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  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    18 September 2018, 08:39 AM

    Supporting Women of the Sea

    Our Escondida asset in Chile is helping local business development by supporting an initiative run by a group of women in the small fishing port of Coloso. The women make and sell diving suits to support the local fishing community.

  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    18 September 2018, 08:34 AM

    Supporting diversity at our operations

    The commercial case for improving diversity is compelling. BHP’s most inclusive and gender diverse operations have outperformed our average on a range of measures, including lower injury rates, adherence to work plans and meeting production targets.

  • Case Study
    29 August 2018, 08:30 AM

    Reducing reliance on groundwater at Escondida

    The Escondida copper mine is located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, one of the driest deserts on the planet. Escondida is the largest copper mine (by production) in the world. It produces over a million tonnes of copper per year, employs more than 3,500 workers and is one of the biggest private single taxpayers in the Chilean economy.

  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    20 September 2017, 09:30 AM

    Prioritising inclusion and diversity in our operations

    Our Pampa Norte asset in Chile is preparing for the Spence Growth Option, a project that will introduce innovative concentrator technologies.

  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    20 September 2017, 09:30 AM

    Implementing a step change for health

    Exposure-reduction projects that include innovation and the use of new technologies are part of our commitment to reducing potential occupational exposures at our assets.

  • Annual Reports|Case Study
    20 September 2017, 09:30 AM

    Delivering a reliable, sustainable water supply

    Our Escondida asset in Chile completed commissioning of a new desalination plant in June 2017.

  • Community
    16 August 2017

    Sierra Gorda local development support program

    The program supports local businesses and strengthens local suppliers in Minera Spence’s host community.

  • Community
    16 August 2017

    Reducing exposure to silica during blasting

    The solution is easy to replicate and improves the work environment.

  • 02 February 2016

    Control system

    Escondida’s project has significantly reduced a key potential health risk for employees at the operation’s electrowinning tankhouse.

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