Uncovering: BHP Billiton

By Rita Prokofieva

One of the companies included in Strathclyde Pension Fund‘s portfolio,  is BHP Billitonthe worlds largest mining company, measured by market value in 2015.

About BHP Billiton

  • It has the 6th largest reserves of coal in the world (source)
  • The company is primarily focused on the extraction of oil, coal, iron ore, gas production and copper, but is also produces silver, lead, uranium and zinc (source)
  • From the beginning of the industrial age, until 2010, BHP Billiton was one of the 90 companies responsible for 63% of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions 
  • BHP Billiton operates in 25 countries, Columbia’s case will be presented here.

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