Managing our corporate responsibility

Governance and Organizational Structure

Our organizational structure strengthens our governance of corporate responsibility, acknowledging the crucial importance it plays in maintaining our social licence to operate.

Management responsibility resides:

  • At the Board level, with the Corporate Responsibility Committee. This committee oversees the development and implementation of policies and best practices relating to environment, health and safety and social performance in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws and Kinross’ CR guidelines and policies; and 
  • At the Senior Leadership Team, with the External Relations and Corporate Responsibility (ER/CR) Group headed by our Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, who reports directly to our Chief Executive Officer. The ER/CR Group oversees corporate responsibility including environment, community relations and project permitting, each a strategic priority for the Company. The composition of the group, which also includes government relations and corporate communications, reinforces collaboration among the key functions associated with corporate responsibility, permitting and external relations.

The Senior Vice-President of Environment and Project Permitting and the Vice-President of Corporate Responsibility report to the Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs. The Vice-President of Health and Safety reports to the President and Chief Operating Officer. Each operation has designated teams for environment, health and safety, and community relations, reporting to site operations management. A cross-functional CR Working Group made up of regional and corporate representatives from departments such as supply chain, legal, human resources, environment, security, and finance is called on as needed to provide guidance in CR policy development and strategy implementation.

For additional information on Kinross corporate governance, see our 
2011 Annual Report on



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