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BHP has announced that it has signed a contract with Australia’s largest Indigenous-owned workplace supplier, with over $3 million expected to be spent in the first year of the contract.

Kulbardi will supply a range of products, including water, tea, coffee, milk and other consumables to BHP teams across the country.

BHP said that the contract helps the company to reach a commitment in the BHP Reconciliation Action Plan FY23-FY27 to spend $1.5 billion over four years with Traditional Owner and Indigenous businesses.

Kulbardi is a Perth-based Indigenous business that was established in 2013 by Kim Collard – a Balladong Wilmen man of the Nyoongar Nation – and offers more than 15,000 product lines.

A proportion of Kulbardi’s profits go back to the Indigenous community via its non-profit arm Bibbulmun Fund.

BHP’s Lead Consumables, Bika Grace, said, “Over the past five years, Kulbardi has been a trusted supplier for BHP’s Nickel West Asset and we are excited to be able to extend our partnership with them nationally.”

“We are confident that this partnership will lead to further sustainable and impactful initiatives as it is based on mutual benefit and will continue to grow for many years to come.”

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