Rio Tinto is a leader in finding, mining and processing the earth's mineral resources. The Group's worldwide operations supply essential minerals and metals that help to meet global needs and contribute to improvements in living standards. In order to deliver superior returns to shareholders over time, Rio Tinto takes a long term and responsible approach to the Group's business.
Rio Tinto concentrate on the development of first class orebodies into large, long life and efficient operations, capable of sustaining competitive advantage through business cycles. Major products include aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy products, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide, salt and talc), and iron ore.
Rio Tinto's activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa