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COVID-19

Kinross is closely monitoring the ongoing global pandemic and continues to implement a comprehensive COVID-19 management plan in an effort to protect the health and well-being of our employees and host communities while maintaining business continuity.  

Global Response

Kinross has taken precautionary and preventative measures and put contingency plans in place across its global operations that prioritize the health and safety of our employees, their families and our host communities.

For an overview of the Company's initial COVID-19 mitigation efforts, see our COVID-19: Global Response video here.

Kinross’ ongoing response - which is managed within the framework of preparedness protocols and contingency plans developed by its COVID-19 Task Force, with input from health authorities and the Company’s expert medical and travel advisors - have, to date, also mitigated material impacts to our portfolio. These plans, which are updated regularly, include:

  • individual site management controls and safety measures
  • quarantine procedures and on-site isolation facilities
  • adjusted rotation schedules
  • emergency medical preparedness
  • supply chain contingency plans
  • a ban on non-essential business travel
  • alternative work arrangements where possible

 

Protecting Our Workforce

The Company is following the protective measures and precautionary steps outlined by the World Health Organization, including the use of masks or face coverings. Strict practices and protocols have been put in place at our mine sites to help prevent exposure to COVID-19. These measures include:

  • implementing physical distancing measures at all sites 
  • enhanced screening process at entry point
  • limiting face-to-face interactions to the extent possible

In addition, the Company continues to promote awareness of the importance of hygienic practices, such as frequent and proper handwashing. At our administrative offices we are encouraging remote work and work from home practices. A critical part of our business continuity plan is to ensure we have the capabilities to maintain key functions while our employees work remotely.

Kinross is also supporting its workforce through external employee assistance programs, 24/7 emergency medical assistance, flexible work arrangements, and access to Human Resources specialists to ensure our employees’ needs are being met.

Transparent, frequent and timely communication to employees aims to ensure our workforce is informed and supported.

To recognize employees who are making a difference in health and safety, innovation, community support and increasing team morale during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kinross launched the “COVID-19 Champions” program in May 2020. Read more about our COVID-19 Champions on Kinross World.

Monitoring Supply Chain

Supply chain monitoring and risk mitigation have been key areas of focus for the Company. Kinross continues to work with its critical suppliers to minimize potential supply chain disruptions.

Sites and regions continue to review all key consumables and critical item supply chains in order to assess potential disruptions, and to identify mitigating actions, including alternative sources of supply. 

Kinross has implemented contingency and response plans at the global level and worked to increase stock levels of critical items above normal inventory levels where possible.

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