Overview

BHP Group Limited is a Public Company that is ranked number 3 out of the top 2000 companies in Australia. The company generates the majority of its income from the Metal Ore Mining in Australia industry.

In 2019 the company generated total revenue of $64,465,649,000 including sales and other revenue. In 2019 BHP Group Limited had 28926 employees in Australia including employees from all subsidiaries under the company's control.

The Chief Executive of BHP Group Limited is Dr Andrew Mackenzie whose official title is Chief Executive Officer. The Chairman of BHP Group Limited is Mr Ken MacKenzie whose official title is Independent Non-Executive Chairman. 

BHP Group Limited, now trading as BHP, is a diversified resources company which extracts, processes and markets metals, minerals, coal, iron ore and petroleum products to global markets.

The company operates through the following divisions:

  • Iron Ore - This division explores for and extracts iron ore, and is one of the largest suppliers of the commodity to global markets. The company has operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and in Brazil through Samarco, a joint venture with Brazilian miner Vale - the Samarco operations are currently suspended following the dam failure at the site in 2015.
  • Coal - This division produces and markets thermal coal for use in industrial applications and power generation. BHP has mine operations in Australia and South America. This division also produces and markets hard coking coal for use in the manufacture of steel. BHP supplies the global market through its mines in Queensland and New South Wales and through its 33% interest in the Cerrejon mine in Colombia. The company owns 50% of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, 80% of BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal, and 100% of New South Wales Energy Coal.
  • Petroleum and Potash - BHP Billiton Petroleum explores for and extracts petroleum and gas and markets them to more than a dozen countries around the world. Products from this division include crude oil and condensate, natural gas, LPG and LNG. The group is involved in projects in Australia, Trinidad and Tobago and Algeria  This division is also involved in potash pre-development, with holdings in Canada.
  • Copper - This division is involved in the exploration for and mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, nickel and gold. The Company’s uranium business is currently comprised of world’s largest uranium deposit in Olympic Dam, South Australia. The Olympic Dam mine also produces copper, gold and silver and has fully integrated facilities onsite to process ore to metal.  Additionally, the company owns the Nickel West mine in Western Australia and retains an interest in copper assets in Chile, Peru and the United States.

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