BHPBilliton: earning praise - and condemnationPublished by MAC on 2006-05-31
BHPBilliton: earning praise - and condemnation
31st May 2006
BHPBilliton is currently basking in praise for returning a final mortgage payment to Wisconsin tribes as they complete purchase of its Crandon mine lease.
It's a fairly minor gesture for what must be a major public relations gambit. Meanwhile, however, the world's biggest "natural resources" company is locked in battle with trade unionists at its Ekati mine in Canada; and is the subject of a criminal law suit, following the death of a mineworker at its Olympic Dam copper-uranium mine in South Australia.