EITI countries


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.
Supporter since 2015
Supporting Company through membership of ICMM

Statement of Support

Brian Purdy, Head of Tax at South 32
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.

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 is committed to publicly disclosing its royalty and taxation payments to national governments and it supports host countries such as Australia, Brazil and South Africa to become EITI implementing countries.

Many of South32's major contracts for resource development are already publicly available and the company is compiling a full inventory of contracts for inclusion in its Tax Transparency Report for 2020.

Strengthening transparency

South32 believes that its annual Tax Transparency and Payments to Governments Report allows the company to demonstrate that its tax affairs are conducted in accordance with its corporate values and commitment to ethical business practices. This report outlines the company's approach to tax governance and details its tax payments to governments on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis. South 32's Tax Transparency Report for 2019 is available here.

The company supports initiatives that require companies to publicly share their data, including payments made to governments and communities.

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.

Link to the statement of support on South32's website 

Statement of support to the EITI on South32's website