Performance highlights

The following highlights summarize key performance metrics in each material issue. For full results on a consolidated and segmented basis, see the 2013 Data Tables.

(Favourable Favourable   Unfavourable Unfavourable   Neutral Neutral   [A] Independently assured)

Kinross’ Guiding PrincipleMetrics20122013 2012-2013 Performance
We put people first and our number one priority is the safety of every employee.
  • Zero Fatalities (Number)
2 0 Favourable
  • Kinross achieved lowest TRIFR in our industry peer group in 2012-2013
  • Reduced Total Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR)
0.57 0.43 [A] Favourable
We maintain the highest standards of corporate governance, ethics and honesty in all of our dealings, and operate in compliance with the law wherever we work.
  • All management receive anti-corruption training on annual basis
100% 100% Favourable
  • Substantiated cases of corruption (number)
0 0 Favourable
We promote an ongoing dialogue and engagement with stakeholders in the communities where we operate, maintained in a spirit of transparency and good faith.
  • Stakeholders engaged, per day per operation
20 28.8 Favourable
  • Grievance investigations (number) (Resolved within target time frame)
We exercise utmost vigilance in protecting the environment and seek ways to minimize our environmental footprint wherever we operate. We will always meet, and where possible exceed, regulatory requirements in our environmental performance.
  • Water intensity rate
    (L/tonne of ore processed)
327 356 [A] Unfavourable
  • Aggregate water intensity increased due to increased area/rate of heap leaching at Fort Knox and Round Mountain, although we improved performance and lowered water consumption at all sites in water-scarce regions
  • Global energy efficiency program established
  • Increase in non-mineral waste related primarily to one-time cleanup of contractor laydown areas at Maricunga
  • Energy intensity rate (MJ/tonne of ore processed)
114 116 [A] Neutral
  • GHG intensity rate (kg CO2e/tonne of ore processed)
8.6 8.9 [A] Unfavourable
  • Non-mineral waste intensity (kg/tonne of ore processed)
0.16 0.22 [A] Unfavourable
  • Waste recycling rate
53% 36% [A]
We consider all aspects of an operation or new project – including social, environmental, and post-closure issues – in making our investment decisions.
  • Tasiast Feasibility Study
  • FDN Discontinuation
  • La Coipa Suspension
n/a n/a Favourable
We conduct all of our activities in accordance with accepted standards in the protection and promotion of human rights. We respect the cultural and historical perspectives and rights of those affected by our operations, in particular indigenous peoples.
  • Human rights allegations (number)
0 0 Favourable
  • Security workforce covered by Human Rights Adherence and Verification Program training
81% 81% Favourable
We provide a rewarding and meaningful livelihood to our employees and strive to be an employer of choice.
  • Turnover – involuntary
  • Turnover – voluntary





  • Workforce from host country
96.5% 97.2% Favourable
We seek to maximize employment, business and economic opportunities for local communities from our existing operations and new projects.
  • Host country procurement, % of total spend
66% 74% Favourable
We provide lasting benefits to the communities where we work by supporting sustainable initiatives to develop their social, economic, and institutional fabric. We recognize that every community is unique and we work with our community partners to ensure that our support matches their priorities. 22 26 Favourable
  • Community cash contributions (millions, and as % of EBITDA excluding impairment)
We maintain an active engagement and dialogue with our global industry peers, associations, governments, and civil society on CSR best practices and evolving global standards.
  • UN Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • World Gold Council (WGC)
  • Devonshire Initiative
  • International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP)
n/a n/a Favourable
  • Participated in steering committee to develop conflict-free gold standards for the WGC
  • Participated in development of first-ever WGC value distribution report
  • Issued our first Conflict-Free Gold Report for 2013
  • Named as CDP Climate Disclosure Leader (2013)