As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world arou...
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.
We operate with pioneering spirit. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. We've pioneered technological innovations, such as our Mine of the Future™ programme and our low-CO2 aluminium from hydropower. And we've paved the way in areas such as safety, tax transparency and legacy management.
We continue to pioneer progress for a better future. Through research and innovation, we're helping meet the needs of society in a growing and changing world.
We produce essential materials responsibly. Our activities help economies grow and communities prosper. And it's all underpinned by an absolute commitment to safety – for our people, contractors, and the communities in which we operate – and to minimising our environmental impact.
We partner for human progress. We partner with auto industry leaders in developing alloys that are enabling a new generation of lighter, fuel-efficient vehicles. We partner with peers in organisations like the International Council on Mining & Metals to seek better ways to operate. And we work with NGOs worldwide to address some of mankind's most fundamental challenges: how to grow more food, make better use of water, extend access to healthcare, and reconcile enhanced living standards while minimising impact on the planet.
We also partner with the communities in which we operate, sharing the wealth and benefits of what we do with local people, through employment, skills and education, and local economic development initiatives that aim to build self-sustaining communities long after we're gone.
Rio Tinto is a worldwide leader in mining and exploration.
The company discovers, mines, processes and supplies metals
and minerals used in everyday modern life. We have over 68,000
employees worldwide and activities in more than 40 countries.
Rio Tinto is the owner, developer and future operator of the
Eagle Mine in western Marquette County of Michigan’s Upper
Eagle is expected to produce 300 million pounds of nickel, 250
million pounds of copper and small amounts of other metals.
Eagle will be the only primary nickel mine in the US.