Anglo American PLC is a mining company that was founded in 1917 in South Africa. Since then it has grown to operate in 14 countries across the globe and employs 90,000 people. Anglo American has a portfolio of mining operations and undeveloped resources with a focus on diamonds, copper, platinum group metals (PGMs), and bulk commodities. Its segments include De Beers, Platinum Group Metals, Copper, Iron Ore, Nickel and Manganese, Coal, and Corporate and others.

Global responsibility in engineering

The Anglo American Foundation supports programmes that align with the Group’s Sustainable Mining Plan, which is informed by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on accountability and policy advocacy, health and well-being, education, livelihoods and biodiversity. By using the Sustainable Mining Plan to shape their partnerships, the Group aims to make a positive and sustainable contribution to the communities in which they operate by reducing its environmental footprint and supporting biodiversity.

The objective of the Sustainable Mining Plan is for engineers to be more aware of their professional impact on people and the planet, and equip them with the skills and knowledge to collaborate on solutions to the biggest challenges of our time.

“One of the reasons why our partnership with Engineers Without Borders UK is so important is because we want more engineers that are coming out of university to understand how to build alliances in communities rather than being a huge imposition. We want them to understand the importance of being good neighbours and involvement with Engineers Without Borders UK either through a university chapter or through the Engineering for People Design Challenge does that.”

Jon Samuel, Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement

the partnership  

Engineers Without Borders UK and Anglo American Foundation have benefitted from a long partnership, beginning in 2004. Their contribution to our work has driven the upskilling of at least 41,200 practising engineers and engineering undergraduates via direct support of university Chapters, as well as the Engineering for People Design Challenge. Our partnership continues to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering.

“Anglo American’s demonstrable commitment to transforming the future of mining speaks to our vision of ensuring engineering serves all people and the planet better than ever before, and for that I continue to be excited by the longstanding partnership we have with them. The Anglo American Foundation supported us considerably in our formative years and the continued partnership is enabling us to deliver our core work whilst also pursuing our ambitions.”

Katie Cresswell-Maynard, Chief Executive

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