Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, BHP Billiton is an Anglo–Australian mining and petroleum company that has a major management office in London, United Kingdom.
They operate in 25 countries worldwide and are one of the most controversial mining companies in the world.
BHP Billiton has been criticized due to the social and environmental impact of their activities in the various countries where they operate. Reprisk ranks them 4th amongst the most controversial mining companies, saying that they are “responsible for environmental destruction […], forced relocation of communities, destruction of traditional livelihoods, human rights abuses and the violation of indigenous peoples’ rights.” They have also been noted in various subsequent Reprisk reports1
The investor information given here is correct as at Dirty Profits 1, published at December 2012.
Shareholders according to morningstar
Investmentfunds according to onvista
- https://www.reprisk.com/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/141209-ESG-Risk-in-Colombia_final-draft.pdf [↩]