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According to the UN Global Compact, companies should commit to the ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption (UN Global Compact, Accessed 27/12/11). We, BHP Billiton, as a global company realise that we need to give back to the society. Hence, we have put our focus on to the first and the seventh principles from the ten principles of UN Global Compact. The first principle focuses on the humanity rights, it stated, “businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights” (Global Compact Principle One, Accessed 27/12/11). And the seventh principle encourages businesses to support a “precautionary approach to environmental challenges” (Global Compact Principle Nine, Accessed 27/12/11). Our sustainable reports available through our website. It can be checked that we have been doing a sustainably
I, as the Director of Communication of BHP Billiton, recommend the company to:
1. Protect the human rights in South Africa, both villagers around the mining area and employees,
2. Reduce the mining waste in the mining area because it may caused health and environment problem in the area
In order to protect human rights, our program for the society is “Window of Opportunity”. This program focuses in helping and improving the health of women and children in South Africa and Mozambique and our company has provided $25 million for this program (BHP Billiton News, 2011). As a mining company working in the area, we have to protect the people of South Africa.
More than a decade ago, BHP faced an environmental problem in Ok Tedi, Papua New Guinea. BHP has dumped millions tonnes of toxic waste from their mining site which affected the surrounding areas. BHP Billiton had learnt their lesson from the past experience, they spent million of dollars to help the recovery of the villagers around Ok Tedi…...

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