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Rio Tinto

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in United Kingdom

Rio Tinto website

Supporter of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

 

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24 January 2002

Greenwash + 10: The UN's Global Compact, Corporate Accountability and the Johannesburg Earth Summit

Author: Kenny Bruno, CorpWatch

[includes reference to Rio Tinto]

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Article
29 January 2002

Rio Tinto workers set to unite under one global union

Author: Natalie Davison, AAP

Mining unions in 11 countries plan to join forces and represent Rio Tinto workers under one global union..."This is one of the steps that the trade union movement is taking in response to globalisation"

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Article
6 March 2002

ANGOLA: Human Rights Watch Briefs Security Council; More

Author: UN Wire

...Human Rights Watch called on the council to push the Angolan government to disclose data about its $3.18 billion in oil revenue, which it says could improve governance and the human rights situation.

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Article
1 April 2002

[PDF] Business and Human Rights: Policy commitments and disclosure in the extractive sector

Author: Lucy Amis & Dave Prescott, International Business Leaders Forum

[A comparison of policies & practices on human rights issues by 7 multinational extractive companies: BG, BP, BHP Billiton, BOC Group [part of Linde], Premier Oil, Rio Tinto, Shell]

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Article
19 April 2002

Former employee blows whistle on Rio Tinto's Kakadu uranium mine [Australia]

Author: Australian Conservation Foundation

Senate Inquiry needed to investigate history of environmental failures - Key national and NT environment groups have today joined the call by the Gundjehmi Aboriginal Corporation for a Senate Inquiry into the adequacy of environmental regulation and...

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1 May 2002

The private sector and conflict prevention mainstreaming: risk analysis and conflict impact assessment tools for multinational corporations

Author: Ashley Campbell

The diversity of MNCs and the complexity of conflict situations necessitate a new approach to risk analysis and impact assessment. The first step in ensuring that MNCs are capable of implementing conflict prevention strategies is to adapt available...

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3 May 2002

Miners urged to lead the way on development issues

Author: Andy Blamey, Reuters

The mining industry must take the initiative in standardising its approach to social, economic and environmental considerations, according to a new report from the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) project [includes comments by Rio...

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16 May 2002

Abandoned mines said gigantic environment problem

Author: Reuters

The environmental and social costs of closing and rehabilitating old and abandoned mines around the world are likely in the trillions of dollars, and far beyond the capability of mining companies alone to deal with, Sir Robert Wilson, chairman of...

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5 June 2002

Government to review Rio Australia uranium mine [Australia]

Author: Reuters

Government authorities in Australia yesterday said they will launch an environmental review into the Ranger uranium mine owned by Rio Tinto Plc/Ltd...The review follows concerns among environmentalists over elevated uranium levels in water run-off...

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Article
21 June 2002

Australia's uranium mines come under spotlight

Author: Reuters

Australia's uranium mining will come under the spotlight of a parliamentary inquiry after a recent series of leaks, spills and reporting failures [refers to mines owned by Rio Tinto; Heathgate Resources Ltd, a subsidiary of U.S.-based General Atomics;...

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