Identify the different stakeholders of Anglo American and their stakes. What is your suggestion on how Anglo American could respond to these stakes?
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Anglo American is a Gold mining company headquartered in London, but has operations they anchored and positioned themselves in South Africa where they have significant assets at risk as well as stakeholders. The definition of a stakeholder is anyone that has interests or risk in the company beyond the usual consumer, such as Anglo employees and their dependents, as well as investors and the municipal area in which they operate. For Anglo America, they unfortunately have to deal with the deadly epidemic AIDS. This autoimmune disease claims endless lives yearly in Africa, and although Anglo America has taken steps to respond to the disease by offering programs like the ART program, which helped AIDS employees share medical costs, it has the challenge of dealing with the high per employee costs that are associated with implementation. Like mentioned in the reading, simply throwing drugs at the problem will not yield results, and abstinence does not seem to be a viable route, so I believe further Research and Development needs to take place in order to result in a technology based solution. A better identification of Aids positive individuals will result in more accountability and the slowing down of spread of the disease. Although this will be a civil right matter, its better for society as a whole and stakeholders of Anglo America.