This is the fourth Integrated Report of Anglo African Investments Ltd (hereafter referred to as ‘Anglo African’ or ‘the Group’). We continue to benchmark ourselves against best global practices in the corporate reporting space. In preparing this report, we have been inspired by a number of standards such as the King Code IV for Corporate Governance, and non-financial reporting such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
This integrated report is our primary report and serves to cater for the diverse range of stakeholders with varied information needs. We provide a range of communication aimed at addressing our stakeholders’ requirements
Anglo African is committed to playing its role, as a private sector company, in the attainment of these goals. During the course of the year, we have reviewed our selection to the following nine SDGs: #1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17. We have summarised our actions in each of these SDGs at the start of each chapter on pages 7, 17, 29, 39, 47, 55. Our approach for delivering on these goals is reviewed throughout this report and in the SDGs Mapping section of “Our Strategy” chapter.
Over the last 3 years we have re-examined our business model, especially its use of financial, human, relationship, technological and intellectual capitals and how they interact with each other, how we generate revenue, what drives our profit and how much value we create across our different capitals.
We believe that we have been able to review and re-design our business model to be able to respond to market forces and disruptions, manage the key risks and opportunities, and align with our strategic objectives. This has effectively enabled us to move our focus from a “Short-Term Profitablity” business model to a “Long-Term Value Creation” one.
This integrated report chooses to focus on material developments and matters, and provides pertinent related financial and non-financial performance indicators that are relevant to a wide cross-section of stakeholders.
The 2018 annual integrated report covers the period 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018. Any material event after this date and up to the Group’s Board of directors’ (Board) approval on 21st September 2018 has also been included. The integrated report discusses our operations in Mauritius, Africa and India, the geographic regions in which we operate. Our annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with IFRS.
In each of our Integrated Reports, we dedicate a part of our thinking process to the longterm value-add, how our industry would look like, and our place therein. The next five years will be intensely disruptive. The theme of this Integrated Report is Integrated Thinking, Sustainable Development and Value Creation.
In this respect, we have worked on connectivity between our Integrated Thinking described earlier, Sustainable Development Goals and Long-Term Value Creation across our five capitals. Our future is now closely knitted to our businesses that are reviewed quarterly to ensure alignment with our Business Model, Strategies, UN SDGs and our five Capitals.