Rio Tinto (formerly Rio Tinto Zinc) is one of the world's largest mining companies. It is a dual listed company registered in both the United Kingom and Australia.
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- 1 Case Studies
- 2 Mining interests
- 3 Personnel
- 4 Other affiliations
- 5 Contact details
- 6 Resources and articles
- 7 External links
- Rio Tinto and the FTSE4Good Index
- Rio Tinto's uranium mining interests
- Rio Tinto's coal interests
- Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future project
In October 2010, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh officially opened the $1.3 billion Clermont coal mine in Central Queensland. Rio Tinto's new thermal coal mine near is expected to increase production to 12 million tonnes of coal a year by 2013. The mine is already operating on a lower output after construction began two years ago, and a mine life of 17 years is expected.
Rio Tinto has a 70% share in Zar Kuh Mining Company.
Board of Directors (2021)
- Simon Thompson, Jakob Stausholm, Megan Clark , Hinda Gharbi, Simon Henry, Sam Laidlaw, Michael L'Estrange , Simon McKeon, Jennifer Nason, Ngaire Woods 
Chairman and executive directors 
- Jan du Plessis - Chairman
- Tom Albanese - Chief executive, London
- Guy Elliott - Finance director, London
Non executive directors 
- Sir David Clementi, Vivienne Cox, Sir Rod Eddington, Michael Fitzpatrick (Australia), Yves Fortier, *Richard Goodmanson, Andrew Gould, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, David Mayhew, Paul Tellier
Executive committee (2009)
Accessed June 2009: 
- Grant Thorne - Group executive Technology and Innovation
- Hugo Bague - Group executive People and Organisation
- Debra Valentine - Group executive Legal and External Affairs
- Preston Chiaro - Chief executive Energy, London
- Bret Clayton - Chief executive Copper, London
- Sam Walsh - Chief executive Iron Ore, Perth
- Jacynthe Cote - Chief executive Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal
- Stephen Crease is the Managing Director of Rio Tinto Australia.
- Phillip Strachan, Chief Financial Officer
- Member, Ash Development Association of Australia, a lobby group promoting the use of ash from coal-fired power stations in building materials and other uses.
Rio Tinto plc
6 St James's Square
London SW1Y 4LD
t: +44 (0) 20 7930 2399
Rio Tinto Limited
55 Collins Street
t: +61 (0) 3 9283 3333
Resources and articles
- Richard West, River of Tears: The Rise of the Rio Tinto-Zinc Mining Corporation (Earth Island Ltd, 1972).
- Roger Moody, PLUNDER!: The Story of Rio Tinto Zinc (Partizans, 1992).
- ICEM, "Rio Tinto - Behind the Facade", ICEM, May 1999.
- Anna Pha, "Contribution by the Communist Party of Australia", Central Committee Secretariat, Communist Party of Australia; International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, Athens, June 23-25, 2000.
- Sue Boland, "Rio Tinto: founded on blood", Green Left Weekly, September 6, 2000.
- Danny Kennedy, "Rio Tinto: Global Compact Violator - PT Kelian: A Case Study of Global Operations", Project Underground, July 13, 2001.
- Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI), Undermining Indonesia: Adverse social and environmental impacts of Rio Tinto's mining operations in Indonesia (WALHI, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2003).
- Jane Perlez and Raymond Bonner, "Freeport-Rio Tinto: Gold's other price", New York Times, December 28, 2005.
- Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI), The Environmental Impacts of Freeport-Rio Tinto's Copper and Gold Mining Operation in Papua (WALHI, Jakarta. 2006).
- "War Profiteer of the Month: Rio Tinto Alcan", War Resisters International, December 1, 2007.
- "Rio Tinto axe sparks divestment call", War on Want, September 10, 2008.
- Gabriel Caplett, “Rio Tinto: Investing in Instability,” Northwoods Wilderness Recovery, March 2008.
- Michael Barker, "Dreams of Social Responsibility: Rio Tinto, Capitalism, and Indigenous Rights", Swans Commentary, June 15, 2009.
- CFMEU Rio Tinto Campaign Page
- David Bradbury, “Jabiluka” (1997).
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Coal companies statements on climate change science
- People against Rio Tinto and its Subsidiaries
- Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund and the Rio Tinto WA Future Fund
- Kennecott Minerals
- Global Compact
- Hydrogen Energy
- Hydrogen Energy California
- Minerals Council of Australia
- Uranium Information Centre
- Leigh Clifford - former chief executive
- Ian Strachan - former Deputy Chief Executive (1991 to 1995) and Chief Financial Officer (1987 to 1991)
- Corporate market share of global coal export trade
- Kalahari Minerals
- Argyle Diamonds
- Paul Skinner - former chair
- Dick Evans (Australia) - Executive director & Chief executive, Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal
- Richard Sykes, Sir Martin Jacomb, Lord Tugendhat , - former board members
- Energy Resources of Australia
- Charlie Lenegan
- "Rio Tinto coal mine officially opened" ABC Rural, Oct. 18, 2010.
- Board, Rio Tinto, accessed January 22, 2021.
- Chairman and executive directors, Rio Tinto, accessed June 1, 2009.
- Non executive directors, Rio Tinto, accessed March 7, 2008.
- Executive committee, Rio Tinto, accessed June 1, 2009.
- Research Partnerships, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, accessed September 17, 2008.
- Ash Development Association of Australia, "Membership", Ash Development Association of Australia website, accessed June 2011.
- Mark Skulley, "Rio Tinto targets right to strike in workplace law", Australian Financial Review, November 11, 2005. (Sub req'd).
- Jane Perlez and Raymond Bonner, "The Cost of Gold: The Hidden Payroll: Below a Mountain of Wealth, a River of Waste", New York Times, December 27, 2005.
- Jamie Freed, "Rio Tinto tarred with Freeport brush", Sydney Morning Herald, December 29, 2005.
- Jamie Freed, "Rare fauna threatens Rio mine", Sydney Morning Herald, March 29, 2007.
- ""Undermining Indonesia: Adverse social and environmental impacts of Rio Tinto's mining operations in Indonesia"
- James Goodman (2004), 'Australia and Beyond: Targeting Rio Tinto' in Munck R (eds), Labour and Globalisation: Results and Prospects, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, UK, pp. 105-127.
- James Vassilopoulos, "Rio Tinto: the world's worst company?", Green Left Weekly, December 3, 1997.
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