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BHP Billiton publishes 2011 Sustainability Report


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BHP Billiton reduced the greenhouse gas intensity of its global operations by 18 per cent and has exceeded its $300 million commitment to supporting energy efficiency and low GHG emission technologies by $25 million.

Importantly, and reflecting a move towards further increasing accountability and fact-based measurement, the Group has obtained reasonable assurance for greenhouse gas emissions data in addition to limited assurance over eleven selected sustainability parameters of the Sustainability Report. The Report is once again prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative A+ application level.

The 2011 Sustainability Report from the world's largest diversified global resources company discusses greenhouse gas reduction, managing material risk, land use and biodiversity, along with a number of other issues that are common to many organisations. The Report sets each issue in context, explaining why it is a key focus area for BHP Billiton and how it is being managed.

The Report details challenges such as employing and developing skilled staff, managing water use globally and ensuring meaningful stakeholder engagement, as well as providing data and information about the BHP Billiton Group's performance against the five-year health, safety, environment and community targets.

To support the 2011 Sustainability Report, case studies on their website illustrate actions being taken to achieve success. They also describe some of the traditional issues faced by the resources industry and discuss emerging challenges. For details on the sustainability performance and key focus areas for BHP Billiton in 2011, go to

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