January 30, 2015 8:15 AM ET

Metals and Mining

Company Overview of Rio Tinto Group

Company Overview

Rio Tinto Group offers finding, mining, and processing services for metals and minerals. The company offers alumina, aluminum, bauxite, borates, coal, copper, diamonds, gold and silver, gypsum, iron ore, molybdenum, salt, sulphuric acid, talc, titanium dioxide, uranium, nickel, potash, lead, and zinc. It serves various markets, such as fiberglass, glass, ceramics, wood preservative, energy, metallurgy, fabricator, bank, gold trader, wallboard, plaster, titanium pigment producers, cement, agriculture, automotive, construction, electronic products, water treatment, food, health care, cosmetics, cable, and fertilizer markets in Africa, Australia, Asia, and North America. The company has a strat...

2 Eastbourne Terrace

London,  W2 6LG

United Kingdom

Founded in 1995


44 20 7781 2000


44 20 7781 1800

Key Executives for Rio Tinto Group

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Age: 64
Chairman and Chairman of Nominations Committee
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
Age: 60
Chief Executive of the Aluminium Group
Age: 60
Chief Executive of Iron Ore
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rio Tinto Group Key Developments

Steelworkers Join Global Days of Action Against Rio Tinto

The United Steelworkers (USW) is joining unions around the world to demand an end to mining giant Rio Tinto's attempts to destroy good jobs and exploit workers and communities. The USW is joining trade unions in several countries in a day of action co-ordinated by IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million workers in 140 countries. The Quebec workers are now mobilizing to stop Rio Tinto from implementing a new pension plan that would put retirement at risk for new employees. In Labrador, USW members are protesting Rio Tinto's failure to honour its union contact and settle over 2,000 grievances. In Utah, workers are demanding that the company respect the hard work, commitment and dignity of long-term employees and stop contracting out good jobs.

Rio Tinto Grouphas Launches Three-Dimensional Mapping Technology to Enhance Mining Operations

Rio Tinto Grouphas launched three-dimensional mapping technology to enhance mining operations. The new technology supports Rio Tinto's drive for productivity improvements and cost reductions across its high-quality, low-cost diversified portfolio of assets. The RTVis 3D software provides pinpoint accurate mapping which improves efficiency of mining activity by ensuring it is tightly focused on removing high value ore, significantly reducing both waste and operational costs. RTVis creates 3D images of mine pit activities that previously could not be measured. RTVis has led to greater ore recovery through sharper boundary identification, more accurate drill blasting, reduced explosives, improved waste classification and enhanced dig rates. Rio Tinto head of innovation. The new 3D technology is deployed at Rio Tinto's West Angelas iron ore mine in Western Australia and trials are also underway in other Rio Tinto product groups including Copper, Energy and Diamonds and Minerals. RTVis also provides rapid feedback on the impact to equipment while another important benefit is in the area of mine planning, providing much more certainty about the nature of the ore deposit at an earlier stage of the process.

Rio Tinto to Cut 100 Jobs at Queensland Coal Mine

Rio Tinto has unveiled plans to cut about 100 jobs at its underground Kestrel coal mine in Queensland in response to challenging conditions in the Australian coal industry. The proposed job cuts are part of the company's strategy to reduce costs and ensure the operation is competitive.

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