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Xstrata Annual Report 2009

Xstrata Annual Report 2009

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Annual Report 2009
 
Xstrata is a global diversified mining group, listed on theLondon and Swiss Stock Exchanges, with its headquartersin Zug, Switzerland.Our businesses maintain a meaningful position in seven majorinternational commodity markets: copper, coking coal, thermalcoal, ferrochrome, nickel, vanadium and zinc, with a growingplatinum group metals business, additional exposures to gold,cobalt, lead and silver, recycling facilities and a suite of globaltechnology products, many of which are industry leaders. Ouroperations and projects span 19 countries.We believe that operating to leading standards of health,safetyand environmental management, contributing to thedevelopment of sustainable communities and engaging withourstakeholders in two-way dialogue, regardless of our location,enhances our corporate reputation and is a source of competitiveadvantage. We balance social, environmental, ethical andeconomic considerations in how we manage our business.We aim to deliver industry-leading returns to our shareholders.Our strategy is to create value through growth and assetimprovement, including organic growth from our substantialportfolio of growth projects, continuous enhancements to thenetpresent value of our operations and the opportunistic pursuitof value-adding acquisitions.
Who we areWhat we doHow we do businessWhat we aimto achieve
 
OVERVIEW: BUSINESS REVIEW
The scale and diversity of our operations enableusto deliver stable returns through the cycle
Africa
15%
of total assets
South Africa:
ferrochrome,vanadium, platinum andcoal operations
Tanzania:
nickelexploration project
South America
36%
of total assets
Chile:
copper mining andsmelting operations andprojects
Peru:
copper and copper/zincoperations, copper growthprojects
Colombia:
thermalcoal operation
Argentina:
copperoperationand project
Brazil:
nickelexploration project
Europe
5%
of total assets
Spain:
zinc smelter
Norway:
nickel refinery
Germany:
zinc smelter
UK:
lead refinery
Ireland:
zincexploration project
Americas
11%
of total assets
Canada:
copper, nickel,zinc and lead mining andsmelting operations andXstrata Process Support
USA:
recycling operations
Dominican Republic:
ferronickel mining andprocessing operation

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