Rio Tinto far from ethical, says global union

As the debate on whether to reopen the controversial Panguna copper mine in Bougainville intensifies, communities must be aware that mining operator Rio Tinto’s bad behaviour is not a thing of the past.

The environmental devastation caused by the Panguna mine has been one of the key grievances by local communities against Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL), the mining company majority‐owned by Rio Tinto.

And far from cleaning up its act, Rio Tinto stands accused of ongoing environmental damage, health and safety violations, and clashes with indigenous groups.

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