Reporting watchdog lacks bite in Rio Tinto case, say campaigners

The Financial Reporting Review Panel’s investigation into reporting failures at Rio Tinto shows that the watchdog is too secretive and relies on the consent of companies under investigation, says campaign group Client Earth

Rio Tinto mine (credit: Rob Huibers / Panos)Campaigners have criticised the corporate reporting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP), for its investigation of failures by Rio Tinto to fully disclose information about its environmental impacts. They also raise concerns that the government is preparing to weaken reporting requirements.

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