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Our Participatory Environmental Monitoring programme seeks the active participation of members of the local community in monitoring a range of key environmental indicators. Find out more about our Participatory Environmental Monitoring programme.

We also purchase local plant seeds for land rehabilitation from local communities as a part of our approach to maximising community participation in our environmental activities. Find out more about our approach to land management and rehabilitation.

The International Association for Impact Assessment states that a Health impact assessment is "a combination of procedures, methods and tools that systematically judges the potential, sometimes unintended, effects of a policy, plan, program or project on the health of a population, including the distribution of those effects within the population, and identifies appropriate actions to manage those effects."

The Health impact assessment aims to predict and manage changes in the wider causes of any negative health and health outcomes attributable to a project.

Find out more about our Health Impact Assessment under the Community Health Safety and Security programme.

Heritage includes tangible objects and structures as well as intangible connections that a group of people hold in common and help to define their identity.

We recognise and respect the significance of the rich cultural heritage of our local communities that have traditional ownership of, historical connections to, and cultural traditions associated with the region in which our operations are located.

We aim to minimise, mitigate, understand and manage cultural heritage impacts through the development and implementation of a Cultural Heritage programme. The programme identifies sites of historic/ archaeological importance, material objects, artistic traditions, spiritual practices, knowledge and oral histories, strategies related to using natural resources and maintaining livelihood. The programme encompasses intangible elements of culture such as values, perspectives, and aspects of individual/ group identity.

We are committed to preserving the local culture in the face of the fast moving changes of the future. Read more about our Cultural Heritage programme.

We advertise our current job vacancies within Mongolia in 12 newspaper publications: Daily News, Today, National Post, Daily Post, People’s Right, Century News, Political review, Mongolian Truth, Morning Paper, Capital Times, Social Mirror, and Mongolian News.

Open positions are also announced on our website under Current vacancies and other Mongolian websites, including:

Members of the local community interested in employment opportunities with Oyu Tolgoi can also visit our Community Branch offices to discuss current and future employment opportunities. 

We endeavour to minimise any negative impact of our operations, whilst contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of local residents. We seek to actively engage the local community, local authorities and other community representatives, understand and address their concerns, thereby improving the economy and livelihoods of our communities. These benefits should be enjoyed by future generations long after Oyu Tolgoi closes.

We carry this out through a range of Community focused programmes, policies and projects. Read more about our approach to community relations, land and cultural resources, and local and regional development.

Members of the local communities are advised to contact their nearest Community Branch office to enquire about using the Oyu Tolgoi airport.

We want everyone who lives in Khanbogd, whether they work for Oyu Tolgoi or not, to have access to great facilities and better infrastructure. While town planning is the responsibility of the Government, we are working togetherwith Aimag and soum authorities to improve the town and are already investing in loads of facilities for the town. For example, thanks to Oyu Tolgoi, people now have power, access to a dental clinic, a new wing on the local school and better roads and training facilities. More information on what we are doing in Khanbogd can be found on the communities section of the website.

We are already improving the roads in the area. As well as improving local roads, we are building a 109 kilometres road from Oyu Tolgoi, all the way to the Chinese border. As this is such a big project, we are building the road in sections, and expect half of it to be complete by the middle of this year. There is more information in the traffic and transportation section.