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Response by AngloGold Ashanti (re: briefing on Business and Human Rights Defenders in Colombia)
… At AngloGold Ashanti Colombia S.A., (AGAC), we are committed to ensuring that all our operations respond to the purpose of converting mineral wealth into social, economic and environmental progress for the country. To achieve this, we believe that respect for human rights and for the people who lead processes to defend them is an essential element. Likewise, we are absolutely willing to talk to the communities in the area of influence of our projects, as well as to all the stakeholders and observers of the development of the responsible mining industry in Colombia, in an open, permanent and transparent manner.
This is why, in view of the information recorded in the report "Human Rights Defenders and Business in Colombia", which also states in one of its annexes that AngloGold Ashanti Colombia did not respond to the consultations made by BHRIC, we would like to respectfully state some considerations to you…
This is a response from the following companies: AngloGold Ashanti