Kennecott Charitable Foundation donates $102,000 to local charities

South Jordan, Utah (Jan. 11 ,2017) – In 2016, the Kennecott Charitable Foundation donated $102,000 to support 47 local community charities. The non-profit Foundation provides assistance to programs and entities supporting underserved populations and individuals in need along the Wasatch Front.

The Foundation touches the lives of people of all different ages and walks of life, focusing on children, veterans, disabled, homeless and senior citizens throughout the valley. Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has donated more than $3 million to local community charities and non-profit organizations.

The Foundation consists of nine trustees representing local government, education, religion and community who volunteer their time to help the Foundation positively impact local charities.

“Rio Tinto Kennecott has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting our local communities through the Charitable Foundation, which has made a measurable difference for people in need,” said Ted Himebaugh, president, Kennecott Charitable Foundation.”

 

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About Rio Tinto Kennecott

As one of the largest copper producers in the United States, Rio Tinto Kennecott comprises nearly 20 percent of U.S. copper production. Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with production at more than 19 million tons. Rio Tinto purchased Kennecott and related facilities in 1989 and has invested more than $2 billion in modernization since that time. Kennecott has also spent more than $350 million on the cleanup of historic mining waste and $100 million on groundwater cleanup. Take a closer look at riotintokennecott.com.

 

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the United Kingdom, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources.

Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and Southern Africa. www.riotinto.com.