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Rio Tinto: No progress, only hollow talk

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As Rio Tinto prepares for its 9 April Annual General Meeting, campaign groups from five continents have come together to pressure the company to meet its commitments and answer demands from mining-affected communities. Under the title “Rio Tinto: No Progress, only Hollow Talk”, the coalition is taking the mining giant to task over its claims to support ‘human progress’ while its actions devastate communities and environments across the globe.

By highlighting several sites around the world where Rio Tinto is failing to live up to its own rhetoric, the campaign amplifies the voices of those calling for justice and unites resistance to exploitative extraction. You can find an overview of all the cases here(opens in new window) .

Broken promises

We want to draw attention to four key areas:

  1. erasure of indigenous heritage,
  2. water stress,
  3. environmental harm, and
  4. the looting of natural resources.

In each of these areas, Rio Tinto has made promises it has not kept. Therefore we have formulated a number of demands for Rio Tinto(opens in new window) to address urgently.

Oyu Tolgoi mine

For the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia, our demands are:

1. Socio-ecological justice:

2. Economic justice

3. Abort the UNCITRAL arbitration process

4. Provide transparency about the energy source and energy consumption of the Oyu Tolgoi mine.

What can you do?

Send Rio Tinto a message and tell them what you think!(opens in new window)

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