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BHP Billiton 2014 Sustainability Report Published


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BHP Billiton, a leading diversified resources company, has published its 2014 Sustainability Report – Value through performance

The Report was developed using a rigorous materiality assessment that incorporated feedback from internal and external stakeholders, to identify the sustainability issues that have a direct or indirect impact on their business, their stakeholders and society at large.

BHP Billiton’s 2014 Sustainability Report provides a comprehensive view of their approach to their value of Sustainability. Their 2014 Sustainability Report details their continued commitment to sustainably supplying the energy and resources that support global development and growth. It also demonstrates their maintained focus on the health and safety of their people and their continued commitment to support host communities and to protect the environment, and their approach to mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change.

BHP Billiton FY2014 Achievements:

  • No fatalities recorded at operated assets
  • Record low Total Recordable Injury Frequency – reduced by 9% since FY2013
  • 22% reduction in potential occupational exposures, compared with FY2012 baselines
  • 1.7 Mt CO2-e reduction in GHG emissions, compared to FY2013
  • Over US$30m committed to conservation projects as of FY2014; in addition to the environmental management activities of their operations
  • US$242m voluntary investment in community programmes
  • 55% of procurement spend was with local suppliers
  • US$ 9.9bn paid in taxes and royalties – continued support for the EITI
  • Developed four transparency principles (Responsibility, Openness, Fairness, Accessibility)

BHP Billiton Affiliations:

  • Founding member of the International Council Mining and Metals (ICMM)
  • Signatory  of and committed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact – the Report serves as their UNGC Advanced Level Communications on Progress (COP)
  • Signatory to the United Nations – Call to Action: Anti-Corruption and the Global Development Agenda
  • Supporter of the EITI through its membership of ICMM and supporter of Transparency International
  • Organisational stakeholder of GRI
  • Committed to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
  • Listed in Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Indexes such as FTSE4Good Global Index; JSE SRI Index and the DJSI SRI Index

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