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Titanium used in planes

Extracting scandium from waste

Pioneering a new source of a critical mineral

Marandoo street signs

I’m Indigenous Australian and I work for a mining company

For over 20 years, I’ve been trying to change an industry that has excluded, displaced and exploited Native people

Haul truck at Kennecott, Bingham Canyon Mine

Fuelling our trucks with renewable diesel

Diesel made from renewable raw materials is helping us reduce emissions

Melbourne Mining Club

Honouring heritage and finding better ways for the future

Key insights from our Chief Executive Jakob Stausholm’s Melbourne Mining Club discussion

Aida is a tailings and dams engineer at Marandoo

Using our heads to improve our tails

Meet one of the engineers helping to rethink how we manage mining tailings

Yarwun Alumina Refinery from the air

Could hydrogen help reduce emissions in the aluminium industry?

A new pilot program will help us find out

Weipa seeds

Sowing seeds for stronger rehabilitation

We’re working with community seed collectors to improve how we restore land after mining

Aluminium cans

Sustainability – the expectation, not the exception

Shaping our aluminium product offering to meet demand for greener metals

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Building thriving communities

We’re proud to have been part of the Western Australian community for more than 50 years

Gudai-Darri solar farm, Pilbara

Harnessing renewables to decarbonise the Pilbara

Sun and wind will power one of the world's largest microgrids

Yandicoogina sunrise - Pilbara

Juukan Gorge: Learning from the past, to find better ways

In this year of our 150th anniversary, we’re looking both to the past, and to the future.

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A new model for mining

How an environmentalist became the CEO of a mining company

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Training the palmy paparazzi

Meet the engineer supporting conservation by teaching computer models how to find rare birds

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Walking together towards our true selves

Feeling comfortable to be your true self is a core part of feeling included, supported and productive at work

Wind energy

Firming up renewables in mining

Our Chief Scientist, Nigel Steward, on long-term energy storage

Juvenile Palm Cockatoo, photographer Celina Cacho

Using AI to help conserve “Ringo Starr” bird hollows

We’re advancing palm cockatoo research with technology trials at Weipa

Dave and solar panels, Kennecott operations

Turning slime into solar panels

Our Kennecott copper mine is extracting a rare, valuable metal from waste

Water management at Diavik

Making water management clearer

Our new online platform gives a transparent view of our surface water use

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Breaking new ground for copper supply

Taking the world’s fourth-largest copper mine underground

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Hydrogen’s role in producing lower-carbon materials

Our Chief Scientist, Nigel Steward, on green hydrogen

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Shared connections create cultural understanding

Increasing Indigenous knowledge-sharing through Two-way Mentoring program

Garry with his family on parental leave

Empowering families with flexibility

Supporting new parents of any gender with equal access to parental leave


A change in approach

Protecting cultural heritage in the Pilbara

Mount Rosser rehabilitation

The slow journey from red mud to green plants

Finding new ways to rehabilitate red mud

QIT Madagascar Mineral community

Finding better ways to decarbonise our operations in Africa

Sinead Kaufman, Chief Executive Minerals

Low-carbon windfarm

7 things the world will need for a low-carbon future

Wind, sun and water – what else do you need to make renewable energy work?

RTM Tasman vessel, marine operation

Decarbonising the high seas

Finding solutions to shipping’s global carbon emissions

Photo of flatback turtle crawling on the sands in Cape Lambert port in Western Australia.

Conserving our ancient mariners

Working to protect marine turtles through community partnerships

Straw biomass

A new way to decarbonise steel making

Tackling a global challenge

Autonomous vehicles

New tech for renewable transport

Transitioning the Pilbara to zero-emission trucks and trains

Electric car chargers

Europe’s race to decarbonise requires a secure and sustainable supply of critical minerals 

By Sinead Kaufman, Chief Executive, Minerals, Rio Tinto

Tractor with CHAC

Mining waste is fertile ground

Finding a new use for a by-product of aluminium production

By Dominic Barton, Chair, Rio Tinto

Mining's next chapter has begun and needs a clear story

Mining is essential to the energy transition. Attracting the right people and helping them connect to the opportunity to make a difference is crucial to success.


Amid chaos and uncertainty, Canada has an opportunity for industrial leadership

Jakob Stausholm, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto

Forming genuine cultural connections

Forming genuine cultural connections

Learning from Indigenous peoples’ deep knowledge of the environment


Artefacts reveal new insights to history

A new Canadian research project aims to resolve “unfinished business”

Electric car charging

Charging up the battery market

We’re scaling up and working smarter to meet demand for renewables

Autonomous truck, Gudai-Darri, Pilbara

Look inside a mine of the future

Our most intelligent mine yet is pioneering new mining technologies

Test tubes on a bench

Big data offers tiny solutions

Microbes could help us mine more sustainably

Birds on a sandbar

Exploring nature-based solutions to climate change

Investing in conservation will accelerate decarbonisation

Electric car near a body of water

Creating a sustainable supply of minerals for a decarbonised future

The role of technological breakthroughs and the circular economy

Herder, Mongolia

Goat to coat

Reimagining sustainability with cashmere

Machinery, Oyu Tolgoi

Decade of innovation, lifetime of opportunity

Many standout moments have helped define the first 10 years of operation at Oyu Tolgoi

Shipping, Pilbara

Contributing to Western Australia’s economic growth

Creating opportunities for everyone


Nurturing an innovative culture 

Capturing employees’ creative ideas to solve business problems

Borrow area, Gove

Re-planting an ecosystem without topsoil

Researching new techniques to rehabilitate land

Holden, United States

Closure: towards a positive legacy

Overcoming closure challenges at a former mine site

The Careers Department, Tom Price, Pilbara

You can't be what you can't see

Helping Australian students discover their future career

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Decarbonising steel

Tackling climate change will be our legacy

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How can mining companies contribute to sustainable supply chains?

Partnering with customers and suppliers to tackle industry challenges

Saguenay Operations, Canada

What the energy transition means for our business

How we’re raising our decarbonisation ambition

Aluminium cans

From bauxite to beverage cans

Using blockchain to help trace our responsible aluminium

Vertical green code

Mining exploration – what does the future hold?

Sinead Kaufman, Chief Executive Minerals

Bauxite, Gove Operations

Nose to tail mining

Making the most of what we take from the ground

Phone scanning the START label

How do you make a nutrition label for aluminium?

By tracing the steps from START to finish

Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean

Stronger together

Supporting entrepreneurship in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec

Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Canada

Schefferville on track for growth

North America’s first Indigenous-owned and operated railroad 

Josette, Director of Arvida Research & Development Centre

Meet Josette: Mind Mixer In Chief

Josette leads the team innovating more sustainable aluminium

Wildlife in the forest near QMM

From the ground up

Minimising our impact on the environment

Water atomised steel powder

A new steel powder for 3D printing

Something infinitely small is making a big change

A Critical Mineral Hiding in the Desert

A critical mineral hiding in the desert

Extracting lithium from mining waste

Associate Professor Kirsten Perrett

Unlocking the mystery behind COVID-19 immunity

Dr Kirsten Perrett is leading new research that could help protect communities

Holotype of the Blind Cave Eel

Investigating MARs

Finding new ways to manage water responsibly

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Solving water

A low-carbon way to make fresh water

Strike while the iron (ore) is hot

Strike while the iron (ore) is hot: one woman’s philosophy

At the Iron Ore Company of Canada, Michelle has broken a lot of barriers - and “moved a lot of dirt” - thanks to three rules for living and working

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Be yourself and thrive

Eight talented women share their experiences in the mining industry

Employee, Boyne Smelters

Our commitment to Australia

Five ways we’re committed to playing our part in a stronger Australia

Rough Diamonds, Argyle

Argyle: a new kind of happily ever after

Argyle is closing, but its legacy will live on

Collection of blueberries

Even superfoods need their minerals

Using aluminium waste to grow better blueberries

Stanley Morales

Let's talk about domestic violence

Taking a stand against gender-based violence

RFDS Rio Tinto LifeFlight PC-24 Jet

When every moment counts

370,000 reasons why we’re proud to call the RFDS our partners

Employees in the Pilbara

Investing local in Western Australia

Meet some of our pioneering partners in Western Australia

Dr Eve Langelier, Université de Sherbrooke’s Chair for Women in Science and Engineering

From the classroom to the boardroom

Women in science promise to change the world

Aluminium used in architecture

One more reason to love our aluminium

Responsibly produced and soon to be recycled too

Copper in electric cars

What makes our copper blush?

Being honoured as the world’s first responsibly produced

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Growing Australia's Future Minds

These 14 start-ups are helping kids get ready for the future

Medical equipment

What does it take to build a ventilator?

Pioneering lifesaving progress in around two weeks

Doctor Team, CareFlight Northern Operations

Some heroes wear stethoscopes, not capes

Meet CareFlight’s Dr Naomi Abdallah

Rio Tinto's rainbow logo

What IDAHOBIT means to us

Celebrating our LGBTI+ family, friends and colleagues

Hand sanitiser, Bell Bay

The (hand) gel that keeps us together

3 reasons why hand sanitiser is our newest essential material

Ray and his family

Preventing the spread

Working together, staying apart: Ray’s story

Hope Haven, Labrador West

Shelter for victims of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

Supporting our communities through the crisis

Traditional Owner, Far North Queensland

Sustainability through partnership

Working with Traditional Owners in Far North Queensland

Pilbara - Gudai-Darri site, 2020

Our first solar plant to power new iron ore mine

Gudai-Darri will be our most technologically advanced mine yet

Red Cross Australia

Supporting Australian bushfire relief and recovery

Rio Tinto Indigenous partnerships

"Their spirits are here now"

Sharing country and culture

Revolution-Al™ being examined in a lab

A new aluminium alloy is born

Stronger and more sustainable

Sustainable diamond

The world's most coveted diamonds

Beauty and integrity


How is work changing?

Three new ways to look at the work of the future

Elysis aluminium

Carbon-free aluminium smelting is a step closer

Revolutionising the way aluminium is made

The new mineral, jadarite

Want to know if we’ve found kryptonite?

We discovered a new mineral, jadarite, an important source of lithium which is used to power electric vehicles

Rio Tinto's rainbow logo

Swapping red for rainbow

A conversation with Vera Kirikova, Human Resources Group executive and Caroline, co-chair of Rio Tinto’s LGBTI+ committee

Aluminium bicycles

Five reasons you should love aluminium as much as we do

We're passionate about producing this high-quality, groundbreaking material

Modern explorers

Life, as a modern explorer

It really is one of the best jobs in the world

Game controller in Perth operations centre

What if gamers could become miners? 

Technology is changing the shape of the mining industry

World of the future

What in the world do mining and rocket science have in common?

Funny you should ask

Pilbara AutoHaul train

How did one of the world's largest robots end up here?

From big data to building the first autonomous train, innovation is part of our DNA

Car driving through forest

Can safer cars also be more sustainable?

We’re doing our part to help car manufacturers build lighter, stronger and more fuel-efficient vehicles

Reunion at the airport

How does our story become yours?

We make the stuff you use every day

Weipa port

A formula for making better decisions

How we used maths to ship more bauxite and save millions of dollars a year