Rio Tinto: still saving the world

Rio Tinto: still saving the world

Report on the Rio Tinto plc AGM, London, 8 April 2022 By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, with assistance from Andy Whitmore, Richard Harkinson, Roger Featherstone and Yvonne Orengo Introduction Despite the unpleasantness of mining company AGMs, it...
BHP AGM 2021 – the future is clear: we’re doomed

BHP AGM 2021 – the future is clear: we’re doomed

Report and personal reflection by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network 1. This year’s BHP plc AGM, held on 14 October at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, central London, may have been the last ever: if shareholders vote at...
BHP AGM 2021 – the future is clear: we’re doomed

BHP: Stop the Greenwash

BHP will be holding its 2021 AGM on 14 October. From the time BHP decides to open a mine to the moment it cuts and runs, it plays a game of greenwashing and deflection. BHP claims it’s there to “build a better, clearer future”, but there is no such thing as ‘green...
Evasion and hypocrisy: the 2021 Rio Tinto plc AGM

Evasion and hypocrisy: the 2021 Rio Tinto plc AGM

Report by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, with assistance from Andrew Hickman, Andy Whitmore, Dina Rui, Roger Featherstone, Roger Moody, Sukhgerel Dugersuren, Yvonne Orengo and Zoe Lujic. Rio Tinto’s London AGM on 9 April 2021 was the first...
Rio Tinto: No Progress, Only Hollow Talk

Rio Tinto: No Progress, Only Hollow Talk

To mark Rio Tinto’s 2021 AGM, campaigners from five continents came together to push back against the company’s hollow talk. Rio Tinto says its a force for “human progress”, but around the world its actions tell a different story. Here we...