Rio Tinto plc

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Rio Tinto Group
Industry Mining
Founded 1873
Headquarters London, UK
Area Served Worldwide
CEO Sam Walsh
Chairman Jan du Plessis
Products Iron ore, Bauxit, Aluminium, Copper, Gold, Diamonds, Coal, Uranium, Talc, Salt, Molybdenum, Titanium Dioxide, Borates
Market Value 78,642.3 m$
Employees 66,331 (2013)

About Rio Tinto Group[edit]

Rio Tinto Group is a leading global mining company, with headquarters in London, UK and management offices in Melbourne, Australia. The company is focused on finding, mining and processing mineral resources from the Earth. The company was founded in 1873, when they opened their first mine at the Rio Tinto river in Huelva, Spain. Rio Tinto is the supplier of resources for many industries, including automobile, communication or health care. The company supplies resources for companies, that with their products try to make life easier. It is a dual listed company, that consists from Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited, but the two companies are managed together. The vision of the company is to become the most trusted in the mining industry. Rio Tinto is divided into 5 business units: Rio Tinto Copper, Rio Tinto Alcan, Rio Tinto Energy, Rio Tinto Diamonds & Minerals and Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Each business units operates with other mineral resources.

Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy[edit]

Rio Tinto strives to respect the social and environmental aspects and also the health of their workers at the time of doing their industrial activities. This means the company implemented sustainable development into its official policy. Rio Tinto with its strong governance systems delivers, implements and plans sustainability into environmental stewardship, economy and society. the company communicates with its stakeholders and builds close relationships to satisfy their demands. An example of helping the community is that Rio Tinto granted 10,000 dollars to the work of REGAP+. Every company can apply for this financial support of their projects, if the project is beneficial for the society or are from the field of the mining industry.

Employment Policy[edit]

While the Group operates all over the world in many countries, it has a diverse employee community. The company only evaluates by performance and not by religion, age or gender. So there is no discrimination within the company. The company is not influenced by the gender, age, religion or culture of the employees. Rio Tinto Group tries to create an international culture within the company, where the difference between the workers is valued. If we look at the total workforce, we can see that 19% of the workers are females, while there is also a 14% presence of females in the management.

Cultural Exchange Programs[edit]

If somebody has a career as a professional at Rio Tinto Group they have a lot of benefits: an opportunity to learn and grow, to work in an international environment. There are also financial and non-financial benefits and the opportunity of mobility across the countries and regions, where Rio Tinto operates.


International Internship Programs[edit]

The Group offers opportunities for graduates and students for internships to explore their potential in a professional environment. The internships are available for anyone and in every country and region where the Group operates. Rio Tinto also has a Graduate Programme for the young graduates to help them to get their first work experience in a global company.

Grants And Scholarships[edit]

Rio Tinto supports projects in the form of grants in five key areas; education, health, culture, environment, and regional sustainability. The students, graduates and professionals recieve financial support during their mobilities.

Cooperation with Universities[edit]

Rio Tinto partners with the Imperial College London, University of Queensland and University of Western Australia.

Notable Activities[edit]

Promoting Human- and Civil Rights[edit]

Rio Tinto was one of the first companies to publish a human rights policy. The company ensures no discrimination at the workplace at all. The human rights policy of the company is based on the United Nations guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Activities in the Field of Humanitarian Aid[edit]

The Group participates in charity and sponsors many projects for the community. Last year they spent 8,2 million$ supporting Western Australians to improve the environment, creating job opportunities , supporting sustainability, cooperating with other sectors and local communities. The Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation also offers grants.

Supporting Music and Visual Arts[edit]

Rio Tinto is a large sponsor of musical events. They are the official sponsor of many festivals, mostly of Jazz Music. Here are some big festivals, that is supported by Rio Tinto: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Maison Du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan and Dancing Until The Music Stops. There is also a Music Tour of Brisbane based music organized by Rio Tinto and at every stop of the tour there is a music workshop for young talents. Rio Tinto was also a sponsor of the Chinese tour of The Royal Ballet of England.

Supporting Sports[edit]

Rio Tinto has a Sport Innovation Challenge in cooperation with Imperial College of London, the innovation is meant to motivate engineers of the university to design sporting equipment for paralympic sportsmen. The Group was also the Gold Partner sponsor for the Mongolian National Olympic Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The company also sponsors young sports at Olympic games. It is also part of a project, called Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, that supports health, fitness and young sports.

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