Rio Tinto has completed commissioning of the $1.9 billion ($A2.6 billion) Amrun bauxite mine on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia.
Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) have announced a $240M investment in their Gladstone Alumina Refinery over the next five years as part of the 5-Year Environmental Improvement Program.
The funds will be used to improve QAL’s environmental performance with a particular focus on air quality, odour, noise, land and water management. The 5-Year Environmental Improvement Plan will focus on major capital upgrades and organisational culture change. There are over 55 projects in the 5-Year Environmental Improvement Plan which have been prioritised according to the highest levels of environmental risk.
Alcoa’s call for apprenticeships for its refineries and mine sites attracted more than 600 applications with twenty-five apprentices, a third of whom are female, joining Alcoa for the 2019 intake of the highly sought-after four-year apprenticeship program.
Alcoa of Australia’s Chairman and Managing Director and an employee-driven ‘call to action’ company initiative have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy Women in Resources Awards.
Alcoa of Australia Limited (Alcoa) has secured three new gas supply agreements which combined will supply approximately 25 per cent of the Company’s gas requirement in Western Australia (WA) from 2020.
Rio Tinto’s Amrun project in Queensland, Australia, has achieved a significant milestone, successfully making the first shipment of bauxite, six weeks ahead of schedule.
Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium, supplied by Rio Tinto, to produce its coffee capsules.
Twenty-four local young people have completed their apprenticeships with Alcoa this year, joining more than 2,000 apprentices, trainees and graduates trained and developed by the resources company during the past 55 years.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques visited Rio Tinto’s world-class Amrun bauxite project on Cape York Peninsula. The soon-to-be competed project has been built using local companies with over A$1.5 billion worth of contracts awarded to Queensland suppliers.
Rio Tinto has become the first mining and metals company to be granted the aluminium industry’s Chain of Custody certification by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The certification means Rio Tinto will be the only company selling aluminium that customers can be assured has been produced to the highest environmental, social and governance standards, placing Rio Tinto at a competitive advantage.
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