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South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company with high-quality and well maintained operations which mine and produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We operate a regional model, with our headquarters in Perth, Australia. Our African operations are supported by a regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa and our Australian and South American operations by an office in Perth. Our marketing activities are managed from Singapore and London.

The creation of shared value is what drives our decision making processes. We work to understand the needs of all our stakeholders, including communities and shareholders, and align our business to deliver on their needs.

Delivery of South32’s strategy has three key elements:

  • Optimise the performance of our existing operations
  • Unlock the potential of our operations by converting high value resource into reserve 
  • Identify new opportunities to compete for capital – within our capital management framework

We will achieve this by being a best-in-class operator, focussing on our employee and stakeholder relationships, demonstrating entrepreneurial spirit and being financially disciplined.

South32 listed in May 2015 and our securities trade on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the NY American Depositary Receipts Programme under the listing code of S32.

We believe that when we work together, we create a brighter future for all.

Our name - South32

South32 is a business built in the Southern Hemisphere, with a reach and ambition that encircles the globe. Our two primary regions – Australia and Africa – are linked by the thirty-second parallel south, and bound by a resilience and pioneering spirit inherent to our history. This connection illustrates our common spirit, wherever we do business in the world.

Our symbol - the weave
The weave is a traditional technique for creating materials by binding together individual threads to create a stronger fabric. The use of this theme in our brand mark reflects our belief that working together, we can make a difference.