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The challenge

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a global challenge, affecting all our operations. It’s both a corporate responsibility and social duty for mining companies to look after employees and their families. Health programmes are critical to the holistic health of employees, both physically and mentally. They also help to educate people about the nature of diseases, which is key to prevention efforts.

Providing workplace HIV/AIDS programmes since 2002

We are recognised as a leader in TB and HIV/AIDS management.

In 2002, we were one of the first companies to introduce free anti-retrovirals to our employees and later to their dependents – a process which has had a very positive impact on the physical, social, and emotional welfare of our employees and on our business performance.

We're proud of the progress we’ve made so far – we have a world-class workplace HIV testing and treatment programme and are supporting leading organisations in raising awareness.

Partnership with UNAIDS

We support the UNAIDS goal to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and believe the world can achieve its 90-90-90 targets:

By 2020
of all people living with HIV will know their HIV
By 2020
of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.
By 2020
of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

Ending AIDS as a public health issue by 2030 will only be achieved by working together. With a view of addressing this goal, we took part in a public-private sector partnership with UNAIDS, aimed at promoting HIV testing worldwide. To help illustrate the impact of HIV/AIDS, we visited communities local to our operations and gathered stories from people living with the disease or those who have been affected by it.


The relationship with TB

Fighting HIV/AIDS is an international priority, reflected in the creation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals where ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 is included as a key target.

New treatments give sufferers every chance of a normal life.

In 2019, more than 90% of our employees in southern Africa knew their HIV status.

We’re also tackling TB, which has become epidemic in southern Africa.

TB and HIV often go hand-in-hand, so we try to test and treat for both diseases as early as possible.

Further Information


Infographic: On the Fast Track to End AIDS


Anglo American’s HIV/AIDS Policy


VIDEO: Journey to Zero animation