BHP opens new global head office

BHP Billiton has officially opened its new global head office, down the road from its previous office.

Opening the doors to the new facility yesterday, BHP chairman Jac Nasser and CEO Andrew Mackenzie welcomed guests to the new offices.

During the event Nasser noted that the opening coincided with the 130th anniversary of the original discovery of the lead, zinc, and silver deposit at Broken Hill in 1883 that led to the formation of BHP.

"We have progressed in many ways since then. One specific area is our focus on the environment and this building is a good example," Nasser said.

"It has a range of environmental targets – including water usage, power consumption and waste generation – which will ensure it operates sustainably for the long term."Mackenzie added that keeping the office in Australia shows the company's strong roots in the country.

"The history of our Company shows that we have been on a remarkable journey that has taken us to many locations around the world.  Yet it is here in Australia where we have maintained our roots to become one of this country’s great success stories," he said.

The building was developed by Charter Hall and Cbus Property, and achieved a Green Star 6 Star rating.

It moved from 121 Collins St, Melbourne to 171 Collins St, Melbourne.

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