By Michael Dabaie

 

Rio Tinto (RIO, RIO.LN, RIO.AU) said it is offering independently certified, responsibly produced aluminium from its smelters in Australia and New Zealand that predominantly use hydro-powered electricity.

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, of which Rio Tinto is a founding member, granted its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody certifications to Rio Tinto's Amrun and Weipa bauxite mines, Yarwun alumina refinery, and the Bell Bay and NZAS aluminium smelters, the company said.

Rio Tinto said this builds on the certifications in place for its Canadian operations. ASI certification covers environmental, social and governance standards, including greenhouse gas emissions and human rights.

 

Write to Michael Dabaie at michael.dabaie@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 13, 2019 10:08 ET (15:08 GMT)

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