Integrated Annual Review 2012 Annual Financial Report 2012 Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Regional overview  

3.1 External environment

Gold pouring at Tarkwa, Ghana
Gold pouring at Tarkwa, Ghana

Our business does not exist in isolation. Like many within the mining sector, we face a number of external strategic dynamics that will be affecting our business. In this context, it is important that we understand:

  • The drivers behind these dynamics - and how they interact
  • Their implications for our business
  • How we can best navigate them in the short, medium and long term

Below, we set out six key issues that affected our business in 2012 – as well as our approach to managing the challenges and opportunities that they represent.