BHP sits among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. It also has substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal. A multinational and dual-listed company, BHP is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and is one of the largest listed companies on the ASX. BHP has made considerable contributions to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last century. In 2020, the Climate Accountability Institute found that between 1965 and 2018, BHP was the 19th largest carbon emitter in the world.
ACCR has engaged regularly with BHP Group on its decarbonisation commitments and lobbying related to climate and energy policy for more than four years. Despite cosmetic improvements to policies, there is little evidence of BHP’s industry associations advocating for ambitious and effective climate and energy policy.