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MAIN PRODUCTS AND NATURE OF MARKET SERVED

Anglo American Platinum Limited is the world's leading primary producer of platinum and accounts for about 40% of newly mined production globally. It also produces other PGMs including palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. Nickel, copper, other base metals and gold are also produced.

Our mission is to:

  • reposition our assets into a value optimising portfolio;.
  • develop the market for PGMs;. [Link to Market development]
  • deliver the full potential from our operations through our people;.
  • Act in a value driven and socially acceptable way.

A GLOBAL LEADER IN PLATINUM GROUP METALS, FROM RESOURCE TO MARKET, FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL

Anglo American Platinum operates across the complete value chain of PGMs including platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium and osmium. Gold, silver, nickel, copper, cobalt, sodium sulphate and chrome are also produced as by-products.

Uses:

High profile uses of PGMs include jewellery, auto catalytic converters, fuel cells, air and water purification units, heart pacemakers, computer screens and hard disks, while by-products from the refining process are also used in fertilisers. In recent years the high value of PGMs has seen platinum become a prime investment commodity alongside gold.

PLatinum Everday uses

We mine, we concentrate, we smelt, we refine and we market. As a result, we have an in-depth knowledge of PGM production and markets. Using this knowledge, we invest in developing sustainable markets for PGMs, partnering directly with research institutions as well as customers in the industrial, jewellery and investment sectors.

The Group is firmly committed to the development of PGM markets and, in cooperation with Johnson Matthey and others, researches and promotes products using PGMs, particularly for environmental applications. Anglo American Platinum created the Platinum Guild International (PGI) in 1975 and provides funding for its jewellery development efforts. The Group is active in other industry organisations, including the International Platinum Association, which is an advocacy forum for producers and fabricators, and attends to sustainability-related matters on behalf of the industry via its sustainability committee.