Strategic Partnership between BHP, BMA, and C-Res
The Local Buying Program is delivered through a strategic partnership between BHP, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and C-Res, a cost-neutral organisation. Jointly, BHP and C-Res have created and delivered the Local Buying Program which supports regional economic development of the communities in which BHP and BMA operate. This partnership spans all of BHP Minerals Australia core assets, including Queensland Coal (BMA) in Queensland, NSW Energy Coal in New South Wales, Olympic Dam in South Australia, Western Australia Iron Ore, Nickel West, and BHP Operations Services.
BHP is a world leading producer of major commodities including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. In Australia, BHP has four core Minerals assets: Queensland Coal (BHP Mitsubishi Alliance and BHP Mitsui Coal), New South Wales Energy Coal, Olympic Dam in South Australia, Western Australia Iron Ore and Nickel West. BHP seeks meaningful long-term, mutually beneficial relationships that respect local cultures. Where they can, BHP employ local people and purchase local goods and services through their supply chains, contributing to broader regional and national economies. BHP aim to support the development of diversified and resilient local communities and economies and contribute to quality-of-life improvements that continue beyond the life of our operated assets.
Recognising that it can often be challenging for smaller businesses to engage as a supplier of BHP, the Local Buying Program makes it easier for business owners to competitively bid for supply opportunities. BHP’s partnership with C-Res ensures that the Program continues to remain true to its original values and principles, and delivers genuine outcomes for local regions.
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BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is Australia’s largest exporter of seaborne metallurgical coal. BMA was formed in 2001 as a partnership between BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd. BMA operations provide significant benefits to local communities, to the broader Central Queensland region and to the economic development of Queensland. BMA is one of the largest employers in the region.
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C-Res is Australia’s leading small, local and Traditional Owner and Indigenous Businesses procurement specialists. We deliver BHP’s Local Buying Program (LBP) and administer the Local Buying Foundations (LBF) in partnership with BHP.
C-Res was first established in 2012 to deliver the LBP in Queensland for BMA and administer the LBF. Since then, the Program’s continuing success has seen it expand to all BHP Minerals Australia Assets along with the Foundation in eligible communities across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
C-Res are proud to be working with Tactic to facilitate engagement with local businesses in South Australia.
The LBP partners with Tactic (formerly GMUSG) to facilitate engagement with local businesses in the Upper Spencer Gulf region. The partnership has proven successful in sourcing and expanding the local supplier network to provide goods and services in alignment with BHP operational requirements. C-Res and Tactic work alongside the local business community to identify and grow business opportunities.
It is partnerships such as these that make our ability to engage and work directly with our communities possible. In our part of the world geography presents its own challenge and these kinds of relationships are pivotal to all of our successes.