We are a leading global resources company. Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources.
Across our global operations, we are committed to working in ways that are true to Our BHP Billiton Charter values of Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability. When we do, we continue to build on our success today and for tomorrow.
We are among the world’s largest producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium, and have substantial interests in conventional and unconventional oil and gas and energy coal. Our unrivalled portfolio of high quality growth opportunities will ensure we continue to meet the changing needs of our customers and the resources demand of emerging economies at every stage of their growth.
The diversification of the BHP Billiton portfolio continues to be our defining attribute. The quality of our people, our asset base and our unchanged strategy of owning and operating large, long-life, low-cost, expandable, upstream assets diversified by commodity, geography and market, together with our ability and commitment to investing through the cycle and delivering projects on budget and to schedule, is what sets us apart from our peers.
We can never take our performance for granted. Each day, we must safely operate all of our assets at capacity and continue to identify those resources we will leave to the next generation of BHP Billiton leaders. We are committed to the health and safety of our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate. The long-term nature of our operations allow us to establish long lasting relationships with our host communities where we work together to make a positive contribution to the lives of people who live near our operations and to society more generally. Our ability to grow our organisation safely and in an environmentally responsible way is essential.
Our corporate strategy is based on owning and operating assets diversified by commodity, geography and market. To achieve this, we also need a workforce that reflects diversity in all forms, including gender, skills, experience and ethnicity. Embracing openness, trust, teamwork, diversity and relationships that are mutually beneficial, reflects our core value of Respect and is the focus of our people strategy. In all our efforts, we aim to be inclusive and build pride and loyalty in our workforce.