Human rights governance and management
Governance oversight of BHP Billiton’s human rights performance is the responsibility of the Board’s Sustainability Committee as part of its mandate for monitoring health, safety, environment and community performance. Each of our operations assigns accountability for compliance with our mandatory human rights performance requirements to appropriate senior managers and leaders.
Human rights are integrated into our risk management system through Our Requirements for Risk Management standard to identify and manage risks identified in business activities, functions and processes.
The BHP Billiton Forum on Corporate Responsibility also provides advice to senior management on Company human rights related policies, practices and performance.