Rio Tinto’s Kennecott first to win responsible production award

MINING.COM | Rio Tinto’s Kennecott unit became on Tuesday the first producer to be awarded the Copper Mark distinction, the industry’s new independently assessed responsible production program.


The company said its Utah-based operation met over 30 criteria for responsible environmental, social and governance practices, set up by the voluntary program. The recognition, Rio said, is the only one targeting copper miners, smelters and refineries.


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