At Rio Tinto our approach to community investment is simple. Our aim is to make a positive and lasting difference to the communities surrounding our operations and in and around where we work and live.
As a large employer and a leading global business we are committed to supporting the economic development of Western Australia. We also recognise that our operations affect the communities where we operate and are committed to creating lasting benefits that can be enjoyed by all.
At the heart of our community investment approach is a commitment for our business to do the right thing. We realise that businesses, governments and community groups cannot address critical issues on their own. This is why collaborative partnerships are a cornerstone of our approach.
This site provides a snapshot of the 2013 community investment activities for our Western Australia iron ore operations. We invite you to delve into some of the projects we are supporting in key areas around education, health, environment, culture and regional sustainability and meet the amazing people who are helping us deliver a stronger and more sustainable community.
In 2013 we contributed $33.3 million in financial and $8.2 million in-kind to community initiatives across Western Australia.