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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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5 February 2016

UK: Investors file AGM motions urging mining companies to be more transparent about climate change risks

Author: Michael Klimes, Professional Pensions

"UK schemes join global battle against mining giants over climate change", 2 Feb 2016...

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11 January 2016

Corporate tax avoidance “is now a structural cause of growing global inequality”, says former Australian Deputy Prime Minister

Author: Wayne Swan, former Deputy Prime Minister & Treasurer of Australia, on Guardian (UK)

"Wayne Swan: Tax avoidance impoverishes us all. Fighting it requires challenging the powerful", 11 Jan 2016...

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29 December 2015

New grounds for litigating

Author: Yamri Taddese, Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Defence lawyers are grappling with how to wrap their minds around the implications of a recent ruling that could mean costly…litigation for companies faced with environmental damage lawsuits brought by aboriginal communities…In Saik’uz First Nation...

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15 December 2015
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Author: Boubacar Diallo, (Guinée)

"Guinée : Rio Tinto célèbre la journée mondiale des Droits de l’Homme…", 11 décembre 2015 ...

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Company response
14 December 2015

Rio Tinto response

Author: Rio Tinto

Once again, the IndustriAll campaign seems to be based on information that is in most cases inaccurate or out of date. This is misleading as it misrepresents our working conditions and calls into question the value that we place on the health and...

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9 December 2015

Union investor briefing alleges Rio Tinto's use of precarious work discourages workers from advocating for trade union rights & puts their safety at risk

An investor briefing prepared by IndustriALL alleges that Rio Tinto's growing use of short-term contracts and precarious terms of employment "denies workers job security and the confidence to advocate for unionization and other rights".  The briefing...

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7 December 2015

COP21: Business seeks global carbon pricing at climate summit

Author: Michael Stothard, Financial Times (UK)

Amid the cacophony of competing interests at the Paris climate summit…Businesses are aware that…there is a danger that emission reductions will come from painful and complex top-down government mandates. What they want instead is a framework for...

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30 November 2015

A who's who among the COP21 commitments

Author: Elsa Wenzel, GreenBiz

Among hundreds of corporations backing COP21 climate actions, few are trekking to Paris, instead backing blockbuster commitments or coalitions to represent them…Here are some of the bulkiest groups…Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is teaming up with...

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15 October 2015

Companies and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

Author: Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

Through implementation of the Voluntary Principles, and participation in the Voluntary Principles Initiative, companies are better able to align their corporate policies and procedures with internationally recognized human rights principles in the...

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14 October 2015

Intl. Union for Conservation of Nature receives award for setting sustainable aluminium industry standard

Author: International Union for Conservation of Nature

"IUCN receives award for its role in setting sustainable aluminium industry standard", 15 Sep 2015...

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