Advertisement
Australia markets open in 8 hours 6 minutes
  • ALL ORDS

    7,895.90
    -39.80 (-0.50%)
     
  • AUD/USD

    0.6642
    +0.0027 (+0.40%)
     
  • ASX 200

    7,628.20
    -37.40 (-0.49%)
     
  • OIL

    78.13
    -1.10 (-1.39%)
     
  • GOLD

    2,364.60
    +0.50 (+0.02%)
     
  • Bitcoin AUD

    103,154.20
    +1,626.28 (+1.60%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,435.97
    -19.90 (-1.37%)
     

Rio Tinto spends more than A$16.1 billion with suppliers in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia, April 12, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rio Tinto increased its spend with suppliers and local businesses in Australia to more than A$16.1 billion in 2023, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to support communities where it operates.

This was an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year and was spent with more than 5,800 businesses, including Australian owned and operated businesses and locally owned and managed branches of global companies. The spend helped support tens of thousands of Australian jobs and delivered a significant economic contribution to communities across the country.

As part of this spend, more than A$727 million was spent with 168 Indigenous businesses across Australia – an increase of 29 per cent on the year before.

ADVERTISEMENT

There was also a 25.5 per cent increase in spending with local businesses across Australia to A$1.2 billion dollars.

Rio Tinto Chief Executive, Australia, Kellie Parker said, "For Rio Tinto to have a long-term future, we need the communities where we operate to be successful and prosperous.

"We strive to employ locally and buy locally in Australia – especially from Indigenous, small and regional businesses. It's about providing opportunities to help these businesses grow and, in doing so, creating new jobs and training opportunities for many Australians, helping to support the nation's economy.

"We’re proud to have increased our spend with Australian Indigenous businesses by 29 per cent to A$727 million in 2023 and with local businesses around Australia by 25% to A$1.2 billion."

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240411454022/en/

Contacts

Please direct all enquiries to media.enquiries@riotinto.com

Media Relations,
Australia

Matt Chambers
M +61 433 525 739

Jesse Riseborough
M +61 436 653 412

Alyesha Anderson
M +61 434 868 118

Michelle Lee
M +61 458 609 322

Rio Tinto plc
6 St James’s Square
London SW1Y 4AD
United Kingdom
T +44 20 7781 2000
Registered in England
No. 719885

Rio Tinto Limited
Level 43, 120 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
Australia
T +61 3 9283 3333
Registered in Australia
ABN 96 004 458 404

Category: General