News releases from Rio Tinto
BC Works (Kitimat) smelter reduces production following strike
Today 15:32 EDT
Rio Tinto has signed a power purchasing agreement for a new renewable energy plant to power the operations of its QMM ilmenite mine in Fort Dauphin, Southern Madagascar.
Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) operation in South Africa will shut one of its four furnaces due to the depletion of available feedstock at the plant. This is the result of mining operations...
Rio Tinto and Bougainville community residents reach agreement to assess legacy impacts of Panguna mine
July 20, 2021
Rio Tinto and Bougainville community members, represented by the Human Rights Law Centre, have reached an agreement to identify and assess legacy impacts of the former Panguna copper mine in...
Rio Tinto releases second quarter production results
July 15, 2021
Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jakob Stausholm, said: “The global economy, in particular China, recovered strongly and we are intensely focused on servicing our customers with as much product as we can....
Rio Tinto and POSCO sign climate MOU
July 08, 2021
Rio Tinto and POSCO, the largest steel producer in South Korea and one of the world’s leading steel producers, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore, develop and...
Rio Tinto has appointed Isabelle Deschamps to succeed Barbara Levi as Chief Legal Officer & External Affairs. Isabelle, who is currently General Counsel of AkzoNobel and a member of the Executive...
Rio Tinto has declared force majeure on customer contracts at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa due to an escalation in the security situation at the operations. This has led to the decision...
Rio Tinto partners with Schneider Electric to drive decarbonisation through circular and sustainable market ecosystem
June 23, 2021
Rio Tinto, a leading global mining and metals company, and Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...
Rio Tinto will deploy the world’s first fully autonomous water trucks at its $2.6 billion Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The new vehicles, primarily used for dust...
Rio Tinto opens new scandium plant in Canada
June 17, 2021
Rio Tinto has started operations at a new commercial scale demonstration plant to produce high-quality scandium oxide at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy,...
Rio Tinto has appointed Peter Cunningham as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. Peter, who has been Interim Chief Financial Officer since 1 January 2021, will also join the Rio Tinto Board...
Rio Tinto and ARENA to study using hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining
June 15, 2021
Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions.
Ben Wyatt to join Rio Tinto Board
June 03, 2021
Rio Tinto has appointed Ben Wyatt as a non-executive director. Mr Wyatt, an Australian citizen, will join the Board on 1 September 2021.
Rio Tinto and Comptech partner to deliver next generation of electric vehicle and 5G giga-casting alloys
May 27, 2021
Rio Tinto and Comptech are partnering to bring a new generation of aluminium alloys to the market for use in advanced technologies such as electric vehicles and 5G antennas.
Rio Tinto and InoBat, a European battery technology and manufacturing company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to accelerate the establishment of a “cradle to cradle” battery...
Rio Tinto updates details of tailings facilities
April 30, 2021
Rio Tinto Executive team changes
April 27, 2021
Barbara Levi, Chief Legal Officer & External Affairs, has accepted the position of Group General Counsel at UBS and will leave Rio Tinto by the end of October 2021. A thorough search has commenced to...
Rio Tinto releases first quarter production results
April 19, 2021
Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jakob Stausholm said: “We achieved an overall solid operating performance in the first quarter. We have maintained guidance ranges in all our products, with site teams...
Rio Tinto reaches agreement with Turquoise Hill Resources on financing plan for Oyu Tolgoi
April 09, 2021
Rio Tinto has entered into a binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ) for an updated funding plan (the “Funding Plan”) for the completion of the Oyu Tolgoi (OT) Underground...
Rio Tinto details $47 billion 2020 economic contribution, including $8.4 billion of taxes and royalties
April 07, 2021
Rio Tinto today released its 2020 Taxes paid: Our economic contribution report, which shows the company made a total direct economic contribution of $47 billion in the countries and communities where...
Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California, United States.
Rio Tinto selects Heliogen’s breakthrough solar technology to provide carbon-free energy to Boron mine
March 24, 2021
International mining and metals company Rio Tinto and renewable energy technology company Heliogen today announced an agreement to explore the deployment of Heliogen’s breakthrough solar technology at...
Rio Tinto will today detail how it is working in partnership with Traditional Owners, host communities and independent groups to strengthen and improve its approach to cultural heritage and community...
Addendum to Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting
March 19, 2021
Rio Tinto Limited will today issue an addendum to its 2021 notice of annual general meeting setting out two advisory resolutions requisitioned by two groups of shareholders as announced on 9 March...
Rio Tinto to build new tellurium plant at Kennecott mine
March 08, 2021
Rio Tinto will begin construction on a new plant that will recover tellurium, a critical mineral used in solar panels, from copper refining at its Kennecott mine near Salt Lake City, Utah.