Rio Tinto (corporation)

Anglo-Australian multinational mining company

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Rio Tinto (corporation): Anglo-Australian multinational mining company
Rio Tinto Group is an Anglo-Australian multinational and the world's second largest metals and mining corporation, behind BHP, producing iron ore, copper, diamonds, gold and uranium. The company was founded in 1873, when a multinational consortium of investors purchased a mine complex on the Rio Tinto, in Huelva, Spain, from the Spanish government. Since then, the company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminium, iron ore, copper, uranium, and diamonds. Although primarily focused on extraction of minerals, Rio Tinto also has significant operations in refining, particularly for refining bauxite and iron ore. Rio Tinto has joint head offices in London and Melbourne.


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Thirty-five Aboriginal and human rights organisations have signed a letter calling for Rio Tinto to be removed from a list of global companies that respect human rights.
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Rio Tinto to review 'heritage management processes' after blowing up ancient Indigenous caves in WA

Rio Tinto will internally review its processes after facing flak for destroying two ancient rock shelters in WA last month.
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Australia begins probe into Rio's destruction of Aboriginal site

Australia called for submissions on Thursday to an inquiry into how mining giant Rio Tinto legally blew up two sacred Aboriginal caves that showed human history stretching back at least 46,000 years.
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Bipartisan push to uncover how Rio Tinto blasted ancient Juukan Gorge caves

A parliamentary inquiry is calling for submissions over Rio Tinto’s destruction of 46,000-year-old Indigenous caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara.
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Rio Tinto chief says sorry for sacred caves blast; Australia starts inquiry

Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques on Friday apologised for distress caused by Rio's destruction last month of two ancient and sacred Aboriginal caves in Western Australia, pledging full..
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Rio Tinto loses Australian indigenous backing after blasting sacred caves

An Australian indigenous group has suspended Rio Tinto from its reconciliation plan after world's biggest iron ore miner blasted two ancient sacred caves as part of a mine expansion.
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Traditional owners say Rio Tinto knew importance of caves razed for mine

Rio Tinto Ltd knew the cultural and historical significance of two caves in Western Australia years before it blew them up last month as part of an iron ore mine expansion, traditional owners said on..
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Rio Tinto apologises for blowing up 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site

Rio Tinto apologised for the destruction of a sacred Aboriginal cave in Western Australia that showed evidence of continual habitation dating back 46,000 years, and said it would urgently review its..
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Rio Tinto's claim rejected as 'outrageous' after Aboriginal sacred site destroyed

Ancient rock shelters dating back more than 46,000 years were destroyed when Rio Tinto detonated explosives to make way for an iron ore mine.
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