In 2016, BHP announced its goal to achieve gender balance by 2025. By aspiring for gender balance, BHP seeks to create a safer, more harmonious culture. BHP wants their workplaces to be a place where everyone is respected and valued, a place that is an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.
Many of BHP’s global operations are located on or near the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples. BHP acknowledges that they have a profound responsibility to recognise and respect their status as First Peoples.
In 2018, BHP outlined its commercial case for workplace neurodiversity. BHP has strengthened its partnerships with leading Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) organisations and institutions and extended their successful internship program to create ongoing roles with neurodiversity in mind.
BHP has established an employee inclusion group, called Jasper, for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and others (LGBT+) community and its allies.