Community and social development

At Kinross, a cornerstone of responsible mining is creating opportunities for sustainable benefits in the communities where we live and operate.

2013 COMMUNITY
INVESTMENTS PER COUNTRY
($ millions)

These opportunities are identified and managed within the framework of our SRPs. Wherever feasible, we provide supply contracts to local and regionally-based businesses and are working with our supply chain team to establish a vendor certification program to foster local procurement. Where opportunities for local employment exist, we have been able to successfully recruit the majority of our mine site operations and management teams from local talent pools. We support a broad spectrum of community initiatives and partnerships across our global operations, with a particular focus on education, health, and environment as key priorities. We also support local infrastructure development, small business capacity-building, civic organizations and non-profit organizations, and community activities and services.

KINROSS COMMUNITY FOCUS

2013 COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS BY CATEGORY
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Local Infrastructure Development

Our operations partner with government and other entities to help build schools, health-care facilities, civic gathering places, and other vital infrastructure in the communities where we operate.

Civic Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations

Kinross partners with select civic organizations to make a positive difference in the lives of local families. Our financial assistance is also critical to local aid and non-profit organizations that help the poor, homeless and other disadvantaged members of the community.

Education and Youth

Kinross provides significant support for local schools, skilled trades programs, and other training and educational initiatives. We also support a wide variety of youth and sporting events that equip local children with the opportunity to contribute, compete and learn.

Community Activities and Services

Our operations and employees play an important role in the activities that tie our communities together, such as festivals, music groups and other cultural activities. In some areas, Kinross plays a critical role in supporting such community services as volunteer fire departments, search and rescue groups, and libraries.

Health

Our operations support local health-care providers, research organizations, and services for patients living with health challenges.

Small Business Support

We leverage the economic value generated by our activities by supporting a broad spectrum of small businesses in the communities where we operate. This includes support for potential suppliers as well as capacity-building programs for local business ventures.

Regional Development and Grants

Our support for, and participation in, economic associations, planning commissions, and other initiatives that encourage growth reflect our commitment to engage with our communities on an ongoing and forward-looking basis. Some of our mines have also established foundations that enable community members to decide which community initiative to support.