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South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. The company produces bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc. South32 has operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

Transparency helps build community confidence about the value created from resource development. We support governments publicly disclosing contracts and licences for extractives activities as per the EITI Standard. Many of South32’s major contracts are already publicly available.

Brian Purdy Head of Tax, South 32

Engagement with the EITI

South32 supports governments publicly disclosing contracts and licences for the exploration of minerals and other natural resources as outlined in the EITI Standard. The company supports host countries such as Australia, Brazil and South Africa to become EITI implementing countries.

Strengthening transparency

South32 publishes every year its annual tax transparency and payments to governments report. To learn more about South32 tax transparency reports, please visit South32 website.  

South32 also complies with the Transparency requirements included in Chapter 10 of the European Union Accounting Directive, the United Kingdom's Report on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 and the Australian Board of Tax Voluntary Tax Transparency Code.

Read more about the company's transparency efforts on their website

Company assessment

Download the results of the 2023 assessment of company progress in meeting the Expectations for EITI supporting companies.

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