AngloGold Ashanti: Environmental degradation in Mali

Several mines in Mali, including the Sadiola and Yatela Mines (a joint venture between AngloGold Ashanti, SEMOS, and Yatela), have been criticized for their detrimental environmental impacts. AngloGold Ashanti and other regional mine operators have been linked to bush fires, deforestation, and the use of cyanide – a highly toxic chemical – in their processing activities. Officials have reportedly called for the distribution of clean drinking water to affected communities in mining areas with severely contaminated water.[1]

[1] L’Essor (2013): Exploitation minière: Le revers de la medaille, 29 March; accessed 04.09.2013

Case location
Sadiola, Mali

Affected topics
  • Environmental and Climate protection
Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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