first_imgAnglo American has achieved a top three ranking out of 90 leading European companies for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance for the third time in a row. Anglo’s success in the ‘Good Company Ranking’, in third place with an overall rating of 79%, positions it as the leading mining company in the rankings. 2009 is the third time that the rankings have been produced and Anglo is the only company to have appeared in the top three on each occasion.Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American, commented, “I am delighted that we have again achieved a top three position in the ‘Good Company Ranking’ – a tribute to the excellent work that colleagues do throughout our global operations and reflecting Anglo American’s absolute commitment to safe working practices and to making a positive difference to people in the communities where we work.”The report highlights that “Anglo American sets itself apart with a superior CSR business case and the perfect strategic alignment of its social commitment. The clear human resources strategy displays impressive focus on the areas of health and safety and is ideally linked to the core business of the company. Anglo American integrates responsibility into its business processes, especially at points of critical interface with its surrounding community.”The biennial ‘Good Company Ranking’ is organised by one of Germany’s leading business magazines, Manager, and the Kirchhoff consultancy. The rankings offer an independent comparative assessment of companies’ responsibility with respect to their employees, the environment, society and the capital entrusted to them by shareholders. The report can be viewed at read more