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About us

Our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world.

BHP at a glance

BHP is a world-leading resources company. We work in more than 90 locations worldwide and our products are sold globally.

We've positioned our business to support the megatrends shaping our world. Iron ore and metallurgical coal for the steel needed for global infrastructure and the energy transition. Copper for renewable energy. Nickel for electric vehicles. And we are moving into potash to support more sustainable farming.

A resource mix for today – and critical to the future.
1851Since 1851, we have been developing and contributing to our industry, the communities where we operate and economies around the world.
80,000 More than 80,000 employees and contractors work at BHP.
US$54.2b1Our total economic contribution in FY2023.
35.2%Our female employee workforce representation at 30 June 2023.
11% decreaseThe reduction in our operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from FY2022 to FY2023.
US$332.6m1The amount we spent with Indigenous suppliers globally in FY2023.
Iron oreWe are the world’s lowest cost major iron ore producer2. Western Australia Iron Ore also has one of the lowest GHG emission production intensities of benchmarked seaborne iron ore operations.3
CopperWe are the world’s largest copper mineral resources producer4. Escondida in Chile is the world’s largest copper mine and we are the world’s second-largest producer of copper.
PotashWe are developing one of the world’s largest potash mines. First production for the Jansen potash project in Canada is expected in late 2026.

Our Values

Do what’s right

A sustainable future starts with safety and integrity, building trust with those around us.

Seek better ways

Listening to learn and inspiring challenge is how we drive progress.

Make a difference

The accountability to act, create value and have impact is on each of us, every day.

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Why our work matters

We supply resources essential for everyday life and economic development that can help address global challenges such as decarbonisation and sustainable development.

1. This includes contribution to suppliers, wages and benefits to employees, dividends, taxes, royalties and voluntary social investment. For more information refer to the Economic Contribution Report 2023.

2. Based on published unit costs of major iron ore producers as reported at 30 June 2023. For more information refer to the BHP Annual Report 2023.

3. Benchmarking is based on CY2022 data from Skam Associates and reported BHP data for CY2022. For more information refer to the BHP Annual Report 2023.

4. Largest copper miner resources on a contained metal basis, equity share. For more information refer to the BHP Annual Report 2023.