Rio Tinto links up with K2fly for five years

Rio Tinto's Paraburdoo iron operations in Western Australia. Image: Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto has signed a five-year contract with K2fly with the software company to supply its ground disturbance solution across the miner’s Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia.

Through its platform-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud solutions, K2fly has established a reputation for being a reliable provider of ‘net positive impact’ solutions in environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance and technical assurance, allowing mining and other asset-intensive industries to continue operating above board.

K2fly’s ground disturbance solution will assist Rio Tinto to meet its ESG goals.

“We are delighted to continue to expand our relationship with Rio Tinto into ground disturbance,” K2fly chief executive officer Nic Pollock said of the new contract.

“Effective ground disturbance systems are the glue for operations that want to ensure technical assurance around land management, maintain license to operate and ensure high ESG standards. We are pleased to be working closely with Rio Tinto across a number of key ESG solutions globally.”

K2fly’s ground disturbance solution has proven an important resource in the process of applying, approving, tracking, reporting and submitting closures of permits and rehabilitation commitments in regard to ground disturbance activities.

The software adds to Rio Tinto’s expanding portfolio of K2fly services.

The major miner implements five of K2fly’s nine existing solutions, including resource inventory and reconciliation, dams and tailings, community and heritage, and mine geology data management.

The five-year contract has a total value of $3.44 million.

K2fly has now secured contracts with the likes of Fortescue Metals Group, Newmont, Glencore, AngloGold, BHP, Alcoa, Evolution Mining and Roy Hill.

In September, Newmont renewed its ties with K2fly for an additional five years.

The company has formed an important part of the mining industry’s push to better tailings management, which saw the sector form its Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) in August 2020.

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