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Through this Program our ambition is to harness the transformative power of natural resource wealth for sustainable and inclusive human development.

The BHP Foundation works with leading civil society organisations and international institutions to promote responsible governance of natural resource wealth. Good governance supports broader sharing of benefits from sustainable and inclusive development which is funded by taxes and royalty payments from the resources sector.

Through the Natural Resource Governance program, the BHP Foundation is investing in projects that aim to reduce the potential for corruption and bribery across the entire resource value chain – from initial exploration, development and extraction, to the sale and delivery of commodities to customers. These projects will work to provide citizens with access to information that shows the flow of funds related to natural resources in their country.

While transparency underpins good governance, citizens must also be able to understand the data in the public domain as it empowers them to hold institutions to account. Providing more data alone is not sufficient, so the work of the Foundation supports purposeful transparency as a powerful tool to drive positive social change.

Our projects

The Natural Resource Governance program is aligned to the following UNSDGs:

BHP Billiton Foundation Natural Resource Governance

Environmental Resilience

Resilient environments sustain peoples’ cultures, livelihoods and food security, retain biodiversity, maintain water resources, combat climate change and underpin thriving societies around the world.

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Education Equity

Quality education is the pathway through which people build the skills and knowledge to seize the opportunities to improve their lives and enhance communities and societies.

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Your ideas

We are interested in learning about initiatives which are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and relevant to our Global Signature Program and Country Program Strategies. Please contact us with your ideas.

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BHP Foundation Board

The Foundation has a dedicated Board of Directors and operates consistently with the BHP Charter values and the BHP Code. The Foundation is committed to robust governance and aims to set an example in purposeful transparency by reporting openly on progress in each of its projects.

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Our partners

More information on our partners, what projects we are working on together and more information on the projects.

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Your ideas

We are interested in learning about initiatives which are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and relevant to our Global Signature Program and Country Program Strategies. Please contact us with your ideas.

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