Originally published by London Mining Network, of which TerraJusta is a member
BHP presents itself, and is often considered by investors, as the very model of a modern mining company. Not only does it present itself as socially and environmentally responsible but now as indispensable in the efforts to save the world from climate catastrophe. Given the impacts and potential impacts of its Australian operations on Aboriginal sites and the furore over Rio Tinto’s destruction of the Juukan Gorge site earlier this year, perhaps BHP will begin to tread more carefully.
At the end of the briefing are reports on three legacy cases in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Colombia where BHP pulled out, leaving others to deal with the environmental destruction and social dislocation caused by its operations.
LMN exists to work in solidarity with communities harmed by companies linked to London, including BHP, the world’s largest mining corporation. This briefing is intended to encourage those who finance the company to use that finance to force change, and members of the public to join us in support of communities in the frontline of the struggle to defend their rights and the integrity of the planet’s ecosystems.