Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth’s mineral resources in order to maximise value for our shareholders. Operating for over 140 years, we have the people, capabilities and resources to supply a world hungry for the metals and minerals that are used in everyday life, in diverse products – from mobile phones to cars. We produce aluminium, copper, diamonds, coal, iron ore, uranium, gold and industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide and salt).
Our 55,000 people work in more than 40 countries across six continents, including some of the most difficult terrains and climates. We are strongly represented in Australia and North America but also significant business in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. We promote health, safety and sustainable development wherever we operate. The health and wellbeing of our employees, and a contribution to sustainable development are key priorities. We work as closely as possible with host countries and communities, respecting their laws and customs and ensuring a fair share of benefits and opportunities.