Challenge the practice is addressing: Every Rio Tinto-managed operation must have a robust closure plan in place. For uniformity in closure planning and management, a comprehensive Closure standard is applied to all of their activities. Additionally, it aids in identifying chances for their actions to have beneficial socioeconomic effects.
Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: Prepare detailed closure plans for each operation based on the environmental and social settings of each site. Furthermore, RioTinto aims to design a post-closure monitoring programme which includes performance criteria to demonstrate completion of closure to the satisfaction of government and other stakeholders. Its important to updata closure plans on a regular basis throught the operations life cycle.
Expected impact/goal of the practice: By ensuring that sites are left in a state that is consistent with succeeding land uses after operations finish, RioTinto aims to minimize the social and environmental consequences of extraction activities and to give lasting benefits to host communities.
Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is relevant for extractive companies