Bhp Billiton

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Bhp Billiton
Industry Mining
Founded 2001
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia London, United Kingdom
Area Served Worldwide
CEO Andrew Mackenzie
Chairman Jacques Nasser
Products Iron ore, Diamonds, Coal, Gold, Petroleum, Natural gas,Copper, Uranium, Nickel and Silver
Market Value 64.929.7 m$
Employees 47.044 (2014)
Website www.bhpbilliton

About Bhp Billiton[edit]

Bhp Billiton is one of the leading companies in the mining and natural resources industry. It is an anglo-australian company that was created in 2001 by the merger of two huge mining companies, called Bhp and Billiton. The company produces aluminium, nickel, silver, uranium, gold, coal, iron ore, oil and gas and is also involved in marketing activities. The vision of Bhp is to build a long-term relationship with the community and take care of health, safety and environment. The company also tries to implement the sustainability in its activities.

Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy[edit]

The company respects the human rights of their employees. They also help the community in the field of health care, education and donating lot of money. They support education and health care as well, and try to coordinate all of their activities according to sustainability. They minimize the negative impacts on the air, water, earth and the whole environment by applying new innovative technologies, that use less water, natural sources and energy on producing. Billiton is helping and supporting small and medium businesses in implementing sustainability.

Employment Policy[edit]

The company currently has 47,044 employees. If we divide the 47,044 employees by area, 23,048 of them work is Australasia (Australia and Pacific Asia), 9,337 work in South America, 9,035 in Africa, 4,373 in North America, 1,105 in Asia and 146 in Europe. The company is present on all of the continents, for example in South Africa, Pakistan, England, Algeria, U.S.A., Australia and others.

Cultural Exchange Programs[edit]

The company´s employees can switch their job locations within the locations, where the company cooperates. The most of the switches are made between the headquarters (Melbourne and London).


International Internship Program[edit]

Bhp Billiton has its own foundation for Graduate Programs. That means the foundation is looking for graduates and students that can be potential future leaders. The company offers to the graduates and students to spend their internships at the company, where they can improve their skills and if they work well, they can join the company full-time. These internships are offered in Australia, New Mexico and Houston (U.S.A.), Singapore, Chile and South Africa.

Grants And Scholarships[edit]

This foundation of Bhp Billiton also offers grants and scholarships for the students and graduates.

Cooperation with Universities[edit]

The company cooperates with business schools from all over the world, like Melbourne, Johannesburg, Santiago and Houston. They are also in cooperation with University College London and Energy Policy Institute in Adelaide with which they launched a Natural Resources Initiative for Sustainability. They also donated 10 million dollars for academic research on sustainability.

Notable Activities[edit]

Promoting Human- and Civil Rights[edit]

The company operates according with the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact Principles. The Charter of the company and Code of Business Conduct is defined on the basis of these documents.

Activities in the Field of Humanitarian Aid[edit]

Bhp Billiton actively participates in charity. They gave 25 million dollars to a program that helps to improve the health of children and women in Africa. Also 28,6 million dollars was spent on a charity in Colombia, where Bhp Billiton will help to vulnerable people, including women, youth and displaced men. Most of the employees of Bhp Billiton also give donations, as well make voluntary work to help the local communities.

Supporting Music and Visual Arts[edit]

The company also supports music and arts. Ten years ago Bhp Billiton and the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Santiago began a partnership and the company became the official sponsor of the institute by donating 17 million dollars. In Melbourne the company also opened a Contemporary Art Collection.

Supporting Sports[edit]

Bhp Billiton has been a sponsor of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games since 2006 and they also provide the silver for the silver medals. Bhp Billiton was the sponsor of “New Beijing, Great Olympics”, which was a sport exhibition about the Olympics. The company also tries to give opportunities to Australian children engage in sports, so they built swimming pools by the program of Swim and Survive. It improves the education, training and sports in West Australia.

External Links[edit]

Official Webpage