At Kinross, outstanding corporate citizenship is a core value. These 10 principles define what “doing the right thing” means to us and are central to how we conduct our business.
Principle 4: We exercise utmost vigilance in protecting the environment and seek ways to minimize our environmental footprint wherever we operate. We will always meet and, where possible, exceed regulatory requirements in our environmental performance.
We strive to minimize our environmental footprint wherever we work - a principle that is fundamental to our corporate Environmental Policy and reinforced by the Charter of the Board's Corporate Responsibility Committee.
Our company-wide Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Management System is modeled on the global ISO14001 standard for environment. The management system provides the structure, guidelines and standards through which we strive for continuous improvement in key performance areas including air quality, water management, reclamation and biodiversity. From exploration to reclamation, our management system sets targets and performance standards that all of our operations worldwide are expected to meet. A comprehensive audit program plays a critical role in assessing our performance against the management system. Sound environmental management and performance and continuous improvement are key priorities at every operation. Environmental protection is the responsibility of every Kinross employee.