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Suppliers

We work in partnership with our suppliers to manage a complex global supply chain in ways that benefit our customers, our business and our communities.  

Our values of care, curiosity and courage, as well as policies like The way we work and our Supplier Code of Conduct, help define how we work with our suppliers.

Our preference is to buy local products and engage local services. In areas where the skills, goods and standards we need are not available, we invest in developing that capacity, and in turn, to establish and support local economic development. 

Everywhere we work, we respect and support all internationally recognised human rights, in line with the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We believe that respect for human rights begins with everyday actions, and we want to work with partners who meet or exceed our minimum standards and performance expectations, share our values, and understand our commitments. This commitment is reflected in the pre-screening process of our suppliers.  

Please note that we may need to update our policies and statements from time to time.

Rio Tinto has 14 day payment terms for small suppliers in Australia, and 20 day payment terms in the US and Canada.

If you are a small supplier and believe you may qualify for the small business payment term, please contact vendorfeedback@riotinto.com.

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Working with us

What you need to know before working with us
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Supplier portals

A comprehensive collection of external supplier resources
Community

Local suppliers

We benefit from the land surrounding the communities we work with. So we want to make sure those communities benefit from our presence there as well.

Supplier contacts

P2P (Purchase to Pay) Concierge

For enquiries relating to purchase orders or invoices, for all suppliers globally.

Got an invoice for Rio Tinto?

If you want to lodge an invoice with Rio Tinto please send it to:

Can you help solve one of the biggest challenges facing mining today?

We’ve joined with BHP and Vale – together with Austmine – to launch the Charge On Innovation Challenge. Our goal? To cut diesel use and emissions across our industry by finding a way to electrify mining truck fleets.

This is an important, industry-wide approach that has potential to create new jobs and opportunities for suppliers, both globally and locally.”

Mark Davies, Group Executive Safety, Technical and Projects

Be part of this ground-breaking initiative. Visit the Charge On Innovation Challenge website to find out more.

Suppliers downloads

Suppliers who engage with us must adhere to the following business practices and standards:

Supplier Code of Conduct
Supplier Code of Conduct
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Supplier Code of Conduct [CN]
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Supplier Code of Conduct [FR]
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Supplier Code of Conduct [ES]
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Supplier Code of Conduct [MN]
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Supplier Privacy Statement
Supplier Privacy Statement
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Supplier Privacy Statement [FR]
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Cyber Security Requirements for Suppliers
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Our code of conduct

The Way We Work
The Way We Work
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The Way We Work [AF]
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4.6 MB
The Way We Work [ES]
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4.74 MB
The Way We Work [FR]
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1.67 MB
The Way We Work [IS]
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4.89 MB
The Way We Work [JP]
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5.28 MB
The Way We Work [KO]
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4.98 MB
The Way We Work [MG]
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4.63 MB
The Way We Work [MN]
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2.57 MB
The Way We Work [NL]
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4.76 MB
The Way We Work [PT]
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4.81 MB
The Way We Work [RU]
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4.58 MB
The Way We Work [SR]
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4.62 MB
The Way We Work [ZH]
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5.21 MB
The Way We Work [ZU]
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4.59 MB
  • RFQ terms and conditions

    RFQ Terms and Conditions
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    RFQ Terms and Conditions [FR]
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    142 KB
  • Global purchase order terms

    Global Purchase Order Conditions for Goods & Services
    Global Purchase Order Conditions for Goods & Services - November 2023
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    Global Purchase Order Conditions for Goods & Services - November 2023 [FR]
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    Global Purchase Order Conditions for Goods & Services - September 2020 [ES]
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    268 KB
    Global Purchase Order Conditions for Goods & Services - November 2019 [SR]
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    897 KB
    Australia - Contractor Engagement Solution: Terms of Use
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    278 KB
  • Archived purchase order terms

    Global – Purchase Order Conditions for Goods and Services
    Global Purchase Order Conditions for Goods & Services - September 2020
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    Global Purchase Order Conditions for Goods & Services - September 2020 [FR]
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    Australia - Purchase Order General Conditions
    Australia - Pacific Aluminium Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Products – November 2016
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    Australia - Pacific Aluminium Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Services – November 2016
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    Australia - Growth and Innovation - Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Goods - September 2016
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    Australia - Growth and Innovation - Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Services - September 2016
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    Australia - Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Goods - September 2016
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    Australia - Purchase Order General Conditions for Services - September 2016
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    Europe - Purchase Order General Conditions
    Europe - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods - October 2016
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    Europe - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods - October 2016 [ES]
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    Europe - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods - October 2016 [SR]
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    Europe - Purchase Order General Conditions for Services - October 2016
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    Europe - Purchase Order General Conditions for Services - October 2016 [ES]
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    Europe - Purchase Order General Conditions for Services - October 2016 [SR]
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    France - Purchase Order General Conditions
    France - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods and Services - October 2016
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    France - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods and Services - October 2016 [FR]
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    Guinea - Purchase Order General Conditions
    Guinea - Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Goods and Services - March 2017
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    78 KB
    Guinea - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods and Services - March 2017 [FR]
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    Japan - Purchase Order General Conditions
    Japan - Purchase Order General Conditions for Supply of Goods - August 2017
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    Japan - Purchase Order General Conditions for Supply of Services - August 2017
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    India - Purchase Order General Conditions
    India - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods - April 2017
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    India - Purchase Order General Conditions for Services - April 2017
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    Madagascar - QMM - Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Goods and Services - October 2016
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    147 KB
    New Zealand - Pacific Aluminium Purchase Order General Conditions
    New Zealand - Pacific Aluminium Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Products - November 2016
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    208 KB
    New Zealand - Pacific Aluminium Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Services - November 2016
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    North America - Purchase Order General Conditions
    North America - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods - November 2018
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    North America - Purchase Order General Conditions for Services - November 2018
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    North America - Purchase Order General Conditions - September 2016 [FR]
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    Singapore - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods and Services - June 2017
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    South Africa - RBM - Purchase Order General Conditions for the Supply of Goods and Services - October 2016
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    South Korea - Purchase Order General Conditions
    South Korea - Purchase Order General Conditions for Services - August 2017
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    297 KB
    South Korea - Purchase Order General Conditions for Goods - August 2017
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