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Working with integrity

We are fully committed to working with integrity and our Code of Business Conduct. Like safety, working with integrity – doing what is right and doing what we say we will do - should be the starting point for everything we do. We care as much about how results are achieved as we do about the results themselves.

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Anti-corruption compliance

We are determined to play a significant role in the global fight against corruption in the resources industry. Building on a strong framework with a focus on continuous improvement, we have what we consider to be a world-class anti-corruption compliance program.

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Climate Change: Portfolio Analysis

At BHP, we continually monitor and analyse potential impacts of climate change risks and opportunities on our Company. Effectively managing these potential impacts is an important part of our commitment to long-term shareholder value.

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Closure planning

Closure planning touches many areas of our business and is an important consideration throughout the life cycle of our operations.

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Competition law compliance

​We are committed to full compliance with competition laws, and the enforcement of competition laws against those third parties who act in an anti-competitive manner towards our Company.

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Economic contribution Report

BHP pays taxes, royalties and other payments in accordance with the tax regulations and laws applying in the jurisdictions in which we operate. The report outlines our payments to governments by country in FY2017.

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Forum on Corporate Responsibility

Since 1999, the BHP Forum on Corporate Responsibility has been pivotal to helping us to make informed decisions and develop appropriate sustainability standards.

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Governance and transparency

With good governance of natural resources, countries have the potential to attract greater, more responsible and longer-term business investment.

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Indigenous Peoples

The long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long-lasting relationships with the Indigenous communities in which we operate and those neighbouring our operations.

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Industry associations - BHP’s approach

The role of each member of an association is to articulate its view in a clear and constructive way, and to seek to influence the association through free and open debate. It is not the role of any association to represent BHP and there are times when our views are not aligned.

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Interacting with governments

BHP maintains ethical relationships with governments and their agencies, officials and personnel. Our ability to conduct business is directly affected by government decision-making and it is important we have open and constructive relationships with government.

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Non-operated Joint Ventures

BHP holds interests in companies and joint ventures that we do not operate. We engage with our joint venture partners around sustainable development through formal governance structures and technical exchanges.

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Product stewardship

Our operations produce materials that contribute directly to the growth of cities and communities across the world and are crucial to the economic and social development of society.

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Respecting human rights and UK Modern Slavery Act Statement

Respect for human rights is critical to the sustainability of our business.

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Sustainable supply chain

The supply chain for our global operations includes skilled labour, miscellaneous services and supply of raw, direct and indirect materials. 

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Tax and transparency

In 2000, we first disclosed our aggregate payments of taxes and royalties around the world. Since then, the detail of our disclosure in relation to payments to governments has continually increased.

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