Anglo American: Environmental Breaches in Chile

In September 2013, Chile’s environmental regulator (SMA) pressed charges against Anglo American Sur (50.1% Anglo American) for several environmental breaches uncovered during its last audit. Violations included failing to preserve and relocate vegetation, ineffective wetland conservation and water management plans, lack of environmental monitoring, and dumping mine tailings in unauthorized areas. In addition to potentially losing their environmental permit, Anglo American faces fines between $970,000 and $4.9 million.12

  1.  Cecilia Jamasmie (2013): “Anglo American charged for breaching environmental laws in Chile”,, 22 September: accessed 23.09.2013 []
  2.  La Segunda (2013): Superintendencia formula cargos a Anglo American Sur por incumplimientos ambientales (16 September), []