6. Jun, 2020

Out of control ...

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When good plans go really bad.

Rio Tinto, a company (https://www.riotinto.com/en) that produces iron ore for steel, aluminium for cars and smart phones, copper for wind turbines, diamonds that set the standard for “responsible”, titanium for household products and borates for crops that feed the world was on a good way to become an Environmental, Social, And Governance (ESG) compliant company. See details on top of page 7,  https://www.spglobal.com/_assets/documents/ratings/esg-evaluations/ratingsdirect_esgindustryreportcardmetalsandmining_41672607_jun-05-2019.pdf 

But then - Rio Tinto blast destroys 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage sitehttps://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/rio-tinto-blast-destroys-46000yearold-aboriginal-heritage-site/news-story/2b2d02c37d64b5394b22c2f4397b4a8e, when a good plan goes really bad.

Here the Rio Tinto Statement on Juukan Gorge (the case above),  https://www.riotinto.com/news/releases/2020/Statement-on-Juukan-Gorge- 

"Everyone knows I'm black. I am who I am. This is the person that Lester Sr. and June Holt raised, and I make no apology for it. At the same time, I'm never going to pull a race card to get what I want. You can't have it both ways." -- Lester Holt, American - Journalist Born: March 8, 1959, https://articlebio.com/lester-holt