Human Rights

Respecting human rights and building strong relationships are fundamental to the current and future viability of our business.

We uphold and respect the human rights of our workforce, contractors, local communities and other stakeholders associated with our operations. The KCC Human Rights Policy is in line with the United Nations Guiding principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

We have developed processes to identify, prevent and mitigate human rights risks and impacts across our business. In the event that KCC causes or contributes to a negative human rights impact, we provide appropriate remedy to those affected, in line with the UNGPs.

Furthermore, we apply the United Nations Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in the DRC where public and private security forces are engaged.

KCC has appropriate complaints and grievance processes in place and we welcome feedback and comments on our performance.  Complaints are reviewed, and where necessary, actions taken to address the issues raised.

Principles we follow

UN Global Compact Principles 1–6

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

Principle 2: Business should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

Principle 4: Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour

Principle 5: Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour

Principle 6: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation


UN Sustainable Development Goals - Goals 1, 2, 4, 5 and 10

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

International Council on Mining and Metals - Principle 3

Principle 3: Respect human rights and the interests, cultures, customs and values of employees and communities affected by our activities