Discover your global Rio Tinto... in London contest!

Atlantic Operations, Aluminium Group


The Discover Your Global Rio Tinto… in London contest (the ” Contest “) is funded and promoted by Rio Tinto, Atlantic Operations, Aluminium Group (” Rio Tinto “).

The Contest will be held in three stages during which 180 semi-finalists, 90 finalists and nine (9) winners will be selected by random draw. The first stage starts on April 11, 2023 at 09:00:01 (UTC-04:00 – Montreal time) and ends on April 30 at 23:59:59 (UTC-04:00). The second stage starts on May 2 at 09:00:01 (UTC-04:00) and ends on May 15 at 23:59:59 (UTC-04:00). The third stage starts on May 18 at 09:00:01 (UTC-04:00) and ends on June1 at 23:59:59 (UTC-04:00).


This competition is open only to permanent Rio Tinto employees who are employed in the Aluminium Group, Atlantic Operations, or in a function that directly and primarily serves that business unit. Eligible employees:

  • Must have a minimum of one year of seniority at the time of the business trip (April 2024).
  • Must be “active” in employment at the time of the Competition and the work trip – i.e., not retired, on long-term absence or on parental leave.
  • Must be able to fly and travel to another country.

The persons in charge of the organization of the Contest are not eligible to participate.

By accepting the award, you agree to:

  • Act as an ambassador for Rio Tinto in your region during a business trip:
    • Comply with UK laws and regulations and represent the company with dignity and loyalty at all times.
    • Participate in activities organized by Rio Tinto on site.
    • Give visibility to your experience by participating in testimonial interviews before, during and after the trip, both for the benefit of our colleagues and the community.
    • Agree to be filmed and photographed before, during and after the trip and to have these images used internally and externally.
  • Ensure that you hold a passport valid for a minimum of eight (8) months as of April 2024 (expiry date no earlier than December 2024). The same goes for the person accompanying you.
  • Follow applicable health regulations at the time of travel, including your government’s and the United Kingdom’s recommendations for vaccination against COVID-19.

During the Contest Period, visit https://150riotinto.com/ to enter. For all three stages of the Contest, you must enter your full name, employee number, country of work, email address, and the full name of your manager on the registration form. You must confirm that you have read the prize information and conditions of this Contest, agree to abide by the Contest rules and, if declared a winner, agree to act as an ambassador for Rio Tinto before, during and after the business trip. Your name, image and testimonials may be publicly displayed on various platforms and media in connection with your participation in the Contest and the winning business trip. In addition:

Contest Step 1: You must answer 10 multiple choice questions about Rio Tinto. To be eligible for the draw, you don’t need to have all the right answers; it’s the participation that counts.

Step 2 of the Contest If you are one of the 180 semi-finalists, you must answer the following question in a few words or sentences: “Our three corporate values are caring, courage and curiosity. In what ways do you embody one of our values in your work?” Clarification: this is not an essay contest, but rather a participation contest.

Stage 3 of the Competition If you are one of the 90 finalists, you must answer the following question in a few words or sentences: “Our new corporate mission is: ‘Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs. How does our mission challenge you in your daily life for the future of aluminum?” Clarification: this is not an essay contest, but rather a participation contest.

For steps 2 and 3, a person in charge of the organization will contact you by email as a reminder. In addition, you must agree that your response may be publicly released, in whole or in part, anonymously.

For an entry form to be valid, it must be submitted during the Contest Period. Limit one entry per person, per stage of the Contest. No purchase of product or service is required to participate.


There are nine (9) prizes worth approximately $12,000 CDN each to be won. These are distributed as follows:

  • Canada – Quebec (excluding CRDA): 5 winners
  • Canada – British Columbia and Alberta: 2 winners
  • France – ATS (including CRDA): 1 winner
  • Iceland – ISAL : 1 winner

Each prize includes a seven (7) day business trip to London including travel, in the spring of 2024, with the option of being accompanied. This is an all-expenses paid trip, with the exception of extra luggage fees, as well as purchases and activities during free periods, which will be at the employees’ expense. The prize must be accepted as awarded; it is non-transferable, non-cashable, and no substitution is possible. Winners will be compensated according to their normal working hours.

Accompanying persons are the winner’s choice, but must be 18 years of age or older. They must have a valid passport and be able to fly and travel to another country. Under the tax rules for each winner, the amount representing the cost of the trip enjoyed by the accompanying person will be considered a taxable benefit and will therefore be added to the winning employee’s income for the year. This represents a taxable benefit of approximately C$4500. The value of the business trip for the winning employees is not a taxable benefit.

Prize winners will be selected in random draws (one draw for each of the three stages) held in-house in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec, Canada) by the people in charge of organizing the Contest, under the minimum supervision of an administrative resource and a member of management. Prints will be filmed for reference and provided upon request by writing an email to RioTintoCommunicationsSaguenay@riotinto.com. The draw for the first stage will take place on May1 at 13:00 (UTC-04:00). The one for the second stage will take place on May 17 at 13:00 (UTC-04:00). The one for the third stage will take place on June 5 at 13:00 (UTC-04:00).*

Winners will be contacted by a Rio Tinto resource in person during business hours or by email, before June 22, 2023. If a winner cannot be reached between June 6 and June 18, his/her entry will be void and another eligible entrant will be selected.

If the selected entrant does not comply with all of the terms, conditions and commitments of the Contest, his/her entry may be void, at Rio Tinto’s sole discretion, and Rio Tinto shall have the right to select another eligible entrant from the remaining valid entries. Rio Tinto is not responsible if the potential winner is not contacted, whether or not due to human error. After being declared a winner, the selected person will receive instructions on how to proceed.

The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Based on the number of prizes offered, semi-finalists will have a 1 in 20 chance of winning, and finalists will have a 1 in 10 chance.

The names of the semi-finalists, finalists and winners will be shared via internal emails to all relevant employees and our internal social networks.


By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by these rules and the decisions of Rio Tinto, which are final and binding. Participants grant Rio Tinto the right to use their responses anonymously, as well as their name and photo if applicable, in any internal or external broadcasts implemented by Rio Tinto. All entries become the property of Rio Tinto, which assumes no responsibility for late or incorrect entries. Rio Tinto reserves the right to cancel the Contest at any time or to modify the terms and conditions of the Contest.

Before being declared a winner, selected entrants must sign a release form releasing Rio Tinto from any liability arising from the award and allowing Rio Tinto to use their image and testimonials.

Rio Tinto is not responsible for any event that may cause the Contest to be temporarily or permanently suspended, including, without limitation, any problems with the website or electronic network, computer problems or other technical or human errors of any kind that make it impossible to continue the Contest or for entries not received for any reason.

Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. In the event of such an attempt, Rio Tinto reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Rio Tinto reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual, and void any entry submitted by such individual, if, in its sole opinion, such individual has tampered with the registration or entry process or any other aspect of the Contest, has engaged in any conduct or act that is detrimental to the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, or has violated any of the Contest rules.

*Modification as of May 10: Due to a specific Rio Tinto vacation in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, the draw scheduled for June 5 will be moved to June 2. This change has no impact on employee participation or the release of finalists.