Policies and documents

Policies and documents

Rio Tinto Supplier code of conduct

Rio Tinto Supplier code of conduct, which draws upon internationally recognised standards and Rio Tinto’s The way we work, sets our expectations of you, your subsidiaries and subcontractors.

Working together, all of us will ensure we do business the right way.

Rio Tinto Supplier code of conduct

Rio Tinto Supplier code of conduct [EN]

Rio Tinto Supplier code of conduct [FR]

Rio Tinto Supplier code of conduct [CN]

Rio Tinto Supplier code of conduct [MN]

Rio Tinto Supplier code of conduct [ES] 

September 2016

The way we work

The way we work, Rio Tinto's statement of business practice, summarises the Group's principles and policies for all employees. It is designed to ensure that we all reflect in our daily work the high standards and values we share, key among which are accountability, fairness, integrity and openness.

Download The way we work

Available in other languages in our Corporate publications & policies section.

Supplier Privacy Statement

This Supplier Privacy Statement applies to all suppliers of Rio Tinto Group companies. Please make this Privacy Statement available to your directors and staff who are likely to interact with Rio Tinto, or who are involved in administering the contract that we have in place with you.

Download the Supplier Privacy Statemen

Available in other languages in our Corporate publications & policies section.

Terms and conditions

We operate on behalf of a wide range of business units within the mining sector and in a number of different countries. Therefore, we have a number of different terms and conditions for the procurement of goods and services.

These may vary from time to time and for different categories and business units. While every effort is made to keep these up to date there may be discrepancies.

Please ask for a copy when accepting an order from us.

Australasia

Purchase order terms and conditions

Purchase order Australia: supply of goods         

September 2016

Purchase order Australia: services

September 2016

Purchase order Australia: Growth & Innovation for supply of goods

September 2016

Purchase order Australia: Growth & Innovation for services

September 2016

Site specific terms

Argyle Diamonds: site specific contract terms

March 2016

APAC East sample vendor request for down payment letter

May 2014

APAC East down payment special conditions for purchase orders

May 2014

Singapore and Global Sourcing

Purchase order terms and conditions

Purchase Order Singapore and Global Sourcing: Goods, Services, Technology and Innovation  

June 2017

North America

Purchase order terms and conditions

Purchase order North America [EN]

Purchase order North America [FR]

September 2016

Site specific terms

KUC site specific terms

December 2008

UK

Purchase order terms and conditions

How to get paid guide

July 2015

Purchase order UK: goods

October 2016

Purchase order UK: services

October 2016

Europe

Site specific terms

Purchase order Europe: goods [EN]

Purchase order Europe: goods [SR]

Purchase order Europe: goods [ES]

October 2016

Purchase order Europe: services [EN]

Purchase order Europe: services [SR]

Purchase order Europe: services [ES]

October 2016

Purchase order France: goods and services [EN]

Purchase order France: goods and services [FR]

October 2016

South Africa

Site specific terms

Purchase order Rossing, South Africa: conditions of purchase order

October 2016

Purchase order Richards Bay Minerals, South Africa: conditions of purchase of goods and services

October 2016

Purchase order QMM, South Africa: conditions of purchase order of goods and services

October 2016

Guinea

Site specific terms

Purchase order Guinea: goods and services [EN]

Purchase order Guinea: goods and services [FR]

October 2016

India

Site specific terms

Purchase order India: Goods [EN]

Purchase order India: Services [EN]

April 2017

Freight Preparation manual and procedure

It is expected that all suppliers to Rio Tinto become familiar with the manual and follow the Procedure. Suppliers are also advised to view Rio Tinto's Prepare to move it right video.

Freight preparation manual
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Freight loading and unloading procedure
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