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Rio Tinto is announcing that innovation opportunities increase significantly when new partnerships are forged towards common goals. The comments were offered by CEO Jean-Sebastian Jacques, of the mining giant during a recent conference in Melbourne.

Mr. Jacque’s comments identify that the value chain from customers upstream through “governments, society and communities…customers, suppliers and competitors is the way forward to innovation.”   Mr. Jacques also announced a partnership with Apple Inc. and Alcoa Corp. to produce greenhouse gas emissions-free aluminum. The announcement May 10, recognizes the most significant innovation in the aluminum industry in more than 100 years , the company offered.

What is not noted in this speech is the alignment with the 2016 ratified UN Global Compact of 17 Sustainable Development Goals 2030 that is driving the planet towards exactly this concept of working in collaboration using innovation to create solutions.

See the news release here

See the UN initiative here

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