BHP is a leading global resources company. We extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 62,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Our products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States. Our global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia.
Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. We do this through our strategy to have the best capabilities applied to a portfolio of the best commodities and the best assets, to create long-term value and high returns. We are among the worlds top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. We also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.