BHP joins ResponsibleSteel™

BHP extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas, with more than 72,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. BHP is among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. The company also has substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.

BHP’s purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world.

The company’s approach to environmental management is based on the robust identification, assessment and control of material risks across all phases of its business, from exploration to development, operation and closure. BHP aims to avoid or, where this is not possible, minimise its impacts, while contributing to lasting environmental benefits across the regions where the company operates.

Fiona Wild, Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change, BHP, said: “At BHP we take a product stewardship view of how our commodities are used through the value chain. We are pleased to join Responsible Steel and continue to partner with our customers to help improve sustainability and emissions standards in the steel making value chain.”

Matthew Wenban-Smith, Executive Director, ResponsibleSteel, said: “We are delighted to announce that BHP has joined as our newest Business Member. Having one of the largest resource and mining companies in the world as a member sends a very strong signal and commitment to the steel sector to help achieve the responsible sourcing and production of steel. BHP’s membership will ensure that as we further develop our ResponsibleSteel standard to include three additional components: requirements for the responsible sourcing of raw materials; requirements related to the measurement and reporting of GHG emissions and the claims that certified sites can make about the steel products they produce, we will have additional input, expertise and experience from an organisation committed to helping the sector reach higher levels of sustainability.”

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