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Buy Local North America

We have a long history in North America, and we are committed to playing our part in supporting local businesses and contributing long-term socioeconomic benefits to many United States and Canadian communities. For us, buying local, Indigenous and diverse is about partnering with North American businesses in host communities, big and small, to source the goods and services we need. It is about providing opportunities that help local businesses grow, and in doing so create new jobs and training opportunities for communities impacted by our operations.

Local, Indigenous and diverse suppliers are an important part of building strong local economies and communities. By increasing opportunities for local, Indigenous and diverse suppliers, we can improve long-term benefits for North America as a whole.

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Expressions of interest (EOI)

View and submit responses for our open expressions of interest in goods and services required across many of our operations, using our local, Indigenous and diverse supplier portal.

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As a local, Indigenous and diverse supplier


Our operations in North America comprise mining and processing operations, producing a variety of minerals and metals that requires a diverse supply chain.

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We have operations in Quebec, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Newfoundland and Labrador. In Canada, we produce aluminium, titanium dioxide, diamonds, iron and steel.

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We have operations in 3 states: Utah, California and Arizona. These include Kennecott, a copper mine with a concentrator, smelter, and refinery; US Borax, a borate mine with a refining and shipping facility; and Resolution, a proposed underground copper mine.

Supplier payment terms

We know it's important that businesses are paid on time. We offer local, Indigenous and diverse North American suppliers shorter payment terms to ensure they are paid within 20 days of receipt of a valid invoice.

These payment terms apply to businesses who meet our local, Indigenous and diverse definitions.

Shorter payment terms, and ongoing work to simplify and systemise our procurement processes, reflect a commitment to improve our partnership with these suppliers.

For more information about our payment terms, please contact

Buy Local North America tools

Rio Tinto Buy Local North America - Our Approach
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Ariba Sourcing Quick Reference Guide for Suppliers
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