Mining company BHP has created a dedicated ESG team to engage with investors and ratings providers.
BHP says the aim of the team is to ensure that stakeholders’ ESG expectations continue to be appropriately factored into the company’s strategy and portfolio decisions. It will work closely with BHP subject matter experts in fields such as climate change, water stewardship, communities and Indigenous cultural heritage, as well as governance and reporting
The new team will lead BHP’s engagement with investors on ESG issues, and with ESG standard setters and ratings providers, and will work jointly with other BHP colleagues in discussing ESG issues with lenders, debt investors and customers. The team will consist of Geof Stapledon, James Upton and Chelsea Patten.