Economic contribution

Economic contribution

Invested in Australia

We know that without Australia, we wouldn't be where we are today. And we're pretty proud of how we're helping the nation grow too.

In 2017, we paid A$4.9 billion in taxes and royalties to governments in Australia. But it's not just the tax we pay – it's the doors we open.

We directly employ 21,000 people across Australian regions and towns. We're proud to be one of the largest employers of Indigenous Australians in the country. And through our cadetship and scholarship programmes, we're helping the country's future leaders.

Our work creates jobs in other industries too. In 2017 we purchased goods and services from more than 9,000 Australian businesses.

Want to partner with us? Our supplier web portals show upcoming opportunities and information about working with us.

Building stronger communities

We want to make sure we help build stronger communities. In 2017 we invested more than A$27.5 million in everything from local community services to bigger partnerships – like our work with the Clontarf Foundation – that tackle some of the nation's most important issues.

We were the first mining company to embrace Indigenous land rights in Australia. Today we have agreements in place across all our operations to ensure local Indigenous people have a say in how the benefits of mining are used in their community. And that's not just financial benefits, but education, training and employment for future generations too.

Find out more about our communities and partnerships.