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Global Inclusion and Diversity Council

To better reflect the communities in which we work, we have set an aspirational goal to achieve gender balance across BHP by 2025. It’s an aspiration designed to harness the enormous potential that a more inclusive and diverse workplace will deliver at BHP, so we can leave a positive legacy for the generations to come.

BHP’s Global Inclusion and Diversity Council has recommended four priorities to accelerate the delivery of a more inclusive work environment and enhanced overall workplace diversity:

  1. embedding flexible working;
  2. enabling our supply chain partners to support our commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  3. uncovering and taking steps to mitigate potential bias in our systems, behaviours, policies and processes; and
  4. ensuring our brand and industry are attractive to a diverse range of people.

In a series of profiles, we asked some Council members why inclusion and diversity is important to them personally.


Alex Archila

Alex Archila is President of BHP’s Shale business. He’s an engineer from Guatemala who’s had the good fortune to work in seven countries over the past 33 years. He also doesn’t play golf.  

Meet Alex

Edgar Basto

For Edgar Basto, BHP Asset President, Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO), it’s simple: he believes inclusive and diverse teams are good for business.

Meet Edgar

Jane Michie

For Jane Michie, BHP Global Head of Tax, inclusion and diversity is about flexible work arrangements and being a passionate, visible advocate for change.

Meet Jane

Sean Milfull

For BHP Peak Downs (Minerals Australia) General Manager Sean Milfull, a moment at a networking event has changed his perspective on inclusion.

Meet Sean
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