Gobi Desert, Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia


Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs

We find better ways to provide the materials the world needs to grow and decarbonise. These metals and minerals are found everywhere in everyday life: aluminium for cars, copper for renewable energy technologies, iron ore for the steel in our cities and lithium for electric vehicles.

The transition to a low-carbon world offers a unique opportunity for us to grow, and to play an important role in finding ways to deliver these materials in the most responsible way possible. So we have put climate change at the heart of our strategy, combining investments in commodities that enable the energy transition with actions to decarbonise our operations and value chains.

Decarbonising our assets de-risks our business and growing in materials essential for the world to decarbonise will underpin our financial performance for decades to come. It also creates commercial opportunities as we expand our role in providing low-carbon materials to help our customers decarbonise.







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Finding better ways for more than 150 years

Finding better ways has always been in our DNA. Our history has helped shape the company we are today.

What we stand for

We find better ways to provide the materials the world needs. Our purpose is a unifying force underpinned by our values of care, courage and curiosity. Together with our Code of Conduct, our values guide how we work and treat each other, the communities in which we operate and our environment.

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Reducing our impact

Net zero emissions from our operations by 2050.

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Purpose, values and strategy

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs

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Technology, research and development are integral to our business, helping us run safer, more efficient operations and leave a lighter footprint. We’re building meaningful partnerships and connections across the supply chain to help us tackle challenges and drive change, including with customers, suppliers, research institutes and governments.

By investing in R&D and combining data with analytics, artificial intelligence and automation, we’re finding ways to make our business safer and more productive, and leave a lighter footprint.

Governance and leadership

Our ambition is to deliver superior returns for our shareholders by becoming a leader in the global energy transition and finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs. We’re focused on creating a culture that supports and empowers our people and creates an environment where everyone feels comfortable being themselves, has the courage to speak up if something isn’t right and listens to each other with care and curiosity.

Conveyor running along the export facility at Cape Lambert Ports

Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day management of the business
Sunset at Kennecott copper mine

Board of Directors

Our Board oversees how we deliver on our purpose
Conveyor belt between stockpiles at Weipa Operations

Corporate governance

Considering the right things, at the right time, with the right people and insights


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Delivering attractive shareholder returns