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Anglo American's Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox in Action: Platinum – Leveraging infrastructure to address community needs

By Jon Samuel, Head of Social Performance, Anglo American

Anglo American’s Platinum business unit played a leading role in the establishment of the $18.5 million Lebalelo water supply scheme in South Africa.

The pipeline carries water from the Olifants river to a series of new mines in the area. In order to provide reliable water supplies to local communities the pipeline has also been designed to supply water to 86 local villages at a cost that is much lower than a stand-alone supply to these communities.

Neville Nicolau, Chief Executive, Platinum, describes how SEAT is being put into action

“SEAT has helped our business to understand the local context and the priorities of local communities. The Lebalelo water supply scheme, which now supplies reliable water supplies to 86 local villages around our operations, is just one example of how we can leverage our infrastructure to address community needs.”

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