Kinross Signs UN Action Pledge on Ebola

To raise awareness and mobilize resources to combat the Ebola outbreak, Kinross is proudly supporting the UN Global Compact’s Business Action Pledge on Ebola Elimination.

The Pledge reflects actions and commitments of the Ebola Private Sector Mobilization Group (EPSMG), a coalition of over 50 companies with major interests in West Africa.

Among other things, the Pledge states that:

  • Our company is committed to sustainable economic development in Western Africa.
  • We will continue to operate our business in Ebola-affected areas, pay our staff, and honour financial commitments for as long as we possibly can in the context of this emergency.
  • We will train and tell our own staff about Ebola, asking them to pass that knowledge to their families, neighbours and communities to prevent infection and fight stigma.
  • We will prepare procedures and assets to respond to an outbreak within our own company. We will ask the same of our suppliers, and pay particular attention to the preparedness of SMEs in our supply chain.

To read more about the Pledge and view the list of supporting companies, visit this link: http://business.un.org/en/documents/ebola_pledge