BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company – producing oil as well as coal, copper, diamonds, iron ore, manganese, nickel, uranium and a number of other minerals – boasts of a strong reputation for corporate responsibility. Communities affected by its operations may well believe that such a reputation is unjustified.
London Mining Network and others produced an alternative report on the company ready for its London AGM on 29 October 2009 (see low resolution pdf file at http://www.piplinks.org/system/files/BHP+Billiton+Alternative+Report.pdf).
BHP Billiton’s response to that report was wholly inadequate. See http://londonminingnetwork.org/2009/12/lmn-response-to-bhp-billiton-over-the-alternative-report-october-2009/.
The report was expanded for the company’s Australian AGM on 26 November 2009. The report is a high resolution pdf file (12.7 megabytes) and is available at http://www.slideshare.net/LondonMiningNetwork/bhp-biliton-undermining-the-future. (LMN is not responsible for any content of the linked webpage other than the report itself.)