Sustainable development in action.
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A successful Indigenous Development Program (IDP), run since FY2015, has helped Minerals Australia progress its goal of developing Indigenous employees for leadership roles.
The health and safety of our people and the communities we are a part of will always be our number one priority. That’s why we have a focus on the management and control of dust that mining operations can generate, to prevent potential impacts on air quality, health and the environment.
Employee conversations held as part of a sexual harassment and sexual assault awareness training program in Minerals Americas have helped BHP better understand what we can do to prevent and respond to sexual harassment or sexual assault incidents and allegations at our operations.
As the world embraces the enormous possibilities of technology, the nature of work is changing and this is presenting opportunities and challenges for the communities in which we operate. BHP is working to support communities to transition to new ways of working and thrive in this changing environment.
As we continuously focus on safety, our people have been responding with creative ways to make their workplaces and jobs safer.
The safety of our people and the communities in which we operate always comes first and managing our material safety risks is key. The failure of a tailings storage facility (TSF) is one of the most material risks at our operations.
In FY2020, the communities near our operated assets faced many challenges with social unrest in Chile and the United States, catastrophic bushfires in Australia and the global COVID-19 pandemic.Each event presented a distinct set of challenges and as a result required a different approach from BHP to support the communities in which we operate.
Cerrejón in Colombia, an independently managed operation in which BHP owns a one-third share, is located in the department of La Guajira, which is one of the most arid regions of the country.
The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance Broadmeadow underground metallurgical coal mine in Queensland has made significant advances towards eliminating potential worker exposure to both of these substances, significantly enhancing management of associated risks to the health of our people
The plants and animals native to the lands surrounding our operated assets are crucial to the health of local ecosystems as well as being culturally important to local communities, including Traditional Owners. We consult with local communities, scientific institutions and regulatory authorities to design fit-for-purpose habitat restoration programs across our operating regions.