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Advance Workforce Diversity .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
  • Submitted by: Rio Tinto
  • Topic: Gender equality and women's empowerment
  • Keywords: Gender issues; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Location: worldwide
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Global Compact
Advance Workforce Diversity


Rio Tinto

Description/achievement of initiative

We are committed to increase the representation of women, and develop a more diverse leadership cadre, specifically to ensure that local nationals in emerging areas have the capability and experience.

Implementation methodologies

Our People strategy together with our employee commitment forms the framework that guides how we attract, develop, engage and retain talent whilst ensuring alignment with our business strategy. For additional information on our People and workforce diversity please review the website:

Rio Tinto-social- People

For additional information please see our 2011 Annual report and our Sustainable development website:

Rio Tinto, 2011 Sustainability Annual Report and

Rio Tinto, Sustainable Development Report, 2011

Deliverable Date
15 per cent of our graduate intake to be nationals from regions where we are developing new businesses. 2015
Women to represent 40 per cent of our graduate intake. 2015
Our diversity targets for 2015 are: Women to represent 20 per cent of our senior management. 2015
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