Dawson mine manager Andy McLeod with Debra Drinan, fundraising coordinator and business development officer at Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service
Anglo American has a proud history of supporting sustainable development initiatives within our local communities.
We recognise the importance of partnering with local communities and government to ensure our operations are developed in a responsible and sustainable way, taking into consideration the priorities and needs of our neighbours. Our licence to operate depends on it. We are committed to supporting communities in the areas we operate by sponsoring projects that contribute to local community growth and reflect the priorities of local people.
In Australia, we have a targeted social investment and donations policy that aims to improve health and education facilities and services in our areas of operation. Sponsorship requests are assessed against criteria to ensure selected initiatives deliver best-value and foster growth in the communities in which we operate.
Some recent initiatives include:
- Establishment of the Moranbah 2020 $20 million community investment fund to deliver key community infrastructure projects over the next eight years.
- $1 million donation towards the upgrade of the Greg Cruickshank Aquatic Centre in Moranbah.
- Drayton donating ten laptop computers to the Oncology Ward of Newcastle's John Hunter Children's Hospital to allow long-term chronically ill patients to continue their schoolwork.
- Drayton donating a lifesaving Laerdal Hearstart defibrillator to St. Mary's Primary School in Scone, New South Wales.
- Donation of $10,000 to Aberdeen Community Caring Inc community to fund the construction of a new public outdoor gym area in the Hunter Valley.
- Donation of $10,000 to Aberdeen's DeenCity Youth Group to assist their fundraising efforts with the construction of the town's first skate park.
- Dawson donating $100,000 to Moura Child Care Inc towards the construction of a babies room at the long-term day care centre.
- Dawson providing Central Queensland Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service with a $15,000 donation for the operating costs of their new Sikorsky 76 helicopter
- Moranbah North mine providing Moranbah State High School with $4,000 for the development of a new aquaculture centre to breed fish as part of their marine studies
- Callide donating $12,000 to the Callide Dawson Special Needs Support Group Inc (CDSNSG) to help them fulfil their plans to expand existing facilities at the Community Resource Centre
- Dawson donating a parcel of land to the Moura & Districts Health Care Association to enable the association to build a new house for the Moura General Practitioner to live in
- Moranbah North mine donating protective laptop computer bags to Local students
Socio-economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT)
Our Australian operations implement the Socio-economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT) process to effectively manage the social impacts of our operations, while enhancing the capacities of the communities in which we operate.
SEAT is implemented at site every three years, and comprises extensive research, targeted interviews with key stakeholders from local businesses, government and schools; and surveys with a broad sample of the wider community. Once complete, SEAT helps inform each mine’s community engagement plan, which includes annual community investment and sponsorship.