Strong safety performance continues; Record production; New community projects underway
Oyu Tolgoi LLC today released the latest edition of its Performance Scorecard, designed to provide regular updates on key parameters around the operation including safety, environmental performance, local employment, supplier spend and taxes paid, as well as broader investments in social and educational projects.
Oyu Tolgoi President and CEO Andrew Woodley said “The latest edition of the Oyu Tolgoi Scorecard comes on the back of a very strong quarter in terms of safety, production performance, and other key indicators – all of which underscores our position as a rapidly maturing, world-class Mongolian business.”
In the second quarter of 2015, Oyu Tolgoi maintained its focus on safety and saw no major incidents, making it one of the best safety performers across Rio Tinto. The operation continued its strong environmental performance, consuming an average 0.43 cubic metres of water per-tonne of ore process – significantly lower than comparable operations worldwide, which consume an average of 1.2 cubic metres per-tonne – and recycling 85.7 water per cent of water over the period.
So far this year, the company has paid US$155 million in taxes, fees and other payments, and spent nearly US$150 million on national procurement, of which US$30 million was in the South Gobi. The company invested approximately US$1.5 million in training and education programmes, and US$1.2 million in various sustainable development projects in the South Gobi, over the same period.The latest edition of the Oyu Tolgoi Scorecard can be seen here.
About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (www.ot.mn)
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.