Our operations depend on and support local businesses. We value all our suppliers, vendors and partners including those based locally.

Buying locally

Glencore’s diverse operations are largely located in rural and regional locations, generating significant economic and social benefits for the businesses and communities located near our sites.

We operate 23 mines in Australia. In 2022, we worked with 7,370 Queensland suppliers, spending $10.4 billion on goods and services. This directly translates to stronger local businesses and more regional jobs.

Non-regional spend

We source key supplies outside the regional area that are generally not available from local markets—for example diesel fuel, electricity, tyres, legal services and consultants.

However, the emphasis is always on supporting local where possible.

Register your interest

If you are a supplier interested in working with Glencore’s Aurukun Bauxite project, please email us your company details.

For more supplier information and answers to frequently asked supplier questions, visit Glencore Australia's website.

Glencore Code of Conduct

Our suppliers must operate lawfully and provide safe, healthy and fair workplaces. We have zero tolerance for human rights violations and encourage environmentally sound business practices.

View our Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct, and other relevant policies on Glencore.com.

Our approach to procurement

Suppliers must provide competitive products and services, and undergo Glencore pre-qualification.

The benefits to Glencore of working with local and regional suppliers include:

  • access to the supplier’s expertise
  • improved turnaround time for repairs, provision of parts or servicing
  • an insight for these suppliers into our business and requirements
  • assistance for these companies to grow and develop their capabilities.