Sustainable development is underpinned by sustainable economies. Our activities give us the opportunity to create economic growth, as a major employer, taxpayer, and buyer of goods and services in the communities, regions and communities where we operate. We work with our stakeholders to make sure this growth is responsible and sustainable – so that we leave a positive economic legacy after our operations close.

Economic contributions

We assess our financial performance not only on our profits, but also by the economic contributions we make to the countries in which we operate. It is important to our shareholders, employees and many other stakeholders that we create a sustainable net benefit to local economies by providing employment opportunities, procurement, and the transparent payment of tax and dividends.

Read about our economic contributions

Non-managed operations and joint ventures

Rio Tinto holds interests in companies and joint ventures that it does not manage. We actively engage with our partners around sustainable development through formal governance structures and technical exchanges.

Read about how we work with these partners