At BHP, we don’t only focus on what we achieve, but how we achieve it
We hold ourselves accountable to this commitment by voluntarily disclosing our sustainability performance.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We put health and safety first, we are environmentally responsible, we respect human rights and we support host communities.
We prioritise health and safety for our people
The safety of our workforce and the communities in which we operate is an essential priority. Tragically, two colleagues died in workplace incidents over the last year. These fatalities have had a profound and permanent impact on families, friends, colleagues and BHP. We enter FY2018 more committed than ever to make sure all our people go home safe.
In FY2017, we carried on our commitment to do what is right in response to the Fundão tailings dam failure at the Samarco operation in Brazil. Our team in Brazil remains focused to rebuild the communities and restore the environment impacted by the dam failure. We will work tirelessly now, and in the long-term, to do the right thing.
As a partner in the communities in which we operate, we share stewardship of the environment, support local cultures and help drive economic development. Many of our operations last for decades, and the maintenance of a social licence to operate them is essential.
We've been setting, meeting and exceeding targets for over 20 years
The passion, expertise and drive of all our people is evident in the results of our FY2013–FY2017 sustainability performance targets. Across the public goals for health, safety, environment and community, we met or exceeded the majority of the benchmarks we set. Importantly, we also made significant contributions to the world we live in.
Through our commitment to our Our Charter values, and dedication to continuously improve how we work, we are confident that BHP will continue to play an integral role in creating a safer and more sustainable future for all.