Apr 8, 2021 | News
Published here on 2nd May 2021
To mark Rio Tinto’s 2021 AGM, campaigners from five continents came together to push back against the company’s hollow talk. Rio Tinto says its a force for “human progress”, but around the world its actions tell a different story. Here we collect the community demands Rio Tinto must address, materials from our campaign, and resources on Rio Tinto mines.
Communities living near Rio Tinto operations across the globe feel the impact of these mines daily. They demand that Rio Tinto meets its commitments to respect heritage, water, land, and people.
Bougainville – Panguna
Madagascar – QMM
Mongolia – Oyu Tolgoi
Serbia – Jadar
USA – Resolution Copper
Our Questions to the AGM
Organisations with which LMN is working have submitted the following questions to Rio Tinto in advance of the 9 April meeting.
Panguna copper mine, Bougainville
Grasberg copper and gold mine, West Papua
Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine, Mongolia
QMM mineral sands mine in Madagascar
Jadar lithium project, Serbia
Resolution Copper project, Arizona, USA
In the run-up to Rio Tinto’s AGM (5 – 9 April), we ran an online campaign drawing attention to Rio Tinto’s failure to meet its commitments and to listen to community demands. Each day we shared and examples relating to four key areas – erasing Indigenous heritage, causing Water Stress, damaging the environment, and looting resources. On the day of the AGM itself, we encourage all our supporters to send a message to Rio Tinto.