Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company focused on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order to maximise value for its shareholders.
Rio Tinto employs more than 66,000 people in more than 40 countries across six continents, with an overwhelming presence in Australia and North America. The company also holds significant businesses in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America, but is with headquarters in the UK, the Group comprises Rio Tinto plc - a London and New York Stock Exchange listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited - which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. This global presence, and Rio Tinto's expertise in technology and marketing, the company prides itself in being able to supply the right product, at the right quality, at the right time.
The international Group businesses include open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters and power stations - including a significant hydropower portfolio - as well as a number of research and service facilities. Its major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide and salt), iron ore, thermal and metallurgical coal and uranium.
The company is committed to producing metals and minerals that are transformed into end-products that contribute to higher living standards and economic development. Its employees are present at every point in the development cycle, from the iron ore that builds the fundamental infrastructure of worldwide cities, to the copper and borates in the smartphones that keep us connected.