Rio Tinto is committed to inclusiveness and equality across all societal groups including ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples, migrants, landless people, HIV infected and all other vulnerable or marginalised groups. The practical management implications concerning inclusiveness and gender integration raised in this guide will be applicable to all these groups. Responding to the diversity of our stakeholders and integrating gender considerations into our Communities work is critical. We need to ensure that the benefits of our investments in the different countries in which we operate are accessible to the full spectrum of community. This means women and men, girls and boys must benefit, in particular, the most vulnerable. We must also ensure that decisions regarding the manner and nature of our contribution to economic, social and infrastructure developments consider the desires of all groups in the local community – recognising that there may be a large diversity of views and concerns among women and men. With its practical orientation, we hope that this guide will be a useful reference for Rio Tinto’s Communities practitioners, and for educating our businesses more broadly. It is relevant for employees at various levels – from operations through to specialist areas, such as Human Resources and Procurement, to better incorporate gender considerations into their planning and programming. As the guide is applicable for all projects and sites including exploration, mines and smelters, it will help enrich diversity across Rio Tinto.