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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

Find out how we deliver on our purpose


We're a global company, listed on three continents and with operations across five countries. 

Our leadership team reflects our international footprint, with directors based in Africa and Australia, and with decades of combined experience in resources, finance and corporate governance.  

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Our Breakthroughs

Our breakthroughs describe how we make a difference.

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Our people 

We know we are as only as good as the people we hire. Which is why our people are encouraged and supported to challenge the status quo and seek out smarter ways to do things. 

We try to do things in a simpler, more sustainable way, with a relentless focus on improving the ways we work.

Our people live and work in some of the world’s most unique and dynamic surrounds, but wherever they’re working we have put the right people in the right roles so they can carefully carry out their responsibility as custodians of community assets. 

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Corporate governance 

We believe in good corporate governance. To us this means promoting fairness, transparency and accountability  across our company, and by setting out the rights and responsibilities of our Board and management. 

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Careers at South32

Our workplace is one where trust and care is valued.

As part of our team you will be brave enough to challenge yourself and others to be the best in what matters.  You will be a team player and be able to listen and learn from others.

On our side, we will encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity and let your career flourish.

We want to attract people who share our values and want to make a difference with the work they do. 

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