LONDON, U.K. – Rio Tinto and the Danish Institute on Human Rights (DIHR) have signed a three-year agreement to develop and promote human rights tools for international businesses. The miner says the collaboration will enhance its global corporate social responsibility profile.
Under the agreement, Rio Tinto will provide support for the expansion of the DIHR’s Human Rights and Business Country Portal, a freely available website that helps businesses identify, assess and address human rights risks in specific countries. The DIHR will also develop country risk assessments for and offer advice to Rio Tinto on countries in which it operates or plans to operate.
Tom Albanese, Rio Tinto’s CEO, said, “Rio Tinto’s commitment to human rights has always been an integral part of our code of conduct, The Way We Work. While we have done much good work in this area, we need to constantly keep our policy and practices under review to ensure that we continue to improve our performance. Working with experts in the field is an essential part of this and our partnership with the DIHR will provide us with further insight into specific human rights challenges.”
Please see either www.RioTinto.com or www.HumanRights.dk