Global Women’s Forum

AngloGold Ashanti’s Global Women’s Forum was launched in December 2019. The forum’s purpose is to ensure that we uphold the principles of good corporate citizenship pertaining to diversity and inclusion.

The Forum bring together cross-functional disciplines across the business by monitoring, providing strategic guidance, and advising management on matters relating to women in the workplace and gender parity.

The committee consists of three executive vice-presidents and nine members from the broader staff. Subcommittees have been established that deal specifically with training and development; workplace conditions, culture and the prevention of discrimination; and recruitment and remuneration.

Diversity and Inclusion Committees have also been established in Australia, Brazil, Ghana and Tanzania. In Australia and Brazil, the teams have implemented initiatives that go beyond gender equity to incorporate other important diversity-related elements.

The focus at our Australian operations has been on supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community. AngloGold Ashanti Australia has introduced internal educational initiatives on LGBTQIA+ issues and participated in the Perth Pride Parade in 2019.

In Brazil, the team is focusing on recruiting and supporting people with disabilities, since Brazil has implemented a legislative requirement that 5% of our staff comprise people with disabilities. We aim to achieve this target by the end of 2021, and to push it even further in the years to come

Our Obuasi operation in Ghana is focusing its efforts on gender equity, and on prioritising women in its recruitment processes.