Kinross Fort Knox recently welcomed a government delegation from Greenland to the mine that included representatives from the Mineral License and Safety Authority department, the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Justice, and the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities.
The purpose of the visit was for government officials to gain exposure to the permitting, environmental practices, stakeholder engagement and community relations, and safety regulations of a world-class gold mine as they work to develop their own country’s regulatory systems.
During the visit, the delegation met with leadership from Kinross Alaska to discuss the safety and sustainability policies at the Company, and to share their knowledge on best practices for environmental regulations.
At the conclusion of the visit, the delegation expressed their gratitude to Kinross for the benefits this tour will bring when developing their regulatory systems, and that they would happily welcome Kinross into its community due to their commitment to responsible mining.
“We were honored to be contacted by the Greenland delegation to share our knowledge on mining and environmental best practices,” said Terence Watungwa, Vice-President and General Manager. “At Fort Knox we enjoy passing on our knowledge to others in order to ensure that mining is done in a sustainable and responsible manner around the globe.”