DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:
As part of the Engaging Stakeholders for Environmental Conservation program implemented by the Asia Foundation and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, IRIM conducted the ‘Best Practice in Small and Medium Scale Mining Enterprises’ case study project in 2012.
The aim of the project was to document and disseminate information regarding best practices and examples of small and medium scale mining companies of Mongolia who are implementing effective management in the areas of environmental rehabilitation, water management and community involvement.
IRIM developed an evaluation framework comprised of specific criteria and indicators for evaluating the activities and identifying the best practices of mining companies. The framework was developed based on a comparative study of international and national practice and standards.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED:
- Developed framework criteria for identifying best practices in relation to environmental and social responsibility of small and medium sized mining companies;
- Conducted comparative analysis of international and national standards of law regarding mining activities;
- Conducted case studies at seven small and medium mining companies of Mongolia and documented and analyzed their practices; and
- Produced final report and manual for dissemination of best practices for companies undertaking similar activities and for officials enforcing and monitoring the standards.http://www.responsibleresourceuse.mn/files/pub/Guidebook%20for%20small%20and%20medium%20mining%20companies.pdf
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
The Asia Foundation and SDC