Kinross Gold Corporation
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing over 8,000 people worldwide. Founded in 1993, Kinross has quickly grown to become one of the world's leading gold mining companies.
Kinross Exploration is active in mine-site, brownfield and greenfield initiatives across four continents and nine countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Mauritania, Ghana and Russia.
North America: In North America, they are focused on mine site and near mine exploration in and around their Fort Knox mine in Alaska, Round Mountain mine in Nevada and Kettle River-Buckhorn mine in Washington, as well as development and grassroots exploration in Canada and Mexico.
South America: South American exploration is active in Chile, Ecuador and Brazil. Their work ranges from mine site and brownfield exploration around their La Coipa mine and Lobo-Marte project in Chile and their Fruta del Norte project in Ecuador, to greenfield exploration in Chile, Brazil and Ecuador.
West Africa: In West Africa, their exploration is focused on mine site and brownfield exploration at Tasiast on the Reguibat Shield in Mauritania, as well as mine exploration at their Chirano mine in the Sefwi-Bibiani Belt of Ghana.
Russia: Most of their exploration activities in Russia is centered in the vicinity of the Okhotsk-Chukotka Arc Volcanic Belt in the Russian Far East.
Kinross’ Environmental Responsibility
They strive to minimize their environmental footprint wherever they work, and that commitment is enshrined in their 10 Guiding Principles for Corporate Responsibility and their corporate Environmental Policy. It is also reinforced by the Board of Directors through the Board's Corporate Responsibility Committee and their charter.
Managing for the Environment
At Kinross, they pride themselves on being skilled, responsible operators who strive not only to meet, but to exceed environmental regulatory requirements wherever they operate. They believe that environmental accountability is the responsibility of everyone at Kinross, and critical aspects of their environmental program include setting clear performance targets and operating procedures at all their operations and ensuring that employees and contractors understand and are capable of performing their responsibilities in accordance with Kinross standards.
Measuring and Reporting Performance
Across Kinross, they operate with the clear mandate of being in full compliance at all times with corporate standards, applicable laws, regulations and permit requirements. They also measure their environmental performance through setting and tracking performance indicators in key areas such as water and air. Their audit program - in which audits are conducted at each site every two years - also plays a critical role in continuously improving their environmental management systems.
Environmental performance is measured and reported to the Board's Corporate Responsibility Committee quarterly, and to the Senior Leadership Team monthly. They report their environmental performance annually for their key stakeholders and every two years through their Corporate Responsibility Report, which is published in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.See more