Alf Barrios

Rio Tinto Awarded First-Ever Aluminium Chain Of Custody Certification From ASI

Rio Tinto Awarded First-Ever Aluminium Chain Of Custody Certification From ASI

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group is the recipient of the first-ever Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification issued by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. The certification was developed by the ASI to establish a seal and a series of criteria by which aluminium...


Rio Tinto Sells Lochaber Plant to SIMEC Group for US$410 MM

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto announced yesterday that it had come to an agreement for the sale of its Lochaber plant to SIMEC Group and Liberty House for US$410 million. According to press releases issued by the companies involved, SIMEC’s sister company Liberty House will be the operator of the smelter. The sale includes hydroelectric […]

Rio Tinto Reorganizes Business Structure and Executive Team

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto announced a shake-up to its executive team and organizational structure yesterday. “In the face of testing times for the industry, Rio Tinto is performing remarkably well. Our ambition is to deliver superior performance day-in and day-out so that we create value for our shareholders and communities now and over the […]

Rio Tinto’s Aluminium and Bauxite Chief Sees Bright Future for Both Sectors

The chief executive of Rio Tinto’s Aluminium product group Alf Barrios recently spoke about the future of his company’s bauxite and aluminium operations. Although frank about the problems in the sector last year, Barrios was upbeat about the current status and future outlook for aluminium and its precursor ore. Barrios admitted that 2015 was a […]