We are making a difference with the work we do


South32 is a global resources company. We discover, extract, and process bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations across Australia, Southern Africa and the Americas.

When we started our journey as South32 we knew that if done well and sustainably, mining can change people’s lives for the better.

We engage with our people, the communities where we operate and our shareholders to ensure our operations create long term value for all. We are working together to create an inclusive workplace where we hold ourselves and each other to account by living our values of care, trust, togetherness and excellence. Our values govern how we act, how we work, how we speak to each other and how we evaluate our behaviour. They guide us and are part of every decision we make.

Diversity and inclusion of thought, skill, knowledge and culture is core to our competitiveness and long-term success.   We strive to create a global workforce that reflect the local communities and cultures where operate.  Our people can expect fair treatment and equal opportunities whatever their ethnicity, religion, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation or age.


Our products are sold worldwide, with marketing managed from Singapore and London.  We operate a single set of global functions, with our headquarters in Perth, Australia.  This structure supports our evolving portfolio of operations and development options.

In 2018 we expanded our global footprint, with the acquisition of the high-grade zinc, lead and silver Hermosa project located in Arizona. Hermosa is one of the world’s most exciting base metals projects.

We also acquired a 50 per cent interest in the Eagle Downs metallurgical coal project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.  This embeds another attractive development option within our growing portfolio in a commodity where we see strong long-term fundamentals.

We are positioning ourselves for the next phase of growth in demand by creating a pipeline of opportunities to compete for capital. Exploration is an important this.  We assess hundreds of opportunities every year and have over 15 active greenfield base metals exploration projects in Australia, the Americas and Europe.