Jasper’s aim is to drive a safe, inclusive and supportive work environment for everyone by providing advice on ways to reduce bias and ensure LGBT+ people are respected and valued irrespective of their sexual or gender identity.
The groups’ name is inspired by the mineral rock Jasper, known for its unique multi-coloured patterns. The classification and naming of Jasper varieties is also known to present a challenge. This characterisation reflects the rich diversity of the LGBT+ community.
Jasper is a unique mineral that is found in Australia and other countries that BHP operates. It is an opaque and fine-grained variety of quartz found in all colours. Like the community Jasper supports, it is a stone of endurance, perseverance, tenacity and shields against negativity. It imparts the courage to speak out against injustice and is a powerful protection stone(1).
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BHP is strengthened by our diversity and we encourage applications from the LGBT+ community. If you are ready to bring your whole self to work apply now.
1) CrystalVaults.com and Wikipedia.org
Jasper, our LGBT+ employee resource group
Learn more about how Jasper helps create a more inclusive and diverse workplace at BHP.
Jaspers 5th birthday
We are celebrating Jasper turning 5. Jasper’s aim is to drive a safe, inclusive and supportive work environment for everyone by providing advice on ways to reduce bias and ensure LGBT+ people are respected and valued irrespective of their sexual or gender identity.
We are celebrating LGBT+ people globally and raising awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination. Our diverse workforce is one of our greatest strengths, and we want everyone to feel safe to be themselves at work. Meet the co-leads of our Jasper LGBT+ ally and peer support networks.
He is a Miner Jumbo Operator. After working in the underground mining industry for 14 years, Dwayne was inspired to come out at work.