Badrakh Energy LLC is strongly committed to local communities and their development.
It defines sustainable ways to manage its socio-economic impact by sharing mining benefits with local communities by:
- commissioning studies to better understand the socio-economic environment in which the project will integrate,
- creating jobs and training local people in industrial and other skills,
- purchasing locally produced goods and services,
- supporting the development of infrastructures benefiting local people.
BUILDING AN OPEN AND EFFECTIVE DIALOGUE
Badrakh Energy strives to build a trusting relationship with all stakeholders living in the aimags of Dornogobi, taking into account the specifics of Gobi Desert communities and in particular, the herders.
Local cooperation council
In Ulaanbadrakh sum and Zuunbayan bag, a series of dialogue exchanges between the company and representatives of local communities, called Local Cooperation Councils, were launched in 2013, on a quarterly basis.
Pedagogical visits are regularly organized for the communities based in Ulaanbadrakh sum and Zuunbayan bagh of Sainshand sum of Dornogobi aimag (Local Cooperation Councils’ members and observers), as well as herders and professors. Nuclear physics students from the National University of Mongolia are also regular visitors.
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Badrakh Energy LLC has been contributing to the socio-economic development of local communities since its establishment in Mongolia.
In 2018 Badrakh Energy entered into a Cooperation Agreement with the Ulaanbadrakh sum and the Zuunbayan bagh. A key objective of this agreement is to ensure the contribution of the company to the development of societal projects in the following domains: access to water, human health, animal health, education, culture, access to energy and economic development.This agreement has been renewed in 2021
Projects are submitted on an annual basis, through the Local Cooperation Committee representatives. The selection of projects is carried out with the participation of the local administration according to the above priorities.
The Mining Societal Committee, set up by Orano Mining, assesses and confirms the conformity of the projects with the priorities.
SUPPORTING EDUCATION: COMPANY SCHOLARSHIPS
Badrakh Energy has been continuously supporting a scholarship program since 2010 in order to train qualified personnel and support education in the region where it operates.
Since the launch of the program, a total of 140 scholarships awarded, through funding of nearly 290 million MNT.
Badrakh Energy LLC tends to have longterm and transparent relationships with its suppliers and does its best to support them to increase their standards (safety, quality, sustainability, transparency, etc.) by organizing training (external and/or internal), sharing good practices and assisting their employees in their task completion with our group experts.
Badrakh Energy LLC mostly buys from Mongolian registered entities, thus contributing to the industrial development of Mongolia.
SUPPORTING EDUCATION: KINDERGARDENS AND SCHOOLS
Badrakh Energy LLC has been making investments in the education sector as part of its social responsibility since 2006.
Mutliple projects were implemented to improve the living and learning conditions for children and students.
The project launched by the FXB association with the funding from Orano group in the rural province of Dornogobi in Mongolia aims to lift some 100 families out of extreme poverty by supporting them on the sustainable path to economic independence.
The areas of intervention are as follows:
- strengthen the economic capabilities of 1,000 vulnerable families,
- consolidate the food security of beneficiaries of the program and eradicate child malnutrition
- improve the families’ access to adequate medical care, and improve living and hygiene conditions for participants
- facilitate access to education for children and young people
- enable adults to become self-sufficient.
These objectives have been achieved in particular through the development of micro-economic projects for the 100 beneficiary families: professional training, allocation of starting capital for the start-up of microenterprises, psychological support, creation of youth clubs, establishing of relations between the families and services available locally.
SUPPORTING LOCAL HERDERS
Livestock reconstitution project
The company began this project in an effort to assist herders who had suffered substantial losses in their herd numbers during the 2006- 2007 zud, and the project moved on to further assist families living on an income below the standard of living who had an aspiration to become herders, but owned only a few herd animals.
The eligibility criteria of the livestock reconstitution project were defined in the region with the involvement of herders. The livestock for the project was bought from the herder citizens of the bagh at a market rate and transferred to the project households.
The principle of the repopulation involves introducing 25 female goats and 25 female sheep, for a total of 50 small cattle, to the herd of the participating family, and after they acquire offspring and benefits for 3 years, the family transfers the same number of young, female herd animals of reproductive age to the next herder family.
Accounting for the increase in number of families wishing to become herders, and the corresponding increase in requests to be part of this project, Badrakh Energy resolved to expand the project in 2019. Subsequently, herd animals were purchased at market value from 5 families from Zuunbayan bagh of Sainshand soum, and then delivered to 5 other families to assist in the repopulation of their herd.
The project has earned the appreciation of herders and is being implemented successfully, with 84 families from Ulaanbadrakh soum and 31 families from Zuunbayan bagh, a total of 115 herder families, having taken part in the project thus far.
The grievance management procedure launched at the end of 2020 is designed to pre-resolve problems before they lead to legal disputes. The company makes great efforts to answer well-documented requests and complaints from third parties, and to seek solutions without delay.
After recording the requests or complaints submitted to the company, the company ensures they are resolved within two months, with the participation of the relevant company departments and employees in keeping with revised regulations. The report on the resolution of requests and complaints will be presented to the Cooperation Council on a yearly basis. A summary of reporting on the processing of grievances will be drawn up at the end of 2021.
GRIEVANCES CAN BE SUBMITTED:
- by phone:94091185/99103412
- by e-mail:email@example.com
- by post: Badrakh Energy,ICC Tower, floor 8 Jamiyan Gun street 9,Khoroo 1 Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar