Our Requirements for Communications, Community and External Engagement and Our Requirements for Major Capital Projects – Phase Requirements require due diligence to be undertaken to assess human rights risks. As part of risk management, you must identify any risks to human rights that may arise through business activities, functions and processes and to mitigate, or wherever possible eliminate, such risks. If community resettlement is required, it must be undertaken in accordance with the International Finance Corporation Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement.
You should never threaten, punish or take disciplinary or retaliatory action against anyone, inside or outside of BHP, for raising or helping to address a human rights concern.
We recognise the traditional rights of Indigenous peoples and acknowledge their right to maintain their culture, identity, traditions and customs. You should exercise cultural sensitivity and recognise and respect sites, places, structures and objects that are culturally or traditionally significant.
In relation to new operations or major capital projects that are located on lands traditionally owned by, or under customary use of, Indigenous peoples, comply with the ICMM Position Statement on Indigenous Peoples and Mining by completing host government regulatory processes or complying with domestic laws where they are consistent with the objectives of the ICMM Position Statement.
Safety and security personnel
When engaging a security provider you should communicate in writing our commitment to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and our expectations of them and provide training if required. If you are engaging a private security provider, they must be a signatory to, or agree in writing to align with, the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers.
Grievance mechanisms and remedy
For any adverse human rights impacts that may be caused, or contributed to by BHP, contact EthicsPoint or your local BHP office for information about the complaints and grievance process.