Engaging our stakeholders
Our success depends upon effective dialogue and engagement with stakeholders in the communities where we operate, in a spirit of transparency and good faith.
Stakeholder engagement is a core aspect of our SRPs.
The key elements for engagement: stakeholder identification and mapping, an engagement and consultation plan, and tools for monitoring and measuring progress; are in place at all of our sites. Each Kinross site has standing mechanisms where community and site interactions can be discussed effectively with representatives of key stakeholder groups. In addition, community grievance mechanisms are in place at all of our operations. Our engagement initiatives cover a spectrum of approaches, and vary depending on the stakeholders or issues. They include regular meetings with officials and neighbours; negotiated agreements; formal dialogue tables and stakeholder committees; community, business, government and school presentations and partnerships; targeted and public mine tours; participation in local cultural and sports events; and informal, impromptu conversations.
Across all Kinross sites, we engaged with over 84,000 stakeholders in 2013 and reviewed a total of 27 community grievances.
Stakeholder Identification Cycle
Stakeholder Identification is a continuous process that begins with well-established reference points and is further informed by the results of engagement. We promote an ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders, in a spirit of transparency and good faith.