BHP Billiton, a leading global resources company: Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. Our strategy is to own and operate large, long-life, low-cost, expandable, upstream assets diversified by commodity, geography and market.

The value of sustainability

Sustainability is core to our strategy, ensuring we integrate health, safety, environmental, social and economic  actors into our decision-making. Our priority is to identify and manage the material risks within our Company, ensuring our people, suppliers, contractors and the communities in which we operate remain safe and healthy. We are committed to being responsible stewards of the natural resources we develop and use in our operations and seek to minimise our environmental impact. We strive to be part of the communities in which we operate, and seek to foster meaningful, long-term relationships that respect local cultures and create lasting benefits.

Our BHP Billiton Charter defines our purpose, strategy and values, and how we measure success. This includes our Sustainability value of putting health and safety first, being environmentally responsible and supporting our host communities. The BHP Billiton Code of Business Conduct guides us in our daily work and assists us to practically apply the values set out in Our Charter.

We believe that creating social, environmental and economic value wherever we operate, creates a competitive advantage for our Company.
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015