Supplier Standards of Conduct
While Kinross has historically required contractors working on its sites to meet standards for health, safety and environment, in 2011, we began development of broader Kinross-specific standards according to which Kinross expects its suppliers to conduct their business. Building upon our Ten Guiding Principles for Corporate Responsibility and the Principles of the UN Global Compact, these standards require that suppliers conduct their operations safely and comply with applicable anti-corruption laws, the Kinross Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and the fundamental principles of the UN Global Compact respecting human rights, labour standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption.
Our Supplier Standards of Conduct were subsequently approved, and rollout began early in 2012. Suppliers will be required to reaffirm their understanding and agreement to comply with the standards every three years, and will be subject to periodic on-site review of their operations.