BHP screens suppliers and customers to block transactions with sanctioned countries and sanctioned parties. If you are involved in international transactions or may interact with individuals or entities who are subject to sanctions, you need to comply with our screening procedures. Check with Ethics and Compliance before proceeding as sanctions programs are subject to frequent change. Examples of countries affected by comprehensive sanctions at time of publication included Crimea (Region of the Ukraine), Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. If you become aware of any activity involving BHP and any of these countries or their citizens, you must contact Ethics and Compliance immediately.
Before sending technical information, software or equipment across international borders, check that you are legally allowed to do so. Seek assistance from Ethics and Compliance and allow enough time to obtain any licences that may be required.
If you are asked to withhold goods or services from a party because of their race, religion, gender, national origin or nationality, contact Ethics and Compliance about how to respond.