hide message

Hello! Welcome to the Resource Centre.

We hope you find our free tools and resources useful. Did you know we also work directly with community advocates, providing them with the skills and resources to document corporate human rights abuses and effectively communicate with business?

This is only possible through generous donations from people like you.

Please consider supporting our work.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Australia: Rio Tinto facing shareholder pressure about Minerals Council membership

Get RSS feed of these results

All components of this story

Article
12 March 2018

Rio Tinto won’t allow UK investors to vote on Mineral Council issue

Author: Michael Slezak, The Guardian

9 March 2018

A move urging Rio Tinto to rethink its funding of the fossil fuel lobby has suffered a setback – the Anglo-Australian mining company has refused to present a shareholder motion on the issue to its annual general meeting in the UK...

[also refers to BHP]

Read the full post here

Article
5 March 2018

Rio Tinto faces $84bn shareholder revolt over membership of Minerals Council

Author: Michael Slezak, The Guardian

2 March 2018

The voice of Australia’s coal lobby is under renewed threat as the country’s second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, faces a shareholder revolt over its membership of lobby groups including the Minerals Council of Australia and the role it plays in Australia’s climate and energy debate.

Global investors worth $84bn have joined together to file a shareholder motion calling on Rio Tinto to rethink its membership of the MCA, NSW Minerals Council...and the Queensland Resources Council...It demands Rio Tinto reveal all membership fees paid since 2012, review the consistency of the MCA’s lobbying positions with those held by Rio Tinto, and disclose what it would take for Rio to quit its membership of the MCA...

Read the full post here

Article
5 March 2018

Rio Tinto investors recruited to force mining giant to quit Minerals Council

Author: Michael Slezak, The Guardian

6 February 2018

Investors in the mining giant Rio Tinto are being recruited to demand the company quit the Minerals Council of Australia.

The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility...has urged shareholders to co-file a resolution at Rio Tinto’s annual general meetings...needed to find 100 shareholders...to move a resolution...

Read the full post here