Oyu Tolgoi Environmental department team contains Mongolia’s leading specialists

-45 of 46 the employees in the Environmental department are Mongolians -

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ( - The Environmental department of Oyu Tolgoi LLC contains 46 staff, 45 of whom are relatively young, highly educated and skilled Mongolians. 36 are based on the Oyu Tolgoi mine site in Southern Gobi while nine excluding the Department Manager, operate in the corporate headquarters in Ulaanbaatar.

The Environmental department has a number of highly qualified specialists and is often referred to as the number one environmental department in Mongolia for its highly competent team. Its surveys and assessments have been conducted in partnership with related professional institutions operating in the environment sector. The team is expanding its scope for improving the corporate identity, furthering Mongolia’s reputation to be known on the global level.

Cameron McRae, President and CEO of Oyu Tolgoi LLC, says, “The current composition of Environmental team is a clear examples of Oyu Tolgoi’s commitment to employ Mongolians in order to  achieve a Mongolian workforse greater than 90 per cent during the operational. In addition, I am very much delighted by the increasing number of Mongolian working in senior management positions.”

The Environment department is divided into seven sub-teams, each tasked with different aspects of environmental performance including compliance with legislations, management systems, water, monitoring and land, training, chemicals, waste and biodiversity research. This showcases how Oyu Tolgoi’s operation complies with international benchmark standards and how detailed baseline and impact assessments are conducted in order to care for the environment.

In 2003 the Oyu Tolgoi Environmental team commenced comprehensive and integrated environmental impact assessments and baseline surveys, which are frequently revised and updated grounded on project scope and preliminary feasibility findings. To date, the team haves developed an additional 23 baseline surveys, impact assessment reports and other related reports, which are fully reflected in the corporate environment performance.

About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (

Oyu Tolgoi LLC is Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company and is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia (34 per cent stake), Ivanhoe Mines (66 per cent) and Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto is the major shareholder in Ivanhoe Mines and the manager of Oyu Tolgoi. In addition to dividends from its 34 per cent stake in Oyu Tolgoi, the Government of Mongolia will receive taxes and royalties.

Oyu Tolgoi, located in the Gobi desert in southern Mongolia, will be one of the largest and highest-grade copper and gold mines in the world. It is the largest project ever developed in Mongolia, requiring a capital investment for Phase one of more than US$6 billion.

Oyu Tolgoi is committed to contributing to a sustainable future for Mongolia. At least 9 out of 10 employees will be Mongolian once the mine is in production and Oyu Tolgoi is investing US$58 million dollars (78 billion MNT) in training and education and an additional US$27 million dollars (36 billion MNT) in the Workforce Employment Project designed to help address the general skills shortage in Mongolia

Oyu Tolgoi's key priorities are the health and safety of employees, best-practice environmental management, contributing to sustainable communities and always doing business with integrity, for the benefit of all the project's shareholders and the people of Mongolia.

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About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (

Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines. For Oyu Tolgoi, nothing matters more than safety. The business operates under the principle that if a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done at all.

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