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Sebastian

Salt of the Earth

A cross-country move has revealed unexpected leadership opportunities.

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Partnerships in Asia for global impact

Working together to deliver decarbonisation, social support and commercial innovation

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Automating Australia’s place in Space

Meet the engineer using mining automation technology in Space for astronomical benefits on Earth

Whaft near Gladstone

A bright spark

We’re driving the development of Australia’s largest solar power project to help repower our assets in Gladstone, Queensland

Diamonds

These diamonds aren’t forever

A behind the scenes look at one of our rare gem auctions

Copper cables

Nuton: A better way to produce copper

We’ve developed a new technology that can produce copper in a more sustainable way

Festive lights

All that shimmers and shines

Metals and minerals will help bring your celebrations to life this season

Aluminium cans

From bauxite to beverage cans

Using blockchain to help trace our responsible materials

Phone scanning the START label

How do you make a nutrition label for the materials the world needs?

By tracing the steps from START to finish

Mari

From hospitality to hauling

Since moving from Japan to the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, Mari’s had a fascinating career trajectory – changing gears from hospitality to driving huge mining trucks and excavators.

Hayden

Holding the door open

Respect and inclusion are values we can’t take for granted

Straw biomass

A new way to decarbonise steel

Tackling a global challenge

The Scandium Project site

The power of tech, teams and tales

How breakthroughs, partnerships and people are driving transformational change in the critical minerals sector

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Rehabilitating red mud

Renewing bauxite residue while reducing our environmental impact

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Busting some rocky myths

We’ve done some digging to bust a few pervasive myths about rocks, minerals and mining

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The world needs more batteries – this clean-tech company is developing a new solution

From humble beginnings, GMG’s vision and tenacity are paying off

Recognising our local WA suppliers

Recognising our local WA suppliers

Our Western Australian awards program is celebrating our suppliers for innovation, safety and sustainability

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An agent for change

Advocating for change from within the mining industry

Boron in solar energy

What is boron and how is it used in solar energy?

An essential material for a low-carbon future

Titanium used in planes

Extracting scandium from waste

Pioneering a new source of a critical mineral

Haul truck at Kennecott, Bingham Canyon Mine

Fuelling our trucks with renewable diesel

Diesel made from renewable raw materials is helping us reduce emissions

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

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

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

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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

Supporting the Western Australian Community

Supporting the Western Australian Community

Contributing to strong and thriving Western Australian communities is at the heart of what we do

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

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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?

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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

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

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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.

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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

Tatichek-site-dig

Artefacts reveal new insights to history

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

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Charging up the battery market

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

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Look inside a mine of the future

Our most intelligent mine yet is pioneering new mining technologies

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Big data offers tiny solutions

Microbes could help us mine more sustainably

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Exploring nature-based solutions to climate change

Investing in conservation will accelerate decarbonisation

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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

Holden, United States

Closure: towards a positive legacy

Overcoming closure challenges at a former mine site

Borrow area, Gove

Re-planting an ecosystem without topsoil

Researching new techniques to rehabilitate land

Circuits

Nurturing an innovative culture 

Capturing employees’ creative ideas to solve business problems

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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