Company Profile

Coal Mining

BHP Billiton Ltd

Total score

Total score : 19
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Transparency score
Transparency score: 42%

US$ 67 billion

Total aggregate sales

US$ 5.6 billion

Average monthly sales


Number of current employees who will die from a NCDs between the ages of 30-70*

*Based on WHO Regional Comparable Estimates

US$ 468 million

Total spending on CSR (health and community)

42,829 (employees) and 64,050 (contractors)

Total number of employees





Employee Overlay

Probability of dying from NCDs per country/region

Wellness program

Mental Health and Wellness program


The program aims to raise awareness of, and remove stigmas often associated with, mental health and wellness while connecting employees and their families to additional resources that will complement the support provided by BHP Billiton to its employees who may be suffering from mental health issues at work or home.

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Program activities:

  • BHP Billiton's Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) has implemented a range of initiatives, including: • regular senior leader communications on the importance of mental health; • training of frontline supervisors; • better access to support resources, in particular better access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers and efforts to normalize the use of EAPs; • information sessions for employees and local communities in support of mental health organizations and activities, such as a roadshow run by an NGO called beyondblue, that visited remote areas and mine sites in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
  • Holding activities such as Perth Wellness Day including yoga and mindfulness classes, which empowered employees with tools to boost productivity through mind focus.
  • The beyondblue Pilbara roadshow - a mental wellness roadshow that complements the company's Mental Wellness Standard, which is designed to help BHP's employees understand mental wellness; further develop their leaders and enrich workplace culture by connecting people to free mental health support and resources

Monitoring & evaluation/ follow- up process:

Queensland Coal Asset, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, commenced a comprehensive mental health review to assess the asset against core elements of mental health and wellness. The review includes employee questionnaires and discussions with management teams, and will also look at the broader aspects that may impact employee wellness.

Health outcome:

WAIO has seen an increasing number of employees empowered to step up, seek support and talk openly about their issues. There has been a marked increase in employee referrals to site-based health representatives relating to mental wellness issues. EAP utilization has increased from 8.7% in 2013 to 10.7% in 2014, and was 13.8% as at 30 June 2015. This is 47% higher than other iron ore companies serviced by the same EAP provider.

Humanistic and productivity outcome:

Through specialist mental health and suicide prevention training, leaders have been equipped with the practical skills to prevent, identify and respond to mental health issues in the workplace and create a supportive environment.

Health screening/assessment frequency:

The program runs annual Employee Perception Survey includes a number of leading indicators on mental wellness.

Sodexo Symmetry Health, Lifestyle and Entertainment Program


The Sodexo program is an effective lifestyle-enhancement program designed to increase employee well-being and retention levels.


BHP Billiton Olympic Dam, South Australia, Australia

Program activities:

Sodexo coordinators propose a wide array of activities, including wellness challenges, social events, special themed evenings, offsite trips and much more. They also engage residents through regular communications, health checks, personal assessments, workout programs and warm-ups. Residents who aren’t into the gym scene are even able to benefit from regular walking groups and outdoor circuits. This innovative program also provides healthy food options, including low-fat, low-saturated-fat, vegetarian and low-salt meals through Sodexo's Smartfuel offer.


It is run by fully qualified and accredited fitness professionals whose mission is to drive health and wellness initiatives across all components of village life, to constantly motivate residents to get involved, and to bring a real sense of community to the project.

Humanistic and productivity outcome:

By adopting Sodexo’s program and services, BHP Billiton has already seen measurable reductions in staff turnover. Today it’s as low as just 3% and, based on regular surveys, 90% of residents express satisfaction. This program has also encouraged residents to modify their behavior even when they’re not on shift, bringing a positive impact to their personal lives.

Run by (vendors, etc.):

It is run by Sodexo qualified professionals - health and lifestyle coordinators