Rio Tinto, among the important players in Murujuga/Burrup Peninsula, is moving forward towards more meaningful engagement with and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The mining group has launched its second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), for 2016-2019. Such RAP is the result of a consultative process, which occurred through formal meetings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and also via input from internal team members.

According to Justin Mohamad, chief executive officer of Reconciliation Australia, “In adopting an Elevate RAP, Rio Tinto joins an elite group of organisations that have taken reconciliation beyond ‘business as usual’ and embedded it in the delivery of core business practices and decision-making at the highest level”.