07 March 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CIM and Rio Tinto Announce Strategic Partnership
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is pleased to announce a new 3-year partnership with Rio Tinto, a leading global mining company. The partnership will strengthen technical capabilities and foster a robust, connected and engaged community of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals and materials industries.
CIM has a long history of supporting the professional development of its members and partners, with a focus on creating, curating and delivering relevant, leading-edge knowledge. Through this partnership, CIM and Rio Tinto will work together to expand awareness of the essential contribution mining makes to society and achieve organizational and operational excellence.
Rio Tinto recognizes CIM’s important role in facilitating thought leadership and serving as an incubator for innovation and advancement in ESG practices and clean technologies that are instrumental in increasing energy efficiency. In fact, the 2023 CIM Convention and Expo – for which Rio Tinto is an Official Convention Sponsor – will be a unique platform for discussions on how to build trust and efficient processes to decarbonize the industry.
“We are thrilled to partner with CIM for the next three years," said Nigel Steward, Rio Tinto Chief Scientist. "Rio Tinto benefits from one of the largest technology and R&D ecosystems in the industry, with more than 500 employees dedicated to R&D and a strong network of partners. We know that professional associations can play a critical role in supporting our objective of finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs. CIM's reputation for fostering a connected and engaged community aligns well with our own values of care, courage and curiosity, and we look forward to working together to achieve our common goals."
This partnership between CIM and Rio Tinto is a mutually beneficial opportunity that will enhance the technical capabilities of Rio Tinto's professionals while providing opportunities for professional development and networking. CIM members will have access to the expertise and resources of a leading global mining company, and Rio Tinto will benefit from CIM's leadership in professional and industry development. Together, CIM and Rio Tinto will work towards the common goal of supporting the growth and success of the mining industry in Canada.
CIM CEO Angela Hamlyn added: "We are excited to partner with Rio Tinto, a global leader in the mining industry. This partnership will allow us to expand our reach and impact, and provide valuable opportunities for our members to learn from and collaborate with our corporate partners. Together, we will work to support the professional development and success of our members and the continued growth of the mining industry in Canada."
The partnership begins January 2023 and will run for three years. CIM is excited to be able to offer corporations partnership status as a way to advance industry standards, encourage innovation and address common challenges. Both organizations look forward to the opportunities and benefits this partnership will bring to employees, members and the mining industry in Canada.
CIM corporate partnerships are customizable. They provide improved opportunities for companies and their employees to connect locally, nationally and globally on industry challenges, innovation and community outreach.
Corporate partners can do more within the industry by accelerating knowledge-sharing and professional development, by forging leading practices across the industry, and by helping to develop a skilled and diverse workforce.
CIM provides corporate partners more sponsorship opportunities at prominent CIM events and through our regular communication channels that reach nearly 100,000 industry professionals every week. Corporate partners enjoy added CIM National and CIM Branch memberships for their employees, which facilitate industry engagement, participation and leadership, especially through CIM Societies and the important work they do.
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is Canada’s leading professional association for the minerals industry with over 10,000 members across Canada and globally. CIM is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge as well as the promotion of networking, innovation and sustainable practices for the mining industry.