BHP Billiton Logo – BHP Billiton is the company mining world’s largest. Its origin comes from the merger (2001) of the Australian company Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP) and the British company Billiton. It has a dual share structure. While BHP Billiton Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, BHP Billiton Plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is part of the FTSE 100.
The Australian BHP Billiton Limited and the British BHP Billiton Plc are listed independently and with separate shareholder bodies, but they operate as one company with a single board and a single administrative structure. Its head office is in Melbourne with offices in London, Perth, Johannesburg, Santiago, Singapore, Shanghai, Houston and The Hague. The company operates a wide range of mining operations in 25 countries, including iron, diamonds, manganese, coal (coking and thermal), copper, nickel, oil and bauxite. The global workforce is about 40,000 people. More