Dates: Dec 2012 - Feb 2013

For this project researchers developed an internal Policy Paper advocating for a reconceptualization of Rio Tinto’s community contributions and activities as they relate to employment, training, skills development, enterprise development, livelihood activities and knowledge creation as a contribution to employability and sustainable regional development. The paper argues for the implementation of a policy of employability which prioritises activities which contribute to broader job creation beyond mining and development of skills and capabilities to foster greater opportunities for economic participation. This shift, we argue will all resource companies to make a greater contribution to sustainable regional development.  The policy paper also outlines ways of measuring and documenting Rio Tinto’s contribution to such a policy.

Associated CSRM Staff / Students

  • Naomi Smith Devetak
  • Rebekah Ramsay
  • Dr. Paul Rogers
  • Professor Deanna Kemp

Project Partners

  • Rio Tinto
From Direct Employment to Employability
Dec 2012
Feb 2013

From Direct Employment to Employability