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  • Rio Tinto says its chair and a board director will step down.

  • The mining giant has bowed to pressure from investors over the destruction of two Aboriginal sites in Australia.

  • There was uproar last year when the 46,000 year old do can gorge.

  • Rock shelters were destroyed in the course of mining operations.

  • Chief executive Jean Sebastian Jack eventually resigned over the affair, but campaigners were outraged by the board's handling of an investigation into the matter.

  • The probe found no single person accountable.

  • Now chair Simon Thompson and board director Michael Less Strange will both step down in the coming months.

  • Investors welcomed the move as a sign of accountability.

  • Rio Tinto last year chose Danish executive Yacoub's household as the firm's new chief executive.

  • Some Australian investors had pressed for a leader with strong experience of local indigenous issues.

Rio Tinto says its chair and a board director will step down.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/04
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