Australian Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited

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Since 1851, Australian Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) and the Anglo–Dutch Billiton plc. (Billiton) have been developing and contributing to industry, communities and economies around the world (Billiton, 2016a). BHP Billiton is a multinational mining, minerals (such as iron ore, copper, coal and nickel), gas and petroleum company. The company was created in 2001 after merging with the two company’s BHP and Billiton (ABC, 2001; Wikipedia, 2016b). These two company’s brought their companies names together and created BHP Billiton. The headquarters of BHP Billiton Limited, and the global headquarters of the BHP Billiton Group, are located in Melbourne, Australia. The headquarters of BHP Billiton Plc is located in London. The…show more content…
BHP Billiton 's Samarco iron ore joint venture is a $7 billion settlement with the Brazilian government for environmental and community damages caused by the collapsed tailings dam. BHP Billiton’s companies are still under negotiation, although, ABC has stated that the Samaraco company would be given up to 10 years to pay the 20 billion reais debt. The mine waste flooded through a small town of 650 people. The mine also disturbed more than a dozen riverside towns along Atlantic Ocean 500 kilometres downstream. The minimum of 17 people died around the Bento Rodrigues area in the country 's south-east due this specific incident (Kehoe, 2016). The day the dam collapsed Priscila Barros was taking care of two young children; her son Kayque, and her niece Emanuele. The house Priscila Barros and the children were in was caving in around her, she reached and grabbed the children in each arm however, unfortunately she couldn 't hold onto them. This mother also had a miscarriage after she was 32 weeks pregnant. After she surfaced from the mud, she had lost her unborn baby (Knight et al., 2016). Samarco said that, “The objective is to establish the appropriate conditions that will enable the execution of recovery plans in an efficient and transparent manner.” Samarco, Vale and BHP can be facing many other potential legal actions by state and local governments, community groups and disgruntled shareholders. The DSM IV identifies “human behaviors” used by
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