The future of mining
In 2008, Rio Tinto unveiled its vision for the "mine of the future", our ambition to be the leader in automated mining and transport. Today, our programme is an approach used across Rio Tinto to find advanced ways of finding, extracting and processing minerals, while reducing environmental impacts and improving safety.
We begin by asking the question: "What new idea can we bring to mining to make it safer, more productive or more sustainable?" Here are some of our answers: