BHP Billiton Minisite
Home > About BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton Is The World's Largest Diversified Resources Company.

BHP Billiton are distinguished from other resource companies by the quality of their assets; their deep inventory of growth projects; their customer-focused marketing; their diversification across countries, commodities and markets; and their Petroleum business.

They have some 39,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in 25 countries. Reflecting their aim to be a premier global company, they occupy industry leader or near industry leader positions in major commodity businesses, including aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, uranium, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, and have substantial interests in oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and diamonds.

BHP Billiton was created through the Dual Listed Companies (DLC) merger of BHP Limited (now BHP Billiton Limited) and Billiton Plc (now BHP Billiton Plc), which was concluded on 29 June 2001.

BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc continue to exist as separate companies, but operate on a combined basis as BHP Billiton. The headquarters of BHP Billiton Limited, and the global headquarters of the combined BHP Billiton Group, are located in Melbourne, Australia. BHP Billiton Plc is located in London, United Kingdom.