Rio Tinto Kennecott named Corporate Social Responsibility Award honoree

Ragan’s PR Daily honored Kennecott Utah Copper as a finalist in two categories in the inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. PR Daily awarded our 2011 Sustainable Development Report with two honorable mentions, in the Best Report and Best Sustainability categories.

Our annual Sustainable Development Report highlights how our current actions and future plans contribute to this commitment. The report also offers readers an opportunity to provide feedback on our efforts. The report is available online at

We are proud of the work we do at Kennecott. Mining copper is vital to our way of life. The 2011 Sustainable Development Report helped us effectively communicate with the public, community groups and key stakeholders about the social, environmental and economic work we do. Most importantly, public support is important to our continued mining work and our social license to operate.

The awards program recognizes companies and organizations, including nonprofits and government agencies, for their efforts and programs that support social responsibility. Categories range from best cause branding to best employee relations and best stakeholder engagement.