Rio Tinto is committed to building strong relationships with our supplier partners, including providing you with the best tools and systems to make it easy to do business with us.
SAP Ariba Network
We moved to SAP's Ariba Network in 2017 and are establishing Ariba Network as our primary transactional platform for purchase orders, as well as follow-on transactions like confirmation of purchase order receipt and submission of invoices. We want to establish a strong digital connection with all of our suppliers. Exchanging documents electronically saves time and see invoices processed faster.
Benefits of connecting with us through Ariba Network
Faster start to your payment cycle: Invoices enter Rio Tinto’s system directly and not through a scanning or postal process
Increased visibility of the status of your invoices
Information all in one place - no missing emails or misinterpretation of requirements
Order acknowledgements and/or submit order changes are returned in the system so no emails or waiting which could hold up payment
Changes to purchasing information are visible to both parties so that any errors can be identified and resolved quickly
Account options: Integrated, Enterprise, Standard
We use three connection types on Ariba Network (previously called Hosted & Light Account). Please contact SAP Ariba for further information on these connection types and to discuss the option best suited to your business and budget.
SAP Ariba Network FAQ
We offer enrolled suppliers access through Taulia to a free self-service web portal offering comprehensive supplier self-services including 24/7 visibility of invoice and payment status.
Benefits of joining Taulia
- Free, totally secure, online access
- Real-time invoice status: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Payment details and history
TRACK is part of our contractor engagement platform for site-based contract labour and allows our contractors to streamline their payment process by submitting timesheets electronically. TRACK is for service order transactions only.
SAP Fieldglass is a cloud-based open vendor management system that we use to help us engage and manage our workforce of independent external contractors.
Iron Ore – CMS Website
Contractors who work with our Iron Ore business in Western Australia can access CMS, which is a comprehensive library of documents to support and improve communication and ensure a safe working environment with contractors from tender to project completion.
To access, you will need your company-based login including vendor name and number.
Rio Tinto Buy Local, Western Australia
We work to maximise the benefits our company and its work delivers to the communities that host us.
By partnering with local suppliers, we can stimulate local economies and help local businesses grow and prosper.
We are committed to maximising opportunities for Western Australian businesses to be part of our supply chain. We want to make it easier for local suppliers to compete for contracts and, in turn, maximise local economic benefits. This includes helping strengthen the capability of local industry, so businesses can be more competitive in the procurement process.
Rio Tinto Buy Local is designed to help local Western Australian businesses to bid for work with us by:
- Giving visibility of upcoming work opportunities and enabling suppliers to register interest through the Rio Tinto Buy Local portal
- Providing a dedicated team to support local suppliers through our procurement processes
- Supporting the delivery of capability building programmes to strengthen and grow local businesses
- Offering adjusted payment terms for Australian small businesses
The Rio Tinto Buy Local includes more information and outlines opportunities for local businesses.
We know it is important small businesses are paid in a timely manner. We offer small Australian 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 supply up to A$1 million of goods and services to Rio Tinto, or those with an annual turnover up to A$10 million.
Shorter payment terms, and ongoing work to simplify and systemise our procurement processes, reflect a commitment to improve our partnership with suppliers.
If you require additional information specifically on our payment terms policy, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.