Rio Tinto has released a practical 'how to' guide for integrating cultural heritage considerations into their communities work throughout all Rio Tinto operations, including exploration, project development, mines and smelters. This publication, developed in conjunction with CSRM, provides guidance on how to improve the understanding of cultural heritage values and how, through engagement with communities and stakeholders, Rio Tinto can improve decision-making and management processes. The Guide also provides background material on cultural heritage as a concept, a practical business priority and as an emerging field in international forums.

Publisher: Rio Tinto


Bradshaw, E., Bryant, K., Cohen, T., et al. (2011) Why Cultural Heritage Matters. Rio Tinto.

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Why cultural heritage matters

Why cultural heritage matters