BC Works landscape

Sustainability

We work hard to leave a lasting, positive legacy everywhere we work

Producing essential materials responsibly

$7.5B

Overall investment in decarbonisation by 2030

$66.6B

Direct economic contribution

$72M

Invested in communities

75%

Electricity used at our managed operations from renewable sources

 

2021 figures

Increased our climate change targets:

15%

Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 – 5 years faster than original target

50%

Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 – 3 times higher than original target

We are entrusted with accessing the world’s essential materials and making them available for society’s use.

These resources are finite, and we recognise our responsibility to extract full value from minerals and materials we produce while avoiding harm and mitigating impacts to people and the planet.

Excellence in managing the fundamentals of our business gives us the opportunity to make more substantial and meaningful contributions to society. We are working in partnership with others to support fairer, more sustainable and inclusive communities where we operate.

We must ensure all our stakeholders benefit from the success of Rio Tinto. To do this, our business priorities and performance must align with society’s expectations, which are constantly evolving. Robust and trusting relationships with our stakeholders are essential to secure a strong future for our business while ensuring we make meaningful contributions to our host communities and towards addressing the world’s most urgent challenges.