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:
- embedding flexible working;
- enabling our supply chain partners to support our commitment to inclusion and diversity;
- uncovering and taking steps to mitigate potential bias in our systems, behaviours, policies and processes; and
- 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.
At BHP, we want to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace for all. It’s part of bringing your whole self to work.
Jasper is BHP’s employee inclusion group for BHP’S lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and others (LGBT+) community and its allies.
The group’s name Jasper was inspired by the mineral jasper– known for its unique multi-coloured patterns. This characterisation reflects the rich diversity of the LGBT+ community.
Formally endorsed by the BHP Executive Leadership Team and Global Inclusion and Diversity Council in 2017, Jasper’s aim is to drive a safe and inclusive work environment for everyone by providing advice on ways to reduce bias and ensure LGBT+ people are respected and valued no matter their sexual or gender identity.
Jasper is open to all employees whether they be LGBT+ identifying or an ally.