Safety remains a very high priority for everyone at South Flank, so investing in new and improved PPE sends a clear message about the importance of eye safety. Marteq Energy, an Indigenous business registered on the Local Buying Program, was engaged to supply an improved (and stylish) version of new safety glasses that meet safety standards and are also comfortable to wear.
Supporting this local business not only facilitates access to supplies close by in town, it provides cost and time saving measures with not having to source from a bigger retailer some distance away.
The Local Buying Program assists Indigenous business to build capacity and business presence by offering work opportunities which extend capabilities and increase visibility with BHP Buyers. This is contributing to the development of a strong, diverse and robust local business community. Providing services locally reduces time taken off work and reduces risks and costs associated with travel. Having goods available locally ensures the local work force and general population have access to varied optical needs. Having access to a wide range of goods and services increases the liveability within regions, which keeps families living in regional towns, boosts local employment and contributes to regional economic growth.
“Enquiry is received via Local Buying Program portal and was a smooth process from start to finish. BHP was very happy with product quality with feed reorder surely will be soon.” Santhana Dass – Project Manager, Marteq Energy.