Integrity delivered through good governance.
Successful operation of our business requires good governance, whether it be complying with legal requirements or engaging with our stakeholders to understand their expectations in relation to our business.
Our contribution to sustainable development is formalised in a corporate governance framework that is underpinned by Rio Tinto's statement of business practice, The way we work.
The way we work summarises Rio Tinto's principles and policies for all employees. It helps ensure that our people reflect in their daily work the high standards and values we share, including accountability, fairness, integrity and openness.
For Rio Tinto Coal Australia, governance also means:
recognising that compliance with legal requirements is not always enough
integrating our values and sustainable development concepts into business planning and reporting processes
publicly reporting our activities and performance
being accountable for the process of risk management, internal audits and controls
including external verification in our business processes.