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BHP has locked in a major deal with Australia’s largest Indigenous-owned holistic workplace supplier, Kulbardi.

The company is set to supply BHP teams across Australia with a range of products, including water, tea, coffee, milk and other consumables.

Established in 2013 by Kim Collard, a Balladong Wilmen man of the Nyoongar Nation, Kulbardi offers over 15,000 product lines.

A proportion of Kulbardi’s profits go back to the Indigenous community through its non-profit arm, the Bibbulmun Fund.

BHP consumables lead Bika Grace said supporting Indigenous procurement opportunities is an important step towards promoting the economic development and empowerment of Indigenous communities.

“Over the past five years, Kulbardi has been a trusted supplier for BHP’s Nickel West asset and we are excited to be able to extend our partnership with them nationally,” said.

“We are confident that this partnership will lead to further sustainable and impactful initiatives as it is based on mutual benefit and will continue to grow for many years to come.”

BHP is expected to spend over $3 million across Australia in the first year of its contract with Kulbardi.

The contract helps BHP reach its commitment to spend $1.5 billion over four years with Traditional Owner and Indigenous businesses.

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