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:
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.
meetings held since 2013
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.
site visits organized between 2018 and 2019 for more than 200 people
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.
The Badrakh Energy and Cogegobi companies in Mongolia have taken action on a voluntary basis to improve the livelihood of the local communities neighboring the areas of the activity, right from the start.
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.
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 Mines Societal Committee, set up by Orano’s Mining Business Unit, assesses and confirms the conformity of the projects with the priorities.
students benefitting from scholarship program since 2010 for the best students of Ulaanbadrakh sum and Zuunbayan bagh
scholarships for high grade studies
of meat per year since 2014
wooden sample boxes
Veterinary project (2014-2016):
wells per year (more than 60 wells have benifitted from the program)
families benefiting from livestock reconstitution project in Ulaanbadrakh sum and Zuumbayan bagh since 2007
With support from the AREVA Corporate Foundation and the Badrakh Energy staff in Mongolia, the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) association launched the deployment of its three-year program in Dornogobi aimag in February 2016.
The program aims to lead 100 families sustainably out of extreme poverty and enable them to achieve social and economic independence.
The families are supported with training on the issues of nutrition, health, lodging and education and are provided with seed money in addition to theoretical knowledge and practical advice to start income-generating activities.
At the end of the program, the families should be able to sustain themselves financially and this should lead to further positive impacts on their community and the country (sense of dignity, building self-esteem, etc.). A total of 600 people from the Dornogobi airmag have benefited from this program.
In the end of 2018, Orano Mining decided to continue supporting the FXB project for three more years.
Dornogobi Province citizens are receiving free laparoscopy, or key-hole, surgery.
In September 2013, Badrakh Energy bought and provided surgical equipment to the Sainshand hospital. Key-hole surgery, which costs 2 million MNT in Ulaanbaatar and 350,000 MNT in the countryside, is now being carried out for free in Sainshand hospital.
A total of 600 people have benefited from this surgery, roughly 100 operations per year. The apparatus also enables the diagnosis of illnesses, as well as being used for surgical operations.
Two doctors and a nurse from the hospital were sent to Lyon, France, with all expenses paid to get experience with working with the equipment.