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Rio Tinto

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in United Kingdom

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Supporter of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative


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3 June 2019
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20 May 2019

Madagascar: Rio Tinto ilmenite mining breached environmental buffer zone, allegedly contaminating local waterways with radionuclides; co response included

Author: Yvonne Orengo, The Ecologist

"Rio Tinto 'admits buffer breach'", 9 April 2019....

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13 May 2019

Diamond Producers Association's report says its members positively impact local communities & working to minimize negative environmental impacts

Author: Cision PR Newswire, Diamond Producers Association (UK)

‘First-Ever Comprehensive Report on the Reality of Modern Diamond Mining Reveals its Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes and Identifies Areas for Further Improvement’ 2 May 2019...

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7 May 2019

USA: Los Angeles port truck drivers allege wage & labour violations in Rio Tinto's supply chain; Includes co. responses

Port truck drivers in California are alleging wage and labour violations due to unlawful misclassification by NFI Industries and its subsidiary, Cal Cartage Express, as independent contractors rather than employees. NFI is a logistics provider for...

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Company response
6 May 2019

Rio Tinto's response

Author: Rio Tinto

... Rio Tinto takes the allegations against NFI Industries and its subsidiary Cal Cartage Express seriously. We have asked NFI Industries to demonstrate that they are meeting our Supplier Code of Conduct and they are actively working to respond to our...

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23 April 2019

UK: Pressure from investors and consumers pushes London Metal Exchange to introduce new responsible sourcing rules

Author: Neil Hume, Financial Times

"LME to shake up rules on responsibly sourced metals", 22 April 2019....

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9 April 2019

Mongolia: Herders successfully reach tripartite settlement to remain on heritage land following lawsuit over impact of Oyu Tolgoi mine

Author: Rod Austin, Guardian (UK)

"An example to all': the Mongolian herders who took on a corporate behemoth – and won", 8 Apr 2019...

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5 April 2019

Church of England Pensions Board & Swedish Council on Ethics request full disclosure on tailing storage facilities from 683 extractives companies

Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish Council on Ethics for the AP Funds, supported by 96 investors with $10.3 trillion (USD) in assets under management, have sent a letter to 683 listed extractives companies requesting specific disclosure...

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4 April 2019

Guinée : Des banques françaises financent une mine de bauxite; les habitants parlent d’accaparement de terres et de la destruction de leur environnement

Author: Jean-Michel Meyer, Reporterre

« Les banques françaises financent une mine énorme et polluante en Guinée », 4 avril 2019...

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11 March 2019

Guinea: Local communities filed a complaint against the World Bank for financing destructive bauxite mine

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