Investing in the community is a key part of our future

Take a closer look at our commitment to sustainable development.

Keeping the ball rolling

Partnering with community organizations is part of our strategy. Watch this video to learn how we are investing in the community.

Sustainable development in our community

At Rio Tinto Kennecott, our commitment to sustainable development within the community is an important part of how we do business. We have a long-term strategy to partner with community organizations that align with our core values.

Cultivating these core values through our community partnerships helps us strengthen our operations and products, build enduring communities and provide lasting benefits for our company and our community.



Rio Tinto Stadium

In September 2008, Rio Tinto Kennecott purchased naming rights for the Rio Tinto stadium that hosts Real Salt Lake, a Major League Soccer club. In addition to naming rights, this investment provides the opportunity for us to be involved in education and youth sport programs in the Salt Lake area. Through this sponsorship, we have a unique opportunity to educate the community about mining and to partner on community events. Take a closer look

Natural History Museum of Utah

In 2008, Rio Tinto Kennecott donated $15 million towards the construction of the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center. This partnership reflects our shared passion for the natural sciences and our shared commitment to sustainable development. This partnership creates a world-class educational opportunity for students and citizens of Utah, and the many world-wide visitors that come to the state each year.

As the museum’s founding sustainability partner, Kennecott has collaborated with the Museum to create a “sustainability trail,” one of several internal road maps that guide visitors through the Museum’s galleries. This trail features exhibits and activities on how to create a more sustainable environment.  It also addresses topics on geologic resources, water use and climate change. Take a closer look