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A message from our CEO

Andrew Mackenzie introduces Our Code of Conduct.

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Whether you’re an employee, supplier, customer or shareholder, we invite you to discover and learn the way in which we operate internally and externally, in a manner that is both respectful of people and the law.

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Every day, all of us at BHP work hard to uncover the resources that are the building blocks of an ever-changing world. It’s something we should all be proud of.

While what we achieve is important – so is how we achieve it.

How we work is guided by the core values in Our Charter. They are Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability. We are relentless in our pursuit of these values and they guide our decision making.

Our Code brings them to life, reminds us why they are important and helps us understand what it means to work with those values as our guiding principle. Our Code shows us how we should treat others, and how they should treat us. It strengthens our relationships, builds trust in the communities where we work and protects our Company.

Our employees, and those who work with us or who are associated with us, should speak up if they see something that might contradict Our Code. There are a number of ways to speak up, and we won’t tolerate retaliation against anyone.

Our Code is not just for our employees — we also want our external stakeholders to know how we expect our people to behave and to speak up about any conduct inconsistent with Our Code.

Our Code sets a standard of behaviour and keeps us accountable. Although we may be tested, we won’t compromise on our values. That includes our commitment to each other and our communities.

Our Code has and will continue to guide us.

Thank you for working with me to uphold Our Code and our values.

Andrew Mackenzie
Chief Executive Officer

Quick Test

If you're in doubt about whether you should speak up or not, then ask yourself the below questions...


Does it fit with the values of Our Charter?

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Could it directly or indirectly endanger someone or cause them physical or mental harm?


Is it legal and in line with our policies and procedures?


Does it fit with my personal values?


If the story appeared in the media, would I feel comfortable with the decision?


What would I tell my partner, parent, child or friend to do?


What's my intuition or 'gut feel'? If it feels bad, then it probably is bad.

If you feel uncomfortable or have difficulty answering any of the questions in the Quick Test, you should speak up.

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Version 2.1, last updated 16 August 2018

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