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Putting People First means not only creating an operating environment where we never compromise on health and safety, it also means providing a rewarding and meaningful livelihood to the approximately 9,000 people worldwide who make up our Company.

Video: Kinross’ People Commitments

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Workplace Health and Safety

Health and safety is our number one priority – among employees, partners, contractors and suppliers. This means we:

  • Create an environment where we never, under any circumstances, compromise on health and safety
  • Visibly promote health and safety policy and principles
  • Recognize and reward exceptional behaviour with respect to health and safety
  • Ensure that all employees and contractors are trained and competent to safely perform their work
  • Engage qualified industrial hygienists at each operation to conduct regular risk assessments of potential health issues
  • Measure, monitor and report health and safety performance
  • Engage employees in the development and implementation of health and safety systems and programs
  • Foster a culture of reporting and responsiveness to ensure workplace issues and incidents are acknowledged and addressed

Read more about how we manage occupational health and safety across our operations.

See how we build a safety culture at our Round Mountain mine in Nevada

Five-Year Safety Performance

(Total reportable injury frequency rate includes all employees and contractors for 200,000 hours worked.)

Kinross maintains one of the best safety records in the industry and has reportable injury rates on par with low-risk, non-industrial sectors.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

With operations and offices in nine countries, our employees represent diverse traditions, customs and cultures.

Our Chief Executive Officer and leadership teams are committed to creating inclusive environments that value, respect and foster our diversity. We believe that the rich variety of our workforce makes us a more successful organization and to that end, we bring employees from varied backgrounds together and give them the opportunity to contribute their unique skills, experiences and perspectives to the work we do.

Read more to learn about Kinross’ initiatives to advance inclusion and diversity across our company.

Diversity We strive to recruit, retain, and develop employees in a way that embraces diversity. Listen to one employee's experience working at our Chirano mine. Watch video

Human Capital Development

In keeping with our core values of Putting People First and High Performance Culture, we provide our employees with access to a broad range of training and development programs. Through our leadership program, sharing of best practices and programs to upgrade skills, technical knowledge and professional competency, we provide our employees with rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our development programs aim to strengthen employee engagement and overall productivity – key imperatives for Kinross’ overall business success.

Read more about our approach to human capital development and initiatives to advance Kinross’ talent.

kinross video Our employees are offered a broad range of training opportunities to support our operations. Our Learning Management System is delivered through Kinross University an online platform available in five languages and dedicated to advancing employee development and leadership skills. In the video above, Kinross Gold CEO J. Paul Rollinson discusses why leadership development is vitally important for the Company.


Creating jobs and meaningful opportunities for personal growth, development and quality of life is among the most important economic and societal contributions arising from our business. Delivering these benefits means ensuring that employee compensation is fair, competitive and helps us attract and retain the best talent. In all of our jurisdictions, our employees are paid above the minimum living wage. We also ensure equal pay for equal responsibility.

Read more about our approach to employee compensation.


Labour Rights

We recognize the Core Principles outlined by the International Labour Organization (ILO), including freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of all forms of compulsory labour, the effective abolition of child labour, and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Read more about our commitment to freedom of association and approach to collective bargaining.

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