Adoption of international and national best practices and relevant standards, development of manuals, and organization of trainings for all stakeholders
Organizing qualification, capacity building and certification courses in sustainable development, mining, economics and social responsibility strategies
Conducting research and analysis on sustainable development and the impact of the mining sector and other issues, developing recommendations, and conducting advocacy activities based on the results of the research
Тогтвортой хөгжил, компанийн нийгмийн хариуцлага, орон нутгийн харилцаа, олон нийтийн харилцааны стратеги боловсруулах, хэрэгжүүлэхэд зөвлөх үйлчилгээ үзүүлэх
Тогтвортой хөгжил, компанийн нийгмийн хариуцлага, орон нутгийн харилцаа, олон нийтийн харилцааны стратеги боловсруулах, хэрэгжүүлэхэд зөвлөх үйлчилгээ үзүүлэх

Council for Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility

The Council for Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility (CSS Mongolia) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that serves the society established in 2015 by the initiative of specialists of Mongolian leading mining companies, sustainable development, environment, community relations, social responsibility and public relations and with the aim of introducing and advancing best international and local practices in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility into the country’s mining sector.

Our ongoing projects


•As part of the "Environmental Governance Program" implemented by the United Nations Development Program with the support of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the CSS carried out a gender assessment of the employment and workplace criteria in the mining sector. •National Journalist Empowerment Program was implemented with the funding from Oyu Tolgoi LLC in 2020-2022. Under the programme, journalists had 4 phases of the trainings/study tours. Between June 14-24, 202 travelled the 6

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CSS has worked with the GIZ-funded “Cooperative Technical and Vocational Education and Training” (cTVET) project on the capturing success stories of TVET graduates in Polytechnical college in Umnugobi province. The CSS has developed content on the vocational education value, advantage and impact based on existing cases and data from the graduates and delivered on the project’s objective to raise awareness of the needs and values of vocational education through promotion and communication.CSS

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By the commission of the project “New Tech, New Deal” implemented by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), Intergovernmental Forum on mining, metals and sustainable development (IGF), Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Shared mining value, Canadian Engineers without Borders, the CSS conducted a study on technological trends and impact in Mongolian mining sector and presented at the international community. The consolidated report on the new mining

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CSS partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC) funded "Disclosure To Development (D2D) Mongolia" program on: •Detailed analysis on the data related to mining revenues and how they are distributed to local areas, what they are spent on based on the example of Ummugobi province•Based on the analysis, developed a comic book on “How do you as a resident benefit from mining sector?”•Design and execution of capacity building training for national and subnational journalists on mining

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Organized tailor-made and comprehensive Sustainable Development and CSR training courses for the management and officers of mining companies and broader stakeholder

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Organized the “Introduction of Community Development Agreement and Mining Legislation” training for mining companies and local stakeholders in Ulaanbaatar, Selenge, Uvurkhangai, Bayankhongor and Uvs aimags with Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry;

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Regularly organized and hosted roundtable meetings for CSR, community relations and sustainable development specialists of Mongolian mining companies;

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Why CSS?

The advantages of working with us and the skills and abilities of our team.

CSS is a non-profit NGO serving the society, founded by the sustainable development and social responsibility experts of leading Mongolian mining companies.
CSS conducts researches and organizes training in order to provide society with a balanced understanding of the current and prospective development of the mining industry, and contribute to the improvement of public mining education.
We strive to become a leading research center in defining and advancing sustainable development concept and corporate social responsibility standards in Mongolia through promoting effective dialogue and cooperation between stakeholders.
Board of Directors
Our Board consists of experts, consultants, research experts, experts in sustainable development, social responsibility, and public relations with experience working in international organizations and large mining companies.

Executive Team
The Executive Team includes research analysts, experienced journalists specializing in mining and economics, communication specialists, web designers and content developers. CSS also cooperates with research institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
It has a rich archive of the last 8 years of information research related to the development and implementation of policies in the field of geology and mining.
CSS has extensive experience in organizing conferences and meetings in cooperation with government organizations on legal reform of the sector, foreign and domestic investment, competitiveness, and large-scale projects.
CSS actively participates in international and national events in the fields of research, data, investment, mining and supply, and acts as an effective bridge between interested parties.
We regularly work with professional institutions to carry out mining-related researches. CSS has successfully implemented many research projects commissioned by international development organizations.
CSS has regular and fruitful cooperation with the media industry in Mongolia. We regularly organize meetings, breakfast events, roundtable meetings, and capacity building trainings for journalists and media representatives.


“Women and the Mine of the Future Global Report"

The "Women and the Mine of the Future" baseline gender study was conducted in 12 countries and evaluated how the mining industry's development trends and supply chains affect women in the industry. This study, with the results published as a global report was carried out by the

“Making Minerals Valuable” project: A roundtable discussion is organized

AMEP 2, which has the vision to improve the investment environment for the extractives sector in Mongolia, in collaboration with the MMHI is currently implementing the “Making Minerals Valuable” project to contribute to improving company-community relations, manage local

"Women and the Mine of the Future"

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) opened its 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the theme of “Critical Minerals and the Energy Transition” on Tuesday in Geneva. The IGF Secretariat presented preliminary findings of a