KITIMAT, BC, 2 Dec 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto Alcan is proud to donate more than $250,000 over the next three years to the Breakfast Club of Canada in North Western British Columbia. Rio Tinto Alcan's partnerships with the Breakfast Club of Canada will provide healthy breakfast to more than 800 children in 12 schools in 7 different communities.
"This initiative is aligned with Rio Tinto Alcan's core values. It helps to improve the quality of life and health of children in the communities in which we operateʺ says Gaby Poirier, General Manager, British Columbia Operations, Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal. ʺA healthy breakfast is very important and is something many of us take for granted. It gives greater attention span, helps improve learning and school attendance, increases self-esteem and academic outcomes."
We are proud that this sponsorship will offer those students who need it a nourishing and healthy breakfast to start their days."
Rio Tinto Alcan's core values are to support youth, health and education programs in communities where we operate. This Rio Tinto Alcan Canada Fund sponsorship will directly benefit local communities and families within our BC operational footprint.
About the Rio Tinto Alcan Canada Fund
The Rio Tinto Alcan Canada Fund is committed to providing support for community-building initiatives which integrate economic and social considerations, and which meet the needs of the present while safeguarding our legacy for future generations. We are looking for projects that demonstrate innovation, collaboration, new learning, and inclusion. We want to fund ideas that have the potential for measurable progress toward local sustainability.
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, 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. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt) 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.
SOURCE: RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN
For further information: For further information, please contact: Rio Tinto Alcan Media Relations: Claudine Gagnon, 1 (514) 848-8151, [email protected], Website: www.riotintoalcan.com