Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto

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Rio Tinto is a leading global mining group that focuses on finding, mining and processing the Earth’s mineral resources. Our goal is to deliver strong and sustainable shareholder returns from our portfolio of world-class assets and our compelling pipeline of projects. We take a long-term, disciplined approach, developing and running long-life, low-cost, expandable operations that are capable of delivering value throughout the cycle.

Supporting our world-class assets is a company of world-class people who are the foundation of our success. This 60,000-strong workforce, across more than 40 countries, pulls together as a powerful team committed to getting the best out of our operations. Their safety is always our first concern. We also foster a culture of innovation, where our people are proud to achieve and are always learning.

News related to the Rio Tinto - Nespresso announcement on responsible sourcing of ASI Aluminium News related to Rio Tinto's Chain of Custody Standard certification in July 2018: News related to Rio Tinto's Performance Standard certifications in April 2018:
Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification scope:
  • Rio Tinto Aluminium’s activities across Canada including the production of alumina (Vaudreuil Refinery, Québec); aluminium smelting and casting (Alma, AP-60, Arvida, Grande-Baie and Laterrière Smelter’s in Québec and Kitimat Smelter in British-Columbia); aluminium casting (Beauharnois and Dubuc/PLS in Québec); unloading, storage, loading and ground transportation of raw materials and goods (Port and Rails, Québec); electrical power generation and distribution (Power Operations in Québec and British-Columbia); treatment of spent pot lining (SPL Treatment Plant, Québec) and; head office support and research and development (Headquarters in Montréal and Saguenay, Québec).
Audit scope supply chain activities:
  • Alumina Refining
  • Aluminium Smelting
  • Casthouses
  • Semi-Fabrication
  • Aluminium Re-melting / Refining

Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification Scope:
  • Gove Bauxite Mine including its port facilities and power station (Gove Northern Territory, Australia)
  • Weipa Bauxite Mines, related port facilities and power stations (Weipa, Queensland, Australia)
  • Yarwun Alumina Refinery (Yarwun, QLD, Australia)
  • Bell Bay Aluminium Smelter (George Town, Tasmania, Australia)
  • New Zealand Aluminium Smelter (Invercargill, New Zealand).
Audit scope supply chain activities:
  • Bauxite mining
  • Alumina Refining
  • Aluminium Smelting
  • Casthouses
  • Aluminium Re-melting/Refining

Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard V1 (2017) Certification Scope:
  • Gove Bauxite Mine including its port facilities and power station (Gove Northern Territory, Australia)
  • Weipa Bauxite Mines, related port facilities and power stations (Weipa, Queensland, Australia)
  • Vaudreuil Alumina Refinery (Saguenay QC, Canada)
  • Yarwun Alumina Refinery (Yarwun, QLD, Australia)
  • Alma Smelter (Alma QC, Canada)
  • AP-60 Smelter (Saguenay QC, Canada)
  • Arvida Smelter (Saguenay QC, Canada)
  • Bell Bay Aluminium Smelter (George Town, Tasmania, Australia)
  • Grande-Baie Smelter (Saguenay QC, Canada)
  • Laterriere Smelter (Saguenay QC, Canada)
  • Kitimat Smelter (Kitimat BC)
  • PLS (Specialised Casthouse) (Saguenay QC, Canada)
  • IPSF (Port and Rails) (Saguenay QC, Canada)
  • ISAL (Hafnarfjördur, Iceland)
  • New Zealand Aluminium Smelter (Invercargill, New Zealand)
  • Headquarters (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)
  • Headquarters (Saguenay QC, Canada)
Audit scope supply chain activities:
  • Bauxite Mining
  • Alumina Refining
  • Aluminium Smelting
  • Casthouses
  • Aluminium Re-melting/Refining

Performance Standard V2 (2017)
  • Certification Number: 131 (ASI COVID policy Provisional)
  • Certification Period: 23.04.2021 - 22.04.2022
  • Audit Report Public Summary
Certification scope:
  • Aluminium smelting at the Rio Tinto Iceland Smelter (ISAL).
Audit scope supply chain activities:
  • Aluminium Smelting
  • Casthouses