BHP Billiton launches online society section

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BHP Billiton Image credit: flickr.com User: Jason Rhodes

BHP Billiton has launched a new section on its official website to gather all its global community and sustainability context in one place, and provide regular and timely updates on its communal and sustainability activities.

BHP Billiton Image credit: flickr.com User: Jason Rhodes
BHP Billiton
Image credit: flickr.com User: Jason Rhodes

According to the media release by BHP Billiton, the Society section features news, case studies and relevant reports and presentations including sustainability reports, and the latest updates to regulatory and compliance information.

The company has also released its Community Review, which outlines the company’s approach to community investment and highlights its contribution to communities through economic development, education and training, environment, health, indigenous communities and disaster relief in a selection of over 40 case studies.

BHP has a long history of investing in communities and has thus far committed US$1.5 billion to a range of community programs globally through business directed charitable giving, local programs and corporate charities.  It is also investing in partnerships that support the regions where it operates, and currently supports more than 1200 programs in 16 countries across six continents.

“We are delighted to showcase our community and sustainability news and information in a new Society section of our website and the Community Review which raises the awareness of BHP Billiton’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and support,” said Tony Cudmore, President, Corporate Affairs at BHP Billiton.

“We are committed to our charter value of sustainability and consider the long-term future of our business, our people and the societies in which we operate. We are privileged to be in a position where we are able to partner with communities and help contribute to positive change.”