As pioneers in mining and metals, Rio Tinto produces materials essential to human progress. Iron ore for steel. Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and the pipes that bring water to our home. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life. We work across six continents in around 35 countries. Most of our assets are in Australia and North America, with operations also in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.