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Introduction and our approach

We are committed to contributing to society through engagement and advocacy on important issues and by supporting targeted development areas to benefit the communities where we operate.

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Community news

Community is important to us. Explore our latest community news from across our business.

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Community and sustainability reports

​​Read our latest community and sustainability reports.

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Social investment

We have a responsibility to make a positive contribution to sustainable development and to have a longstanding commitment to invest one per cent of our pre-tax profits in programs that aim improve the quality of life for people around the world.

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Governance and transparency

We work alongside our host communities to help them achieve sustainable economic and social benefits as well as diversified and resilient local economies, so that these benefits continue beyond the life of our operations.

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Human capability and social inclusion

Ensuring access to education and training, healthcare, quality jobs and business opportunities supports social inclusion and provides the opportunity for people to realise their full potential.

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Environmental sustainability

Competition for land, biodiversity and water resources is growing, with climate change amplifying the sensitivities of natural systems.

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Case studies

Sustainable development in action.

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BHP Billiton Foundation

A part of our voluntary social investment funds the BHP Billiton Foundation, a charity which aims to make a distinctive contribution to the unprecedented sustainable development challenges facing our generation

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