Rio Tinto’s principal business is to sustainably find, develop, mine and process natural resources. The Group is a major producer in all the markets in which it operates, including aluminium, copper, diamonds, coal, uranium, gold, iron ore and industrial minerals such as borax, titanium dioxide, salt and talc. The Group’s vision of global sector leadership will be realised through a strategy of investing in and operating large, long term, cost competitive mines and businesses, driven not by choice of commodity but by the quality of each opportunity.
With operations often located in remote locations, Rio Tinto pursues long term profitability in value, creating projects that recognise the importance of good social and environmental outcomes. The health and safety of employees and vigilant support for the environment and local communities are key commitments wherever the Group operates. Rio Tinto companies work closely with their host countries and communities, respecting their laws and customs and ensuring a fair share of benefits and opportunities.
In Canada, Rio Tinto has over 13,400 employees at some 35 operational and administrative sites across the country.
Rio Tinto’s extensive operations in Canada include mining and manufacturing interests in alumina, aluminium, iron ore, diamonds and titanium dioxide. We also operate exploration activities, research and development centres, port and rail facilities to support various businesses, technical and sales service centres, and substantial hydroelectric power facilities in British Columbia and Quebec. In addition, Canada is home to the global headquarters of Rio Tinto Alcan. – less