We work with our community partners in a spirit of transparency and good faith to support the social, economic, and institutional fabric of each community where we operate.
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When it comes to our communities, everything begins with direct interaction with our stakeholders.
We actively reach out to understand the views and concerns of stakeholders while being transparent about our operations and our performance. We use a variety of approaches:
In addition, community grievance mechanisms are in place at all of our operations.
Our operations create economic wealth in our host countries through job creation, procurement and tax payments, creating a benefit footprint which in turn generates opportunities in host communities. We tailor our local hiring, local procurement, and community investment activities to enhance our benefit footprint, and we engage with local government and civic institutions to seek ways to translate those benefits into long-term improvements that last after the mine closes. We seek specific, measurable improvements in well-being experienced by the community particularly in the areas of education, health care, small business and livelihoods development.
Overall, more than 73% of the value we generate through metals sales is spent in host countries through taxes, wages, and procurement. See our CR report for a full breakdown, by country, of the benefit footprint.
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Our aim is to develop and operate projects in a manner that respects and strengthens indigenous communities and brings positive long-term contributions to their quality of life. We believe that, when undertaken with appropriate safeguards, spirit of cooperation and in consultation, mining is a strong source of positive benefits for host communities.
Kinross recognizes the unique considerations of indigenous peoples, including:
Consistent with the rights of indigenous peoples in the countries where we operate, we undertake a number of actions to ensure our operations respect indigenous communities and contribute to their quality of life.