Anglo American Platinum Limited is the world's leading primary producer of platinum. It also produces other platinum group metals (PGMs) in quantities determined by their occurrence in the ores mined. Apart from platinum, PGMs comprise palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. Nickel, copper and other base metal products are by products of PGM operations.
For a more detailed review of the uses of these metals, the reader is referred to the Market Review.
The Group is firmly committed to the development of PGM markets and in co-operation with Johnson Matthey and others, researches and promotes new products using PGMs.
Anglo American Platinum Limited 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.