Rio Tinto is named National Resource Sector Business of the Year by Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Energy and Exploration Ltd (AEMEE) for supporting Indigenous Australians


Rio Tinto is National Resource Sector Business of the Year

Rio Tinto is National Resource Sector Business of the Year

Celebrations are in store for Rio Tinto, with the company winning the AEMEE National Resource Sector Business of the Year award.

This special award recognises exceptional commitment to providing opportunities for economic development and a true market share for Indigenous Australians.

A prestigious accolade for Rio Tinto

The award was presented to Rio Tinto by Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Energy and Exploration Ltd (AEMEE), a not-for-profit company set up to grow Indigenous businesses in Australia and overseas in mining and allied industries.

The AEMEE National Resource Sector Awards highlight the success of Indigenous businesses that service and support the resource sector in Australia, and also recognise the great work resource companies are providing Indigenous businesses and the Indigenous employment sector.

Supporting Indigenous people and communities

Rio Tinto is well known for its support and encouragement of Indigenous people. Its Weipa operations have three Aboriginal Agreements with 12 Traditional Owner groups. These agreements ensure local Indigenous people have a say in how the benefits of mining are used to support current and future generations – from financial benefits, through to education, training, cultural heritage protection and employment.

Rio Tinto works with Traditional Owners to make sure culture is shared and respected, and important heritage sites are looked after properly. The company holds cultural camps with Traditional Owners to record important sites and help Elders pass on knowledge to younger generations - and Rio Tinto has even scooped the Best Company Indigenous Procurement Initiative Award at the QRC Indigenous Awards.

Work with Rio Tinto: a company that values diversity

Rio Tinto offers exceptional mining and resources careers in environments where employees are challenged and supported to drive positive change.

Research Rio Tinto's current job vacancies and kick-start a rewarding career today.

 

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