is a leading international mining groupheadquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tintoplc, a London listed public company, and RioTinto Limited, which is listed on theAustralian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto’sbusiness is finding, mining and processingmineral resources. Major products arealuminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coaland uranium), gold, industrial minerals(borates, titanium dioxide, salt, talc), and ironore. Activities span the world but are stronglyrepresented in Australia and North Americawith significant businesses in South America,Asia, Europe and southern Africa. The Group’sobjective is to maximize the overall long termreturn to shareholders through a strategy of investing in large, cost competitive mines,driven by the quality of each opportunity, notthe choice of commodity. Wherever Rio Tintooperates, the health and safety of itsemployees is the first priority. The Groupseeks to contribute to sustainabledevelopment. It works as closely as possiblewith host countries and communities,respecting their laws and customs andensuring a fair share of benefits andopportunities.Views expressed in “Review” are notnecessarily those of Rio Tinto. Forconvenience, the expression Rio Tinto is usedto describe both Rio Tinto plc and Rio TintoLimited and companies within the Group,even though these companies are generallyseparate and independently managed.
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Cover: brave new world in W2 – thereception area of Rio Tinto’s new regionalcentre in London. Story, pages 8-12. Backcover:members of a Richards Baycommunity weed their squash plots. Story,pages 13-15.
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