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RIO TINTO IN CHINA

Pioneering Progress

YEARS


OUR CHINA STORY

ABOUT RIO TINTO

OUR VALUE PROPOSITIONS

Pioneering Progress


CORPORATE VALUES

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


ABOUT RIO TINTO R i o Ti n to i s a l e a di n g g lo b a l mi n i n g a n d re s o u rce s g ro u p wi th o p e ra ti o n s i n ove r 40 c ou n t r i e s a n d re g i o n s i n clu d i n g C h i n a . W i th mo re th a n 1 4 5 ye a rs of ope r a t i on s, ou r lo n g h i s to ry i s fille d wi th firs ts .

We ’ ve d eve l op e d som e o f th e wo rld ’s la rg e s t a n d b e s t q u a li ty mi n e s a n d b u si n e sse s. We ’ ve l e d t h e i n d u st r y i n p a rtn e rs h i p s , wi th cu s to me rs i n n ew ma rke ts , a n d w i t h l oc a l c om m u n i ti e s .

We ’ ve p i on e e re d te c h n o lo g i ca l i n n ova ti o n s a n d we ’ ve p ave d th e way i n a re a s su c h a s sa fe t y, t r a n s p a re n cy a n d le g a cy ma n a g e me n t.

Ye t , i t ’s n ot j u st a b ou t o u r p a s t. We co n ti n u e to p i o n e e r p ro g re s s f o r a b e t te r fu t u re . Th rou g h re se a rc h a n d i nn ova ti o n , we ’ re h e lp i n g me e t th e n e e d s o f s o ci e ty i n a g row i n g a n d c h a n g i n g wo rld . O u r ma te ri a ls , s u ch a s a lu mi n u m, c oppe r, d i a m on ds, g ol d, i n d u s tri a l mi n e ra ls ( b o rax , ti ta n i u m d i ox i d e a n d sa l t ), i ron ore , t h e r m a l a n d me ta llu rg i ca l co a l a n d u ra n i u m, a re e s s e n ti a l to m a k i n g m od e r n l i fe wo rk. Yo u ’ ll fin d th e m i n s ma rtp h o n e s , p la n e s , ca rs , h ospi t a l s a n d t h rou g h ou t yo u r h o me .

O u r a c t i v i t i e s h e l p e c on o mi e s g row a n d co mmu n i ti e s p ro s p e r.

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Our Brand Purpose

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.


CHAPTER I

OUR VALUE PROPOSITIONS

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PREFERRED SUPPLIER /

PREFERRED CUSTOMER / PREFERRED PARTNER /

C hina is o ur l argest c ustom er, a g row i n g su p p li e r of g o o d s and ser vic es to our oper at i on s, an d h om e to ou r larg est sharehol der. I t is o ur g o al to be China’s prefer re d su p p li e r, p re f e rre d cus to mer an d prefer red par tner in ou r se c tor, n ow an d f or d ecades to c om e.


Preferred

SUPPLIER

Our Value Propositions

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O u r t r a d e wi t h C hi na s t arte d over 100 years ago. Since then we h ave b een s up p lyi ng m aterials essential to China’s progress across a n u m ber o f i nd u s t ri es s uc h as construction, technology and commu n i c a t i o ns , t ran s p o rt , m edical technology and aviation.


Preferred

CUSTOMER

Our Value Propositions

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We are c o nfid en t s u p p orte rs of China’s manufacturing excellence an d c o m m i t ted to ex p lo re more domestic and overseas valu e -c re at i on op p ort un i t i es f rom Chinese suppliers.


Our Value Propositions

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Preferred

PARTNER We are p rou d to p art n er w ith a w ide range of Chinese partners to h e l p reali ze C hi na’s lon g -term strategic goals by contributing o u r d eep s ec to r ex p ert i s e.


CHAPTER II

OUR CHINA STORY 13 | Rio Tinto


/ WE O PERATE WI TH P IO N E E R IN G SP IR IT / WE PRODUCE ESSEN TIAL M ATE R IAL S R E SP O N SIBLY / WE PARTNER FOR HU M AN P R O G R E SS


/ WE OPERATE WITH PIONEERING SPIRIT

Ou r on goi n g pa rtnership w ith China is a n importa nt pa rt of our 1 4 5 ye ars of p i on eer i n g history.

We sta rted tra ding w ith China over 100 yea rs ago w he n we supplied bora tes from Ca lifornia , U SA.

Our China Story

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The turning point of our pa rtnershi p w as 1973, w hen our first shipment of Ham e rsley Iron Ore travelled to China f ro m t he Pilba ra , Austra lia .

We a re a m o n g t h e 1s t forei g n mi n i n g c o m p an i e s to s e t u p a C h i n a rep rese nt a t i ve o f fi ce i n 1 983.

To g e t he r wi t h S in o steel we h ave s u c c es s fu l ly run the Cha nna r Mining Joint Venture for over 30 ye a rs - C h in a’s 1 s t maj or overs eas i nves tment in the mining sector, a nd a milestone of the S i no - Au s t r a l i a re l a ti on .

We a re p ro u d to h ave a C h i n es e mi ni ng ch a m p i o n as ou r n o. 1 l arg es t sha re hol d e r s in ce 2008.

We a re p ro u d to wo r k wi th S AS AC i n d evel opi ng a pioneering Susta ina ble D evelopment Executive Tr ai nin g Pro g r am f o r C e n tr al S OE s to s u p p or t C h i na ’s “ G o-out” initia tives by sha ring our best pra ctice s f ro m our 14 5 ye a rs ’ ex p e r i en c e of op er ati n g g l obally.


/ WE PRODUCE ESSENTIAL MATERIALS RESPONSIBLY

Since 1973 we have suppl ied Chin a w i t h ove r 2 bil l io n to nnes o f iro n o re steel ma d e f rom o ur Pil bara iro n o re are equival ent to s te e l i n xxx “ Bird N est ”, xxx k il o meters o f ra i lw ay.

Ri o Tinto’s high-gra d e iron ore enabl es steel pro duct io n wit h l ess enviro nment al im p a ct , w h i c h is a s ignifi c a nt c ontr ib uto r to China’s emissio n co nt ro l ef f o rts.

Us e d in e le c tronic s ra nging from TV and co mputer screens to smart pho nes, R io Tin to m i n era ls s uc h a s b ora te s a nd tit anium dioxide hel p sat isf y China’s growing demand f or c o n sume r p rod uc ts from a p op ul at io n who se weal t h is o n t he rise.

Our China Story

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Through our p a rtne rship wit h Chow Tai Fo o k , we have int ro duced diamo nds f rom A rgyle , a s ourc e of s mal l er, mo re af f o rdabl e diamo nds, to f ul fil l China’s ri s i ng d e ma nd for eve ryd ay f ashio n accesso ries.

R io Ti n to i s o n e of the world ’s la rge s t p rod ucers o f co pper – co ming f ro m USA, Chil e, Indo nesia a n d n ear by M o n g o l i a . This c op p e r, w ith uniq ue a n t imicro bial pro pert ies, is increasingly being used in m ed ic a l s e tti n g s to p reve nt hos p ita l- a c q uired inf ect io n.

R io Ti n to h a s pa r tne re d w ith the a utomotive secto r f o r 30 years to pio neer t he use o f al uminum i n car f ra m e s a n d bod ie s to ma ke c a rs lighte r, mo re f uel - ef ficient and mo re impo rt ant ly, to increase sa f et y pe r for m a n c e. 。


/ WE PARTNER FOR HUMAN PROGRESS

We a re p roud to have suppo rted China to supply t he necessary material s f or urb a n iz a tion the re by imp roving t he l ivel iho o d o f co unt l ess Chinese peo pl e.

We a c tive ly s up p ort the Bel t and Ro ad init iat ive, no t o nly in supply ing t he ma te ri a ls it ne e d e d for d evel o pment , but al so in co nt ribut ing o ur expert ise in are a s s u ch a s fre e tra d e , s ta ke hol der engagement , and sust ainabl e devel o pment .

We e s ta b lis he d the Tsinghua- R io Tinto Jo int Research Cent re f o r Reso urce s , Ene rg y a nd Sus ta ina b le D eve lo pment in 2012 to bring to get her l eading experts f ro m C hi na a nd a round the wor ld to st udy, generate and share ideas and best pract ice s f or s us ta ina b le d eve lop ment .

Our China Story

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Ou r s i g n a tu re g row th p roje c ts – Pilb a ra iron o re and Amrun bauxite f ro m Aust ral ia, Oyu To l go i cop p e r f ro m M o n g o l i a a re a ll on tra c k to fulfi ll C hina’s growing demand.


CHAPTER III

CORPORATE VALUES

SAFETY / TEAMWORK / RESPECT INTEGRITY / EXCELLENCE /

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SAFETY / CARING FOR HUMAN LIFE AND WELLBEING ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE The saf e t y a n d we l l bei n g of ou r emp l oy e e s, c o n t r acto rs an d c ommu n i ti es i s ou r # 1 p ri o r it y. A lways . S afely l ooki n g after the e nv i ro n m e n t is an es s en ti al p ar t of ou r ca re fo r f u t u re g e n er ati on s .

TEAMWORK / COLLABORATING FOR SUCCESS

We work together w ith collea gu e s, pa rtners a nd communities global ly to deliver the products our custom e rs need. We lea rn from ea ch other to improve our per forma nce a nd a chi eve success together.

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RESPECT

/ FOSTERING INCLUSION AND EMBRACING DIVERSITY We recognize a nd respect diverse cultures, communities a nd points o f v i ew. We trea t ea ch other w ith fa irnes s and dignity, to ma ke the most of eve r yo ne ’s contributions.

INTEGRITY / HAVING THE COURAGE AND COMMITMENT TO DO THE RIGHT THING We have t h e co u r a g e an d c ommi tmen t to do w ha t is r ig h t , n o t wh at i s eas i es t. We ma i nt a in o u r f o cu s on eth i c s , tr an s paren cy a nd b u il d i n g m u tu al tr u s t wi th eac h ot he r an d eve r yo n e we wor k wi th .

EXCELLENCE

/ BEING THE BEST WE CAN BE FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE We cha llenge ourselves a nd othe rs to crea te la sting va lue a nd a chieve hi gh per forma nce. We a dopt a pionee r i ng mindset a nd a im to do better eve r y day.


CHAPTER III

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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/ SUSTAINABILITY Ri o Ti n to bel i eves t h at o ur b u si n e ss c a n ma ke a n i mp o r ta n t c o n tr i b u t i o n to t h e o n go i n g, glo b a l tra n si ti o n to su sta i n a b l e d eve l o p m en t . Pu rs u an t to t h i s o b j e c ti ve , R i o Ti n to su p p o r ts a n u mb e r o f s u s t ai n abi l i t y pro j ec ts i n C h i n a . Ou r di vers e gl o bal o p erat i o n s g i ve u s th e o p p o r tu n i ty to b r i n g p o s i t i ve, l o n g- term b en e fi ts to th e c o mmu n i ti e s, re g i o n s a n d c o u n t ri es wh ere we o p era te . O u r a p p ro a c h e n a b l e s u s to ma n a g e ri s ks ef f ec t i vely, redu c e e nv i ro n me n ta l i mp a c ts a n d e n g a g e w i th h o s t c o m m u n i t i es . I t c an a l so d e c re a se o p e ra ti n g c o sts, p rov i d e add i t i o n al b u s i n es s o pp o r tu n i ti e s a n d a ttra c t h i g h - c a l i b re e mp l oyees . U l t i m ately, i t al l ows u s to d e l i ve r b e tte r re tu r n s f o r o u r sh a re h o l d ers .

/ COMMUNITY ACTIVATION Ri o Ti n to f u l fil l s i ts s o c i al re sp o n si b i l i ti e s by u n d e r ta k i n g va r i o u s c h ari t y p ro gram s s u c h as th e sp o n so rsh i p o f o r p h a n e d c h i l d re n ’s edu c at i o n at S h ep h erd ’s Fi e l d Vi l l a g e a n d th e re c o n str u c ti o n o f a f o rei gn -l an gu age s c h o o l i n S i c h u a n .


Pioneering Progress

YEARS

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