To help us engage with our stakeholders and partners and ensure we have access to leading specialist expertise, we regularly seek advice from external experts and forums on sustainability issues.
The BHP Forum on Corporate Responsibility (FCR) is a key part of our stakeholder engagement program. The FCR comprises independent civil society leaders in various fields of sustainability, who make an important contribution to our approach to a range of social and environmental issues and the development of our standards. Members provide insight into current and emerging issues, challenge our thinking and allow us to understand and consider the broader impacts of our actions. The FCR members advise our operational management teams as well as BHP’s Board and its Sustainability Committee.
The FCR met with management twice during FY2023 and discussed a range of topics, including our Indigenous Peoples Policy Statement and cultural heritage, value chain sustainability and our approach to social value. FCR members visited out Jansen Potash Project in Saskatchewan, Canada and met with employees, local community and First Nations leaders. FCR members during FY2023 included:
- Catalina Cock Duque, Executive Director, Fundación Mi Sangre (Colombia)
- Jean Paul Gladu, Founder and Principal, Mokwateh (Canada)
- Professor Don Henry, Public Policy Fellow – Environmentalism, University of Melbourne (Australia)
- Tanya Hosch, Executive General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy, Australian Football League (Australia)
- Dr Simon Longstaff, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre (Australia)
- Ray Offenheiser, Director, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (United States)
- Phil Vernon, Independent Peacebuilding and International Development Expert (United Kingdom)
- Changhua Wu, China/Asia Director, Office of Jeremy Rifkin (China)