Anglo American plc is one of the world’s largest mining companies. Founded in 1917, it is headquartered in London, United Kingdom and has over 100,000 permanent employees. The company’s mining operations and extensive pipeline of growth projects are located in southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America and Asia. Its portfolio of mining businesses spans precious metals and minerals.
Iron ore and Manganese
Other Mining and Industrial
What we do
Our success depends upon a constant supply of world class mineral deposits. They must represent resources capable of being economically extracted, and we obtain them either through our own exploration or by the acquisition of mineral deposits found by others.
Mining, processing and smelting
At the forefront of the mining industry for over 90 years, we mine iron ore and manganese, metallurgical and thermal coal, copper, nickel, platinum and diamonds.
Mining and technology
Mining and Technology is an in-house resource, providing multidisciplinary, world-class technical skills as well as research and technology development capabilities.
Where we operate
Europe: Our head office has been in London since 1999 when Luxembourg-headquartered Minorco merged with Anglo American Corporation of South Africa to form Anglo American plc. Our primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange. Our non-managed subsidiary De Beers also has a corporate office in London along with the various companies involved in the purchasing, selling and marketing of rough diamonds, including The Diamond Trading Company.
Africa: Although we have had a global presence for many years, the majority of our operations are in southern Africa. Our roots are in South Africa where the company was first formed in 1917. Our secondary listing is on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Our thermal coal, iron ore and platinum businesses have operations in South Africa. We have a corporate office in Johannesburg. We also have projects or operations in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Asia Pacific: We have a significant presence in Australia through our metallurgical coal business, which is Australia’s fourth biggest producer of coal and second largest exporter of metallurgical coal. We also have manganese operations in Australia through our subsidiary Samancor Manganese, which is the world’s largest producer of seaborne manganese ore. We have a corporate office in Beijing and India, and these offices support business development opportunities in the region.
South America: Our involvement in South America began in the 1970s and now we have operations in Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, as well as two major copper projects under consideration in Peru. Our copper operations in Chile and our ferronickel and iron ore operations in Brazil are supported by corporate offices in Santiago, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. In Colombia we have a 33% share of the world's largest open pit coal mining operation, Cerrejón, while in Venezuela; we own 91.4% of ferronickel operation Loma de Niquel.