group is geographically diverse, with operations in Africa, Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia. (www.angloamerican.co.uk)
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