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Why work with us

At BHP, we believe partnering with quality suppliers helps to innovate, collaborate and lift our shared business value. In doing so, we're working together to tackle important global issues like social value, climate change and inclusion and diversity.

Our supplier partnerships are fundamental to our success

BHP spent US$22.1b billion with over 7,800 diverse suppliers from across 53 countries. We're committed to building our network of local and indigenous suppliers in the communities where we operate.
US$22.1bAnnual spend
7.8kSuppliers in the regions where we operate
US$2.6bpaid to local suppliers in the communities where we operate.
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Inclusion and diversity

Partnering for change

Our inclusion and diversity commitments not only motivate us to improve and challenge ourselves, but are an opportunity for our suppliers and other partners to encourage progress closer to home.

How we support local & Indigenous suppliers

Through BHP’s Local Buying Programs, small local and indigenous businesses are given the opportunity to partner with BHP to supply goods and services across a range of operations. From 1 July 2021, we reduced payment terms for all small, local and indigenous businesses globally to 7 days. This change benefit approximately 4000 supply partners across 31 countries, including in our key operating regions of Australia, Chile, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago.