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We all have a responsibility to work in accordance with Our Charter values. Here we talk about our expectations, of you as an employee, of our leaders, and of others who work for us.

Our expectations of you

We all have a responsibility to work in accordance with Our Charter values, as well as within the law. It is critical you understand Our Code and how it applies to you.

When we refer to ‘you’ this includes employees, directors and Board members. We also expect contractors, consultants and others who may be assigned to perform work or services for our Company to follow Our Code in connection with their work for us.

The Company expects that you:

  • will act according to Our Code at all times;
  • understand Our Requirements and local standards and procedures that apply to how we work;
  • know how, and when, to speak up; and
  • know we do not tolerate retaliation against anyone for having the courage to speak up.

We all have a shared responsibility to make our Company a great place to work and create a culture of trust and care for one another.

Our expectations of leaders

We know the standard we walk by is the standard we accept. That’s why if you are responsible for leading people at BHP, it’s important you role model Our Charter values by:

  • demonstrating behaviours described in Our Code;

        rewarding employees for demonstrating Our Charter values;
      ○  holding everyone to account for breaching Our Code;  

  • helping all members of the team understand the expectations and practical application of Our Code, Our Requirements and local standards and procedures;

        informing new team members of the expectations in Our Code;
      ○  embedding Our Code into day-to-day activities and existing processes;

  • making decisions that are in the best interests of BHP;
  • fostering an inclusive culture where everyone feels comfortable to speak up or ask questions without fear of retaliation;

        knowing how to appropriately respond to concerns; and
      ○  having zero tolerance for any form of retaliation.

Our expectations of others who work with us

We want all third parties we deal with, including our suppliers, contractors, customers, community partners and governments, to understand our expectations. Relevant sections of Our Code include a section tailored to our expectations of others who work with us.

We encourage our non-operated joint ventures, minority interests and industry associations to maintain similar standards of conduct. We expect our employees working with our third parties to hold them accountable.

Version 2.1, last updated 16 August 2018

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