Our activities in Africa span a number of countries. We have assets in the African Copperbelt (Zambia and the DRC), oil operations in Chad and Cameroon, oil interests in Equatorial Guinea and operations in Namibia and Burkina Faso.
Download the 2015 regional Sustainability Report for Africa (excluding South Africa)
We began marketing activities here in 1974, and mining in 1988. We now have a strong presence in the coal and ferroalloy sectors. We are a major contributor to local, provincial and national economies.
Australia is an important region for our global business; we have operated there for nearly 20 years. We are a major Australian employer across industries that include coal, copper, cotton, grain and oilseeds, nickel, oil and zinc. In 2015 we continued to make significant contributions to the regional, state and national economies, by employing people, sourcing from local communities, and paying taxes to our host governments.
In Asia, our Asset World warehousing business has a substantial presence. In addition, our PASAR copper smelter and port is located on the coast in the Philippines. PASAR is the only copper smelter in the Philippines. This region also includes Koniambo, our nickel operation in New Caledonia, in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
Download the 2015 regional Sustainability Report for this region
We have operated in North America for over a hundred years. Our assets include nickel, copper and zinc operations and projects, as well as agricultural facilities, recycling plants and technology businesses.
Our operations in South America encompass coal mines in Colombia, copper assets in Argentina, Chile and Peru, and zinc assets in Bolivia and Peru, as well as various agricultural facilities.
Europe and the FSU
Our presence in Europe and the FSU (the former Soviet Union) includes our headquarters in Baar, as well as a large zinc asset in Kazakhstan, a nickel refinery in Norway, zinc/lead assets in Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK, and many agricultural and logistics assets. The total workforce comprises over 45,000 employees and contractors.