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Become a supplier

At BHP, we recognise the importance of our suppliers and are committed to providing opportunities to participate in our global supply chain, including opportunities specific to local and Indigenous suppliers. 

There are a number of ways to become a supplier to BHP. This may include receiving an invitation to tender, participating in innovation challenges or, for our local and Indigenous suppliers, by registering with a Local Buying Program.

Before registering your interest to become a supplier, please read the BHP Minimum requirements for suppliers which set out our minimum health, safety, environment, community and business conduct requirements. Adherence to our Minimum requirements for suppliers is a pre-requisite for doing business with BHP.
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Responsible sourcing

BHP considers sustainability and human rights when procuring for our inbound and outbound supply chains, including shipping.
  • Our Approach

    BHP’s Ethical Supply Chain processes apply to all current and new suppliers of goods and services, without exception. We take this responsibility very seriously. It is not only critical to the sustainable operation of our business, but is the right thing to do.


    Click here to understand more about BHP's approach to operating ethically across activities.

  • BHP Minimum requirements for suppliers

    BHP Minimum Requirements for Suppliers sets out the minimum health, safety, environment, community and business conduct requirements for all suppliers to BHP. Adherence to our Minimum Requirements for Suppliers is a pre-requisite to doing business with BHP. 

    To align with BHP’s stance on zero tolerance on sexual assault and sexual harassment, the Minimum Requirements for Suppliers has been updated. Effective 16th November 2021, requirements relating to sexual harassment now apply to all new and existing suppliers wanting to work with BHP.

  • BHP Minimum requirements for non-suppliers
    BHP Minimum Requirements for Non-Suppliers sets out the minimum health, safety, environment, community and business conduct required of all non-suppliers to BHP. Adherence to our Minimum Requirements for Non-Suppliers is a pre-requisite to doing business with BHP. 
  • Operating protocols

    Please click the links below for further information on BHP, its operations, protocols and its commitments to human rights and modern slavery risk mitigation.


    BHP’s Charter Values

    BHP’s Code of Conduct

    BHP's Human Rights Page

    BHP’s Human Rights Policy Statement

    BHP’s Modern Slavery Act Statement

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Apply to be part of our Local Buying Program

BHP has established Local Buying Programs across Minerals Australia and Minerals Americas. The initiative aims to support small local businesses and provide opportunities to supply goods and services to our operations.

  • Minerals Australia
    BHP’s Local Buying Program was established in 2012 to support small businesses in engaging with BHP, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC).  It has since expanded into other areas across Australia where BHP operates including New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. 

    The Program is delivered in partnership with C-Res in Australia – a cost neutral organisation. Our aim is to make it easier for business owners to work with us through a streamlined on-boarding, procurement and payment process, which includes 7-day payment terms from receipt of invoice.

    The Program enables small local businesses to supply goods and services to BHP via a competitive tender process, with direct support provided by C-Res where needed.

    Businesses with an annual turnover of less than AUD$10M and a significant presence near one of BHP’s Minerals Australia core assets are encouraged to register for the program. Exemptions exist for Traditional Owner and Indigenous businesses.

    Since its launch in 2012, more than 1,600 local suppliers have registered with the Program, providing over A$1 billion in opportunities for local businesses!

    For more information on eligibility, please refer to www.localbuying.com.au  
  • Minerals Americas 
    The Minerals Americas Local Buying Program provides access for supplying goods and services to BHP operations in Chile. The initiative supports local SME's to engage with BHP in a simpler way, through competitive tenders and reduced payment terms.

    The program is open to vendors classified as SMEs headquartered in Antofagasta and Tarapacá Regions. The Local Buying Program is currently operated by SAWU, a subsidiary of Fundacion Mi Norte, a local NFP that support small entrepreneurs in Antofagasta.

    Watch this video for more information on the program. For more information on eligibility, please refer to www.bhp.com/ProgramadeCompraLocal   
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Register as an interested supplier

Register your interest in becoming a Supplier to BHP for supply of goods and/or services across our many operations.
  • Minerals Australia

    Small local businesses who have less than 20 full time equivalent employees and a significant physical presence in the state’s eligible regions can register to participate in the Local Buying Program in that state. 


    MyPass requirement for suppliers onboarding service contractors at Nickel West.

  • Minerals Americas

    The Local Buying Program is a platform designed to encourage, assist and develop our local (Tarapacá and Antofagasta Region) and indigenous suppliers work with BHP.

    If you are interested in being part of this space, please go to the following link

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    MyPass requirement for suppliers onboarding service contractors at Spence.

  • Jansen Potash project

    Our US$5.7 billion Jansen Stage 1 project in Saskatchewan, Canada, will produce potash. A new commodity for BHP, Potash is used in fertiliser to support a decarbonising world. Once complete, the project will deliver 4.35 million tonnes of potash per year with initial production targeted for 2027, ramping up over two years.

    New suppliers 

    BHP and HBJV (Hatch Bantrel Joint Venture) our EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management) partner, use a suite of databases to collect information from suppliers and contractors who are interested in exploring opportunities at Jansen Potash Project. Please visit the Jansen Stage 1 site to learn more about how to supply to the project. 

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Suppliers wanting to provision workers at Nickel West or Spence must register for the contractor management system, MyPass.

  • What is MyPass?

    MyPass is the industry standard for workforce compliance management. It’s centred around a digital Worker Passport that empowers contractors to own and manage their training and competency information. It is a proven industry platform already used by numerous Australian vendor partners, creating better transparency to safely manage relevant information about our contractor workforce.


    The Global Contractor System (GCS) will allow BHP to facilitate contractor on-boarding, mobilisation and management of workers, including system functionality related to worker qualifications, verification, mandatory training status and site readiness. MyPass will enable individual contractors to be assigned to approved scopes of work, systematising and standardising several contractor management controls.


    MyPass removes the dependency on manual data entry and spreadsheets by connecting BHP, Vendors, contractors and training organisations in one centralised and collaborative hub and significantly improve data integrity with respect to our Contractor workforce. It will provide BHP’s supply chain a single source of truth and vendor partners and service contractors’ personnel will experience simplified on-boarding, reducing the duplication of work and onerous administration.


    Check out this video for more information.



  • How do I access MyPass information and support?

    You can email the MyPass support team at support@mypassglobal.com to request more information about how to register.


    Alternatively, you can contact your BHP Site Representative, Procurement Representative or BHP Contract Owner to learn more.