Good 360
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

BIC Names BHP Billiton Company of the Year


Wednesday, 13th July 2005 at 1:07 pm
Staff Reporter
UK business leaders have honoured BHP Billiton’s commitment to responsible business practice, receiving the Company of the year Award 2005 at Business in the Community National Awards for Excellence.

Wednesday, 13th July 2005
at 1:07 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
BIC Names BHP Billiton Company of the Year
Wednesday, 13th July 2005 at 1:07 pm

UK business leaders have honoured BHP Billiton’s commitment to responsible business practice, receiving the Company of the year Award 2005 at Business in the Community National Awards for Excellence.

BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company beat-off strong competition to follow in the footsteps of Marks and Spencer (2004) and Carillion (2003) to be honoured with the award at the Gala event at Royal Albert Hall in London.

Business in the Community Chief Executive Julia Cleverdon said BHP Billiton provided an inspiring example of building business success on values of sustainable development and responsible business practice and was a company which was leading their industry towards sustainable solutions.

Cleverdon says BHP Billiton is committed to building long term relationships with key NGO partners, such as Oxfam and WWF as well as governments and peoples on whose land they operate.

She says these partnerships deliver significant shareholder value as well as life changing economic and social impacts for communities that often struggle with poverty and disease.

The award audience was told that BHP Billiton has a long-term commitment to sustainable development and has taken a collaborative approach to tackling issues and helping the disadvantaged across the world including Australia, South Africa, South America, Pakistan and Mozambique.

The company has also implemented a range of initiatives to achieve the Millennium Development Goals including a ten year HIV / AIDS program in Africa; a cross border collaboration with Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa to eradicate Malaria and a program with government and community groups in Chile to support the construction of a large modern school.

Formally committed to the United Nations Global Compact, BHP Billiton is an active member of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals’, which focuses on the industry’s role and responsibilities in sustainable development.

They are also one of the first companies in the world to report in accordance with the 2002 Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and have been recognised by the Global Coalition on HIV/AIDS with its Innovation Award.

BHP Billiton supports a variety of community initiatives in the locations where it operates, including South America and Africa with voluntary contributions to community programs totaling US$46.5 million last year.

In association with The Financial Times and the Department of Trade and Industry, the Awards for Excellence are the culmination of a 12-month rigorous process involving 200 independent assessors from business, Not for Profit sector and government.

Business in the Community is a unique movement in the UK of 800 member companies. Its purpose is to inspire, challenge, engage and support business in continually improving its positive impact on society.



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

...


More Suppliers

Tags : Awards,

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Finalists Named in 2017 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 11th October 2017 at 4:16 pm

Nominate for Human Rights Award

Lina Caneva

Monday, 14th August 2017 at 1:54 pm

Awards Recognising Leadership in Shared Value Are Now Open

Rachel McFadden

Tuesday, 4th July 2017 at 2:58 pm

More than $170,000 Available for Young Environmental Entrepreneurs

Rachel McFadden

Wednesday, 14th June 2017 at 9:17 am

POPULAR

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Adelaide at the Vanguard of Ending Street Homelessness Globally

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 21st November 2017 at 8:43 am

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Good 360
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!