Description/achievement of initiative
By 2013 our goal is to achieve a 30 per cent reduction in the rate of new cases of occupational illness per 10,000 employees based on a 2008 baseline.
For additional information regarding how it will be achieved, please review the 2011 Annual Report and Sustainable development website: Rio Tinto, Annual Report
and sustainable development 201, Rio Tinto
Supporting resources will be devoted in achieving these goals made in the commitments.
Ongoing reductions in new cases of occupational illnesses will require further improvements in the management of risks posed by manual handling and noise exposure, as well as supporting healthy lifestyles through workplace wellbeing programmes. For additional information on Managing occupational health risks please view our website:
managing occupational health risks, Sustainable Development 2011, Rio Tinto
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
30 per cent reduction in the rate of new cases of occupational illness per 10,000 employees by 2013 based on a 2008 baseline.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation