The way we work

We are committed to generating more value for stakeholders with less impact on the environment. Rio Tinto's statement of business practice, The way we work, helps us do just that.

The way we work summarises Rio Tinto's principles and policies for all employees. It ensures that our actions and operations reflect standards and values of accountability, respect, teamwork and integrity. The way we work includes policies covering:

  • The workplace 
  • Human rights, communities and environment
  • Business integrity
  • Group assets and information management 
  • Government, media and investor relations

Find out more about Rio Tinto's policies


Sound corporate governance and high ethical standards of conduct are just as important as the technical and economic aspects of mining and processing. Good governance and ethical conduct give us a competitive advantage and strengthen stakeholder relations.

Find out more about Rio Tinto's approach to governance