BHP Billiton Selects EBR Energy for Rural Electrification Projects
May 25, 2012 – BHP Billiton selects EBR Energy (Pakistan) to provide solar-based electricity to rural communities in southern Pakistan. BHP Billiton has been operating in Sindh province of Pakistan since 1998. As part of its corporate initiative, BHP Billiton has been active in the communities in which it operates. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, BHP Billiton ensures that local communities also benefit from the natural resource exploration activities.
Upon success of this initial project, the scope of rural electrification projects it BHP Billiton’s CSR will be increased in both its reach and impact.
BHP Billiton is among the world’s largest producers of major commodities, including aluminum, copper, energy coal, iron ore, manganese, metallurgical coal, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, and uranium along with substantial interests in oil and gas. It is a global organization and with over 100 locations throughout the world withover 100,000 employees and contractors.