21 July 2022
by Alex Brinded

Anglo American donates to UK sustainable mining research

The multinational mining company has given £3.5mln to the University of Exeter, UK, for a new research programme.

Anglo American have a mine-rehabilitation programme with the Minerals Council of Australia © Anglo American Plc

The new programme will combine mining engineering with environmental and social sciences at the Camborne School of Mines at the University of Exeter. It will include a Professorial Chair and a cohort of post-Doctoral Fellowships.

The ‘Mark Cutifani Anglo American Chair in Mining Innovation’ will honour the achievements of Mr Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, who retired in June 2022 after nine years.

The successful candidate will establish a research group for the future of mining focusing on new technologies, accounting for technical, social, environmental and governance impacts. The new Chair will promote creative and inter-disciplinary research collaborations between Anglo American, Camborne School of Mines researchers and educators, and the wider stakeholder communities.

Anglo American, UK, report that during his tenure as CEO Mr Cutifani reduced environmental incidents by 97%, leading to a 92% drop in occupational health cases. He also implemented a sustainable mining plan, including an ambition of carbon neutral by 2040.

The ‘Mark Cutifani Anglo American Chair in Mining Innovation’ will be appointed in 2023 and the donation will fund an expendable endowment for a 14-year period.


Alex Brinded

Staff Writer