Human rights

Kinross’ commitment to human rights is implemented through the following framework:

  • Our commitment to the UN Global Compact;
  • Our commitment to support and respect the protection of human rights in the workplace and the community, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • Our commitment to implement the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights;
  • Kinross Code of Business Conduct and Ethics;
  • Our internal practices and procedures, such as our EHS and labour policies, community relations practices, and our project permitting/consultation practices.

In 2012 and 2013, we strengthened our policies relative to human rights in the following ways:

  • Implemented Supplier Standards of Conduct in our supply chain;
  • Delivered education and training to strengthen employee understanding and awareness of applicable anti-corruption laws in all regions;
  • Expanded the Code of Conduct and Business Ethics prohibition of any kind of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, at Company-related events, or through electronic media;
  • Incorporated human rights assessments into the Kinross Way for Permitting;
  • Developed environmental strategies that recognize the human rights implications of our management systems.