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Rio Tinto has published its 2007 Sustainable development review


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The online report outlines a number of practical programmes implemented by the mining and metals company on the management of climate change, water, land, biodiversity, waste, air quality, and mine closures - each based around input from local communities and outside experts.

Rio Tinto claims its work on social and environmental responsibility proved valuable in completing its recent US$38.1 billion takeover of the Canadian aluminium producer Alcan. This deal should enhance Rio Tinto's production of recyclable lightweight metal - produced using hydro-electric power.

Rio Tinto also formed a joint venture with BP to seek cleaner uses of coal through the production of hydrogen energy.

The online Sustainable development review is at and in print on pages 83 to 94 of the 2007 Annual report available in pdf at

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