2008 Communication on Progress

  • 2009/07/31
Time period
  • January 2008  –  November 2008
  • The Rio Tinto Communication on Progress 2008 is available on our website www.riotinto.com. The COP will be flagged on the homepage for one month following the date of submission.

    The COP 2008 is also available through our 2008 Sustainable Development website http://www.riotinto.com/index_ourapproach.asp and our continued support is explicitly stated in our Annual Report 2008 which contains our Sustainable Development review. The Annual Report and the Sustainable Development website are third party assured. The Annual Report is available in hard copy as well as on line http://www.riotinto.com/annualreport2008/

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10 - Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
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