25 January 2011
BHP Billiton will donate A$2 million to the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal to assist with Victoria's flood relief and recovery efforts.
BHP Billiton CEO, Marius Kloppers said the Company wanted to show its support for Victorians during this difficult time. Melbourne is the home of BHP Billiton’s global headquarters and has been home to the Company’s headquarters since it was formed in 1885. The Company also has significant oil and gas interests in Victoria.
“BHP Billiton recognises the particular hardship caused by the continuing floods and is pleased to be able to offer some assistance to the flood-affected people of Victoria. As with all other assistance provided by the Company we will continue to match our employees’ individual donations through our Matched Giving Program,” Mr Kloppers said.
This contribution is in addition to the $11 million already donated to the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.