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Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Kinross recognizes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by the United Nations as important societal goals.

To learn more about Kinross' commitment to the SDGs and development, read our most recent Sustainability report here.

See a summary of how we are advancing our sustainable development goals.

Good Health and Well-Being

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Good Health and Well-Being

  • We prioritize the health and overall well-being of our employees and their families through our company-wide focus on safety, healthcare benefits, and a range of well-being programs.
  • Providing support for community health programs and facilities is a priority across all our sites.

Quality Education

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Quality Education

  • Our workforce training and other career development programs provide for personal and professional growth and learning.
  • We work with local authorities to improve the quality of education through better infrastructure, teaching, extracurricular programs, plus apprentice programs for youth.

Gender Equality

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Gender Equality

  • We promote inclusion in the workforce, providing an opportunity for women to realize their career goals and contributing to equality.
  • We work with women’s groups in local communities, supporting programs that contribute to improved control over personal health and entrepreneurial empowerment.

Clean Water and Sanitation

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Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Our water strategy helps ensure that we understand the value of this shared resource and engage with the local community to understand their needs.
  • We conduct detailed studies and water balance modelling to avoid negatively impacting the ecological flow within local watersheds.
  • We provide modern sanitation facilities at our mine sites and ensure that any discharged water is treated to meet or exceed required standards before returning it to the environment.
  • We contribute to local communities through construction of sanitation infrastructure, hygiene training, and potable water systems and supply.

Affordable and Clean Energy

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Affordable and Clean Energy

  • In various countries where we operate, we support local communities to gain access to renewable, affordable sources of energy.
  • We connect with local stakeholders through engagement and surveys and are able to show that improved energy access is delivering real value to local communities living near our mines.
  • We continue to identify opportunities to improve community well-being by improving access to new and alternative energy sources.

Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • Our policies incorporate principles of inclusiveness, non-discrimination, and meaningful wages.
  • Local hiring and local procurement generates direct economic growth and decent work, which induce further economic opportunities in host communities.
  • We engage with local authorities to understand their community development plans and contribute to progress on their goals.

Responsible Consumption and Production

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Responsible Consumption and Production

  • Through our Corporate Responsibility Management System and environmental impact studies, we identify and put in place actions to ensure operational eco-efficiency and to reduce and recycle waste, including correct treatment and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • We work with local authorities in host communities to promote organized waste allocation and management.

Climate Action

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Climate Action

  • We continuously work to improve our energy efficiency and diversify our energy sources.
  • Our five-year average of GHG emissions ranks at the lowest end of the industry.
  • Acquired two hydroelectric plants in Brazil to increase renewable energy use.
  • Completed an independent evaluation of disclosure and performance on climate change, benchmarking against the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Life on Land

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Life on Land

  • As part of the environmental assessment for our projects, we study potential impacts to ecosystem services and biodiversity, and develop management plans as appropriate.
  • We consider active reclamation as a core activity and take actions to ensure sustainable use of lands after mine closure.
  • During life of mine, we organize and adapt mine infrastructure to protect wildlife. We look for opportunities to return mined lands and water rights to protected status.

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

  • We have a zero tolerance policy for corruption and bribery, and are transparent in reporting our tax strategies and payments to governments.
  • We conduct due diligence to ensure we do not contribute to abuses of human rights.
  • The long-term contribution of our mining operations and revenue streams to governments, suppliers, and employees contribute to economic and social stability.
  • We participate in constructive, open dialogue that leads to stronger local institutions and, with time, transformation in relations.
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