Press release

Oyu Tolgoi’s Employee Achivements Celebrated

Umnugobi, Mongolia,

Oyu Tolgoi held its Employee Recognition Awards last week, honouring six employees and contractors for their commitment to the company and support for their colleagues. The awards come after Oyu Tolgoi’s Underground Project Financing was recently recognized in the Bloomberg TV Mongolia awards.

The six winners from across the business were recognised for their commitment to the company’s values: Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Accountability, as well as measures they have promoted to improve safety, cost and productivity. The winners were selected from more than 80 nominations received from their teammates, leaders and colleagues.

Award winner Unubold Batjargal said “While it’s amazing to be recognized in this way, Oyu Tolgoi is a team effort, with thousands of people pulling in the same direction. We’re proud of what we do, and it wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of us.”

Winner Erdenechimeg Radnaa added “I’ve been with Oyu Tolgoi for four years and this is an incredibly proud moment. As a company, we’ve grown from nothing into a great team of people running a safe and effective operation. I’d like to dedicate the award to my teammates who are so committed to the success of this project and contributing to the nation’s prosperity.”

Congratulating the award winners at a ceremony at Oyu Tolgoi site, Andrew Woodley said: “Every day, across our workforce, I see an inspiring level of commitment, strong values and amazing initiative and creativity. I have lived in many countries around the world, and, without doubt, the people at Oyu Tolgoi are among the best I have had the honour of working with. Our nominees and winners represent the best in global mining.”

At Oyu Tolgoi’s previous employee recognition ceremony in September, two winning projects went on to be selected for top prizes in Rio Tinto’s global Copper and Coal employee awards.

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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