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Key performance indicators (KPIs)

Strategic aims

Anglo American seeks to outperform its competitors in delivering value to shareholders. Everything that the Group hopes to achieve for all other stakeholders - particularly host governments, communities and employees - must be built on a platform of sector leading financial performance.

Strategic focus KPI Description Results and target
(if applicable)
Asset optimisation and financial performance Total shareholder return (TSR) Share price growth plus dividends reinvested over the performance period. A performance period of three years is used and TSR is calculated annually Please refer to the
Remuneration report
  Return on capital employed (ROCE) Total operating profit before impairments for the year divided by the average total capital less other investments and adjusted for impairments 2008: 36.8%
2009: 14.6%
  Asset optimisation (AO) Sustainable operating profit benefit from optimised performance of the asset base of the core businesses 2009: $749 million
Target: $1 billion by 2011
  One Anglo Supply Chain (OASC) Cost savings to the Group resulting from centralised procurement from core businesses 2009: $445 million
Target: $1 billion by 2011
  Underlying earnings per share Underlying earnings are net profit attributable to equity shareholders, adjusted for the effect of special items and remeasurements and any related tax and minority interests 2008: $4.36
2009: $2.14
New capital investments Capital projects and investment Optimise the pipeline of projects and ensure that new capital is only committed to projects that deliver the best value to the Group on a risk adjusted net present value basis Summary of the Group's capital projects and investments

Strategic aims

Anglo American has a history of successful collaboration with its stakeholders, including governments, communities, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The Group understands that it can only thrive if it is welcomed and respected in the countries and communities in which it operates.

Strategic focus KPI Description Results and target
(if applicable)
Sustainable development Energy efficiency* Improvements in energy efficiency are measured from a 2004 baseline 2008: 105 million GJ total energy used
2009: 105 million GJ total energy used
Target: A 15% improvement by 2014
  Total water use* Total water use includes only water used for primary activities 2008: 124.8 million m3
2009: 125.3 million m3
Target: Business units are currently setting operational targets
  CO2 emission intensity* Reduction in CO2 emissions per unit of production is measured from a 2004 baseline 2008: 19.7 Mt CO2 equivalent
2009: 19.0 Mt CO2 equivalent
Target: A 10% reduction by 2014
  Corporate social investment Social investment as defined by the London Benchmarking Group includes donations, gifts in kind and staff time for administering community programmes and volunteering in Company time 2008: Spend - $76.2 million, 1.11% of profit before tax
2009: Spend - $82.5 million, 2.23% of profit before tax
  Enterprise development Number of companies supported and number of jobs sustained by companies supported by Anglo American enterprise development initiatives 2008: Number of businesses supported 3,012; number of jobs sustained 13,431
2009: Number of businesses supported 3,720; number of jobs sustained 12,982
Target: Number of businesses supported 3,500; number of jobs sustained 18,000
* Reflects managed operations

Strategic aims

Becoming the employer of choice for Anglo American begins with an aim to provide a safe and supportive working environment for everyone who works for the organisation. The Group's commitment to zero harm remains its primary focus. The organisation offers a range of career paths for both technical and professional people. With its global footprint and growth aspirations, Anglo American can offer both an exciting and a fulfilling employment proposition.

Strategic focus KPI Description Results and target
(if applicable)
Safety Work related fatal injury frequency rate (FIFR) FIFR is calculated as the number of fatal injuries to employees or contractors per 200,000 hours worked 2008: 28 fatalities, 0.015 FIFR
2009: 19 fatalities, 0.010 FIFR
2010 target: zero incidents
  Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) The number of lost time injuries (LTIs) per 200,000 hours worked. An LTI is an occupational injury which renders the person unable to perform his/her duties for one full shift or more the day after the injury was incurred, whether a scheduled workday or not 2008: 1.04
2009: 0.76
2010 target: zero incidents

The ultimate goal of zero harm remains
People Voluntary labour turnover Number of permanent employee resignations as a percentage of total permanent employees 2008: 3.9%
2009: 6.8%
  Gender diversity Percentage of women and female managers employed by the Group 2008: 12% females, 17% female managers
2009: 12% females, 19% female managers
  Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV/AIDS Percentage of employees undertaking voluntary annual HIV tests with compulsory counselling support 2008: 77%
2009: 82%
2010 target: 100% VCT in high disease burden countries (100% is the long term goal)

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Annual Report 2009