Nurturing mutually beneficial relationships. Developing community investment programs that respond to local needs and situations in an ethical manner that recognises traditional rights and values; and respects cultural heritage.

In Australia, BHP Billiton’s directly employ more than 25,000 people, with substantial representation from Indigenous communities. Many of our operations are located on or near Aboriginal lands. Promoting the principles of reconciliation is important to us to ensure that our businesses and employees live Our Charter value of respect, and provide opportunities for engagement and advancement of Aboriginal peoples.

The long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with the communities in which we operate and those neighbouring our operations. We promote working together to make a positive contribution to the lives of people who live near our operations and to society more generally.

At the local level, each contributing Australian operation will engage with both internal and external stakeholders.

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