Growth & Innovation

Growth & Innovation

AlAluminium

Growth
& Innovation

CuCopper
& Diamonds

FeIron Ore

CEnergy
& Minerals

Commercial

Growth & Innovation

Adding value throughout the asset lifecycle

The Growth & Innovation group supports Rio Tinto’s assets to achieve superior performance throughout their lifecycle by optimising value from the time of the initial concept through to when a mine or processing facility is closed.

Working with Rio Tinto’s product groups to ensure our assets are safe, productive and profitable throughout their life cycle, Growth & Innovation adds value by:

  • Finding: exploring, discovering or acquiring new Tier 1 resources. We are currently active in 15 countries assessing opportunities in iron ore, copper, bauxite, coking coal, nickel, uranium, diamonds and mineral sands.
  • Studying: ensuring the right projects proceed with the optimal business case.
  • Developing: delivering major capital projects safely, on time, on budget and ready for a seamless handover to operations.
  • Optimising: leading a step change in productivity and technical excellence, managing technical risk, overseeing our innovation and automation platforms, managing industrial and enterprise IT.

Working with and through others

Centralised technical knowledge and experience enables Growth & Innovation work with and through Rio Tinto’s product groups to effectively deliver portfolio growth, drive innovative solutions to operational and business challenges, replicate best practice, and provide support for quality decision-making.