Report Content and Materiality

This report incorporates information about our approach to corporate responsibility and performance in areas that Kinross and its stakeholders consider material or significant.

We have focused most extensively on areas of primary interest or relevance to:

  • Our employees, such as workplace safety;
  • Our community stakeholders, as expressed in community stakeholder meetings and other public and private discussions;
  • Our investors and shareholders; and
  • Local, regional and national governments and regulators in the jurisdictions where we work.

We have also considered environmental and social issues of broad public interest, issues raised in the media or other public forums and issues of particular interest to the global mining industry.

The assessments and analysis of senior managers and employees who have front-line responsibility in key areas of corporate responsibility have helped to refine the prioritization and relative weighting of the issues covered in this report. In this regard, we have also been guided by our Ten Guiding Principles for Corporate Responsibility and by various external standards such as the UN Global Compact Principles, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and the Global Reporting Initiative.

To that end, we have reported on all G3 core indicators, on the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement, and on a number of G3 additional indicators to the extent that they are material to Kinross. Key performance indicators are reported on a Company-wide basis, a country and regional basis and by operating site. Kinross reviewed the merits of third-party assurance in 2009 and elected to pursue a GRI check of this report. We are reporting to a GRI Report Application Level A. Our GRI Content Index, including the location of Standard Disclosures, is available at http://takingresponsibility2009.kinross.com.

Throughout this report, the terms “Kinross” and the “Company” refer to Kinross Gold Corporation and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates.

If you require more information on this report, please contact:

Ed Opitz
Vice-President, Corporate Responsibility
Kinross Gold Corporation
Ed.Opitz@kinross.com
416-369-6476