Social value in action in Ecuador

At BHP, our purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world – and, the BHP Tarqui joint venture project in Ecuador is doing just that.

Exploration teams are always the first step in building relationships with the communities in which we operate, and although this project is in early stages with no guarantees of exploration success, our approach to social value underpins our engagement with local communities. 

Over the last two years, the exploration project has delivered various safety improvements and positive changes within the community; including, access to sanitation units and safe employment opportunities. 

In this short video, hear from the Indigenous Shuar community of San Luis in southern Ecuador about the social and economic outcomes that our partnership is delivering.

To learn more about BHP’s commitment to local communities visit Communities | BHP.