Anglo American is a diversified, global mining company present in 15 countries. It mines, processes and markets copper, platinum group metals, diamonds, iron ore and metallurgical coal for the production of steel and nickel. It is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

In Peru, together with Mitsubishi, it is building Anglo American's first digital mine: the Quellaveco project.


Tom McCulley. CEO of Anglo American Peru since September 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience in key positions at various projects, such as large-scale greenfield projects at Newmont, Fluor and Anglo American, having joined the company in 2015.


With its aim to reimagine mining to improve people's lives, Anglo American brings together in its FutureSmart Mining innovation strategy a sustainable mining model: technologies that reduce water and energy consumption as well as risks at work, and digital tools to tackle uncertainty in the different business processes.

Following this strategy, Quellaveco will be a smart mine in which production data, safety reports and autonomous processes will be controlled in real time. State-of-the-art technology will be used to ensure the protection of the environment. At the same time, the company will continue to strengthen its alliances, in collaboration with authorities and communities, with the aim of creating prosperous communities and building trust as a corporate leader.

Using renewable energy, Anglo American aims to make all of its operations carbon-neutral by 2040. As in Chile and Brazil, its other operations in South America, in Quellaveco, renewable energies – mainly wind – will be used to supply the production processes.

Founding Year

Anglo American was founded in South Africa in 1917. Today its corporate headquarters are in London, UK.

The start of construction at Quellaveco was announced in July 2018, but Anglo American's presence in the country dates back to 1992, with the privatization of the project and the award of the tender. The concession contract was signed in February 1993.


Main Project


It is one of the most important copper deposits in the world, located in the Moquegua region in southern Peru. It is currently in the construction stage – started in 2018 – and its first copper concentrate production is expected in 2022.

Quellaveco is Peru’s largest mining investment (US$5.5 billion) and has estimated reserves for 30 years. The company has all the necessary plans and controls for efficient management of natural resources. We work together with our business partners and various stakeholders to release the sustainable value of these resources for the benefit of the communities, both in Peru and in all the countries where we operate.

With Quellaveco, Anglo American is changing the way we do mining. Technology, digitization and sustainability all work hand in hand to build the first 100% digital mine in Peru.