BHP Group: Sustainably Focussed Mining Strategy

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Global Warming Is a Significant Challenge, but Also a Great Opportunity for the Mining Industry and Change Is Coming Fast, Says Mike Henry, BHP Group CEO

One of the world’s top producers of commodities including iron ore, copper, nickel and metallurgical coal, BHP Group is on a mission to bring people and resources together to build a better world. 

Founded in 1885, and home to 80,000 employees and contractors, the company works across 90 locations worldwide including headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and sales and marketing led out of Singapore.

Continued value for stakeholders

BHP Group employs a five pronged approach to manage its resilient long-term portfolio of assets:

  • Exploration and acquisition — BHP Group is working to add high-quality Tier 1 copper and nickel interests through exploration activities and early-stage entry and acquisition options.
  • Development and mining — achieving the industry’s best performance in safety, operational excellence, project management and allocation of capital.
  • Process and logistics — processing and refining ore, safely managing waste and efficiently and sustainably transporting products to customers.
  • Sales, marketing and procurement — maximising value through centralised marketing and procurement organisations, commercial expertise and understanding of markets, customers and suppliers.
  • Closure and rehabilitation — using closure and rehabilitation throughout the asset life cycle to help minimise our impact and optimise post-closure value for all.
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“The magnitude of the global warming challenge is significant and change is coming fast. But with that comes great opportunity for the mining industry,” believes Mike Henry, BHP Group CEO. 

“This opportunity will only be realised through concerted effort and collaboration across industry, investors and governments, putting predictability and responsibility at the core.”

Henry has over 30 years’ experience in the global mining and petroleum industry, spanning operational, commercial, safety, technology and marketing roles, having joined BHP in 2003. He has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team since 2011, bringing deep operational and market knowledge across a range of commodities, and a strategic approach to resource and skills development to implement BHP’s strategy and future growth options that will support global economic growth and decarbonisation.


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