According to the its official web-site, Oyu Tolgoi LLC has recently received ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for the quality of its environmental and occupational health and safety management systems.
Oyu Tolgoi has been focused on implementing these since 2010 and in December 2012 were independently audited by Det Norske Veritas and then awarded certification. The two standards are interrelated and allow mining companies to demonstrate their responsible performance.
Oyu Tolgoi LLC President and CEO Cameron McRae said: “In receiving this award, Oyu Tolgoi has been recognised as meeting the very best international standards in these areas. These accomplishments are the result of the efforts of every Oyu Tolgoi employee and contractor. These systems are a significant part of our efforts to reduce risks and constantly improve the company’s performance. They allow us to carefully manage our operations in terms of safety, health and the environment. This recognition shows the growing importance of the environment and safety and every Mongolian can be Proud of this success.”
Oyu Tolgoi’s HSE management system has been developed to meet both Mongolian legislation and the high international standards of Rio Tinto.
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