BHP is a world-leading resources company, which extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas, with more than 62,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. BHP’s products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States. The Company’s global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia.
BHP is among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. It also has substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.
Based in Brazil, VALE is a global leader in the production and export of iron ore and pellets, and ranks among the largest producers of other minerals as well, such as copper concentrate, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, potassium, kaolin, manganese, ferroalloys and nickel.