Mining giant Anglo American has traditionally been treated by energy markets largely as a coal producer, and it remains a key provider of the fossil fuel, but the firm’s position as a supplier of materials like copper used in new energy technology and revamped energy infrastructure, is gaining it new attention from the energy business.

Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll and Financial Director Rene Midori discuss Anglo American’s year-end results in this video, and while both linger over high-profile dealmaking in the diamond business in 2011, the importance of new expansions in raw materials mining is repeatedly underlined as the two discuss ways the company has invested throughout a multi-year commodity cycle that has boosted its results.