Monday, August 24, 2020

"Mining giant Rio Tinto has cut the bonuses of three executives over the destruction of two ancient caves in Australia"

BBC:

The caves showed evidence of continuous human habitation dating back 46,000 years.

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The company, whose shares are listed in both London and Sydney, said it would provide more details on the bonus cuts in its 2020 remuneration report.

All three will remain in their roles.

"It is clear that no single individual or error was responsible for the destruction of the Juukan rockshelters," said Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson.

"But there were numerous missed opportunities over almost a decade and the company failed to uphold one of Rio Tinto's core values - respect for local communities and for their heritage."