Sustainable Development Initiatives at BHP Billiton

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Case Length : 25 Pages
Period : 2001-2008
Pub Date : 2008
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : BHP BIlliton
Industry : Natural Resources
Countries : Global


BHP Billiton Limited and Plc (BHP Billiton) was the world's largest diversified natural resources company. The case discusses the sustainable development policy of the company.

It also discusses the Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Management Standards and Guide to Business Conduct that the company developed to implement its Sustainable Development Policy. The case details some of the initiatives taken by BHP Billiton to address issues concerning HSEC at its operations. The case also mentions some of the criticisms against the company regarding HSEC issues.


To understand the concept of Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Management Standards.

To learn about HSEC management initiatives in practice, by analyzing BHP Billiton's initiatives in this area.


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Introduction 1
Background 2
BHP Billiton's Sustainable Development Policy 5
Criticisms 11
Looking Ahead 13
Exhibits 15


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