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South32 at a glance

We are South32

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We are South32

We are a global mining and metals company, creating value by producing commodities that are used in many aspects of modern life.

Our operations, development options and exploration programs are diversified by commodity and geography.

We work to minimise the impact of our activities and aim to create enduring value for all of our stakeholders, at each stage of the mining lifecycle.

Our purpose, strategy and values

Our purpose, strategy and values guide not only what we do, but how we do it. Every day, in support of our purpose and aligned with our values, our people work to deliver our strategy for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

Our purpose, strategy and values

South32 at a glance

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Metallurgical Coal

More operations information: What we do Our locations Our commodities

Our FY23 Underlying EBIT was US$1,616M

By commodity

  • Base and precious metals
  • Manganese ore
  • Aluminium value chain
  • Copper
  • Metallurgical coal

By region

  • Australia
  • Africa
  • Americas


FY23 Shareholder returns


FY23 Total taxes and royalties


FY23 Social investment

More financial information: Investors Financial & operational results Annual Reporting Suite

Our approach aligns with international standards and initiatives, including the ICMM Mining Principles and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

safety performance
1.4 FY23 Lost Time Injury Frequency (per million hours worked)1
reducing our emissions
2050 Goal2 of net zero greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3)
inclusion and diversity
≥40% Our target for all gender representation metrics by FY29

1 Incidents are included where South32 controls the work location or controls the work activity. Lost time injuries include injuries that result in one or more lost work days after the day of the event.

2 ‘Goal’ is defined as an ambition to seek an outcome for which there is no current pathway(s), but for which efforts will be pursued towards addressing that challenge, subject to certain assumptions or conditions.

Developing natural resources to change people’s lives for the better

Sustainability is at the heart of our purpose and underpins everything we do. Our approach to sustainability comprises five interconnected pillars which focus on areas that are material to our business and stakeholders.