BHP today released its latest Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) committing the world’s largest miner to a range of outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the four key priority areas of economic empowerment; social and cultural support; public engagement and governance.
BHP was one of the first companies to commit to a RAP in 2007. This fifth and latest RAP, developed with Reconciliation Australia and reflective of the Company’s global approach to working with Indigenous peoples, builds on the achievements of the past and hardwires new commitments into the way the business operates.
The RAP introduced today will span from 2017 to 2022. It has been accredited as ‘Elevate’, the highest attainable level, which BHP President Minerals Australia Mike Henry said demonstrated the Company’s determination to be a partner of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.