About Fortescue

Fortescue Metals Group is a global leader in the iron ore industry, recognised for our unique culture, innovation and industry-leading development of world class infrastructure and mining assets in the Pilbara, West Australia.


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Chairman Message

In its short history, Fortescue has achieved what many people thought was impossible: to build a company from a start-up to a global leader in the mining industry without losing its heritage, identity and never, ever give up family culture.

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CEO Message

Our team works with a strong sense of culture, values and community. This is our pathway to achieving Fortescue’s vision - to be the safest, lowest cost, most profitable mining Company.

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Operating and Financial Highlights

Fortescue is proud of its longstanding relationships with China.

2018 marked a number of important milestones in Fortescue's relationship with China as the Company recognised 10 years since the first shipment of iron ore, celebrated the delivery of the one billionth tonne and marked a decade as Diamond Sponsor of the Boao Forum for Asia.

The success and longevity of Fortescue’s association with China is due to the multifaceted nature of the relationship which built on four pillars of engagement: supply, procurement, investment and community engagement. 

Fortescue is proud of its contribution to China’s remarkable economic development and its role in supporting the important trade relationship between China and Australia, which has been vital to driving economic growth in both nations.

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Working Responsibly

Integrity is a fundamental Fortescue value and we work to maintain open and transparent relationships with stakeholders.

Corporate Social Responsibility is our commitment to behave ethically, create value for our stakeholders, protect Aboriginal heritage and the environment, and to empower and partner with communities to build capability and capacity.


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Celebrating 15 years of partnerships with Native Title Partners.

In 2018, Fortescue marks 15 years since land access negotiations commenced with the Palyku, Kariyarra and Nyiyaparli Native Title claim groups. Fortescue was determined to forge a new approach to Native Title agreements by delivering unprecedented opportunity to Native Title Partners and Pilbara Aboriginal people in the form of training, guaranteed employment, housing and business opportunities. 

Seven years ago, we commenced re-negotiating some of the LAA terms with three of its key Native Title Partners, with the purpose of registering the final agreements as an Indigenous Land Use Agreement. The final Agreement was registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on 8 March 2018. 

These new agreements provide Fortescue and the Native Title holders with increased certainty and confidence to continue to grow and provide even greater benefits and opportunities to the Kariyarra, Palyku and Nyiyaparli Peoples.