Rio Tinto company profile:
Rio Tinto is a global leader in discovering, mining and processing the Earth’s mineral resources. Our products help to fulfil vital consumer needs and improve living standards.
We operate across 40 countries and are a leading producer of aluminium, copper, diamonds, coal, iron ore, uranium, gold and industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide, salt). Our businesses include open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries and smelters as well as a number of research and service facilities.
In Australia we produce iron ore, coal, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, uranium, copper, gold, diamonds and salt from more than 30 operating sites around the country. We also have offices in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
Each year we generate close to A$20 billion for the Australian economy through employment, supplier contracts, investments and profits and invest around A$100 million in local community initiatives each year to help build sustainable and economically resilient communities. We have enriched Australian life for more than 100 years and today Australia is home to almost half our global business.
From our operations to our community involvement, everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind. We’re committed to the most sustainable, efficient and forward-looking ways to do business and deliver results, so our employees are rewarded with the opportunity to go further in a responsible work environment with an open and diverse culture.
Wherever Rio Tinto operates, health and safety is our first priority. We put sustainable development at the heart of what we do, working as closely as possible with host countries and communities, respecting local laws and customs. We pioneer technologies that minimise our impact on the environment and improve safety and working conditions.
Our values – accountability, respect, teamwork and integrity – underpin the way we manage the economic, social and environmental effects of our operations, and how we govern our business.
Our approach, coupled with our diverse portfolio of quality assets, positions us to deliver superior returns to our shareholders over time and continue to grow on a global scale.
For further information visit www.riotinto.com.au