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Anglo American Recognised by Carbon Disclosure Project 2013 for Leadership in Climate Change Performance

September 12, 2013

LONDON, September 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Anglo American has been commended by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for reducing
carbon emissions and mitigating the risks of climate change. The CDP Global 500 Climate
Change Report 2013
[https://www.cdproject.net/CDPResults/CDP-Global-500-Climate-Change-Report-2013.pdf ], the
world’s only global environmental disclosure system, was released today and reveals how
the world’s largest listed companies are responding to a changing climate.

CDP, which represents 722 institutional investors with $87 trillion in assets, has
featured Anglo American in its Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for
the 2nd time. The annual index, compiled by PwC on behalf of CDP, highlights those
companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500) that demonstrate
strategies committed to improving their impacts on the environment.

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: “Taking a leadership position
in responding to climate change is part being a responsible miner and we are delighted
that the CDP has recognised our efforts again in 2013. We are working hard to ensure that
sustainability is embedded in every part of our business and focusing on innovation in
technology to improve our performance. For example, in 2013 we launched our Sustainability
Valuation Approach – a unique methodology in mining and construction industries which
ensures sustainability factors are fully integrated and valued in project and investment
decisions. Our new water target-setting tool known as WETT and our energy and carbon
management program, which we call ECO2MAN, are becoming firmly embedded in the business
and both have already made a positive impact.”

“As a result we have made good progress towards our environment targets. In 2012 we
reduced the amount of energy we used by 5% against our business as usual plan, which saved
us $75m in costs. We are on track to reduce our emissions footprint by 3.4Mt/pa by 2015
and we are half-way towards our 2020 water savings target of 14%,” Mr Cutifani concluded.

CDP’s climate change program is designed to increase awareness of how to achieve
efficiencies, realise monetary savings and capitalise on commercial opportunities from the
management of energy, carbon emissions and climate change. Achieving an ‘A band’ for
climate performance is a prerequisite for a position on the CPLI, which is based on a
number of criteria associated with measuring, verifying and managing carbon footprints. 56
Global 500 companies feature in the 2013 CPLI.

Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of CDP, comments: “Natural resource scarcity is
increasing, the scientific case for action to mitigate climate change is strengthening and
the number of investors requesting corporate action on climate change through CDP is
continually increasing. We congratulate companies in the Climate Performance Leadership
Index for their pioneering efforts to combat climate change and grow low carbon economies
at this critical time.”

The Global 500 report including names of companies featured in the CPLI can be found
at http://www.cdp.net

Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the
UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Our portfolio of mining
businesses meets our customers’ changing needs and spans bulk commodities – iron ore and
manganese, metallurgical coal and thermal coal; base metals and minerals – copper, nickel,
niobium and phosphates; and precious metals and minerals – in which we are a global leader
in both platinum and diamonds. At Anglo American, we are committed to working together
with our stakeholders – our investors, our partners and our employees – to create
sustainable value that makes a real difference, while upholding the highest standards of
safety and responsibility across all our businesses and geographies. The company’s mining
operations, pipeline of growth projects and exploration activities span southern Africa,
South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.


SOURCE Anglo American Plc

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