Case studies

What the industry is doing on the ground

  • Meeting the challenge of a sustainable water supply

    Meeting the challenge of a sustainable water supply

    In 2013, BHP Billiton approved an investment of US$1,972 million to sustain operations at Escondida in Chile, by constructing a new 2,500 litre per second sea-water desalination facility.

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  • Educating the next generation in Chile

    Educating the next generation in Chile

    Experts in Chile are fiercely debating the best way to create the schools and universities it needs as the country transitions to an economy that relies as much on the skills and talent of its people as on its natural resources.

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  • Rio Tinto supports the United Nations sustainable development goals

    Rio Tinto supports the United Nations sustainable development goals

    The new goals, set by the UN, aim to create broad economic benefits and allow future generations to continue to progress.

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  • Teck Named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List

    Teck Named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List

    Teck has been recognised as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the third consecutive year by media and investment research company Corporate Knights.

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  • Funding education and training at Oyu Tolgoi

    Funding education and training at Oyu Tolgoi

    Oyu Tolgoi, Rio Tinto’s world class copper and gold mine in Mongolia is committing tens of millions of dollars to the biggest training and education investment that the country has ever seen.

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  • Anglo American tops South Africa’s CSI ranking

    Anglo American tops South Africa’s CSI ranking

    Anglo American’s dedicated Corporate Social Investment (CSI) arm in South Africa, the Chairman’s Fund, has for the 10th year been voted South Africa’s best company in CSI with the greatest development impact.

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  • Fostering long-term development

    Fostering long-term development

    As a large, global organisation BHP Billiton has the capacity to help grow local businesses and foster the long-term development of suppliers in host communities.

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  • Driving economic growth through investment

    Driving economic growth through investment

    Since 2000, the Mopani mines in Zambia have invested US$250 million in health, education, infrastructure, water and sanitation, agriculture and sport.

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