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Ensuring sustainable global development
This Case Study profiles how BHP Billiton has promoted and maintained sustainable development and socio-economic sustainability.
As a result of reading this Case Study, the student should be able to:
- Explain the concepts of sustainable development and socio-economic sustainability and outline the relationship to corporate citizenship
- Describe how BHP Billiton deals with socio-economic sustainability with reference to employee relations, supply, and economic contributions to the host community
- Discuss the benefits to BHP Billiton and its host communities of the socio-economic sustainability programs
- Justify different strategies that can be used by a business to be classified as an ethical global business.
Join us in a journey; a journey embracing a range of cultures and an opportunity to meet the locals.
For BHP Billiton, sustainable development is about ensuring its business remains viable and contributes lasting benefits to society through the consideration of social, environmental, ethical and economic aspects in all that it does.
With socio-economic sustainability in mind, let's now embark on our travels with BHP Billiton.
Off to Canada: The glitter of underground diamonds.
Over to South Africa: Black Economic Empowerment Procurement Policy.
Across the South African border to Mozambique: Starting from scratch.
Back in Australia: Doing business.
BHP Billiton takes its ethical and social responsibilities seriously, and it demonstrates this by investing significant time, money and resources in numerous sustainable development and socio-economic programs.