Rio Tinto: Corporate biodiversity strategy

TBC worked closely with Rio Tinto and several conservation organisations in the development and implementation of Rio Tinto’s shutterstock_104418284biodiversity strategy.

This included writing the global strategy and policy in a way suiting both ground-level operations and external stakeholders. TBC developed technical guidance documents on biodiversity action planning, baseline assessment and offset design, and helped pilot implementation on the ground.

A particular area of focus was helping to define a “Net Positive Impact on Biodiversity”, including which aspects of biodiversity to cover and how losses and gains can be quantified in order to determine whether or not NPI has been reached.