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Local Voices matter

The 2021 'Anchor' survey is now open!

Register and complete the survey today! All surveys are 100% confidential and no personal information is shared with Rio Tinto.

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Voconiq Local Voices is a unique community engagement program developed using research conducted by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO.

Rio Tinto has engaged Voconiq to conduct a three-year analysis of community attitudes to the company's operations. This gives communities neighbouring the operations an opportunity to express their views and experiences inside the company, helping to inform the company's decision-making.

Each time a survey is completed, a donation is made to local community groups of your choice. It's our way of thanking you for your time and insights and supporting those groups so that they can continue their great work in the community.

How we work with you

Local Voices will provide the communities neighbouring Rio Tinto's operations a way to express their views and experiences directly to the business, and help them engage on the issues that matter most to these communities. While Rio Tinto may not be able to solve every issue raised, it will be better informed on the things that matter most to your local community. So have your say about what’s important to you, and your community can benefit.

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Community Rewards

We support the communities we work in through the Voconiq Local Voices Community Rewards Program. This allows eligible community groups (such as schools, charities, and not-for-profit clubs and organisations) within the region of the study to nominate for donations.

Every time a survey is completed, community members can assign a donation to one or more community groups registered with Voconiq Local Voices in their area.

Your voice can help the community groups you care about!

Frequently Asked Questions

Local Voices is a specialised service offered by Voconiq which captures a full spectrum of opinion at a grassroots level around an industrial operation. It is a way for organisations to conduct a long-term regular analysis of community attitudes to the company’s operations in and around specific communities. It gives the communities neighbouring the operations a voice that is being heard by the company and is helping to inform business decision making.

A detailed 'anchor' survey (or baseline) is conducted to understand the key trust drivers in the community, followed by regular 'pulse' surveys to track changes over time. Surveys can be completed online, on mobile, pen and paper, or through brief phone interviews.

In addition, every survey can help earn money for local not-for-profit groups through the Voconiq Local Voices Community Reward Program. Every time a survey is completed, community members can assign a donation to one or more community groups registered with Voconiq.