Our activities are carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, internal regulations, policies and procedures of KMG, which are adapted in each of SDEs of KMG.
Thus, we may state that
- We guarantee the absence of discrimination. All employees are treated equally, regardless of their race, religion, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability;
- We do not use child labor;
- We do not endorse and do not exercise forced labor;
- We acknowledge the right of every employee to freedom of association and the signing of a collective agreement;
- We respect the rights and needs of local communities in the regions of our operations. We are always open to dialogue and resolution of any problems on the basis of our meetings with local communities and other complaints mechanisms.
In order to improve the social well-being of every employee of the company, strengthen the responsibility of the employer and employees for the results of production and economic activities, achievement of the optimal balance of the interests of parties in the framework of social partnership, collective agreements are signed in KMG organizations.
The group of companies has an approved standard form of the collective agreement, which defines the conditions and common mechanisms of organization of labor remuneration, working time and recreation, occupational safety and health, employment of discharged employees and social support, which are recommended by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the employer.
Monitor and report on human rights impacts
KMG assesses and monitors its human rights potential and actual impacts on an on-going basis and identifies customized strategies and solutions, in an on-going effort to improve prevention and mitigation of its impacts.
Information to personnel and external stakeholders
As part of the integration of human rights into its processes and practices, KMG issues specific instructions and delivers focused training to its employees and other awareness-raising initiatives dedicated to contractors and other Business Partners. KMG assesses and monitors the effectiveness of its activities and reports on its performance.
Implementation of grievance mechanisms
KMG commits to establishing grievance mechanisms at the operational level, from the start of our activities, so people directly affected by our assets and right holders (employees, suppliers, contractors, communities or whoever third party) can notify KMG of any situation of possible impact on human rights. These mechanisms shall not be used to preclude access to judicial or other extrajudicial grievance mechanisms, as well as the legitimate and peaceful activities of human rights defenders.
Providing of remedy to correct negative impacts
KMG is committed to verifying and providing, or cooperating to provide, remediation in case of adverse human rights impacts it might have caused or contributed to, and to make all efforts to promote the achievement of the same goal in cases where the impact is directly linked to its operations, products or services.
Human rights due diligence and conduct risk assessments
KMG is committed to carrying out human rights due diligence in its activities.
We commits to conducting continuous human rights due diligence in our activities. This means: identify and assess potential impacts of our activities on human rights before undertaking a new activity or business relationship, and when relevant operational changes occur; integrate the conclusions in KMG's internal processes; take appropriate prevention and mitigation measures; monitor the effectiveness of the measures adopted; and externally communicate the measures adopted.
Stipulation of the company’s human rights expectations of third parties
KMG commits to ensuring that third-party companies when working for or together with KMG agree to apply the above-described guarantees to their workers, including suitable contractual clauses against possible violations.
We expect our suppliers and business partners to follow the spirit and intent of this policy and share our commitment to respect all internationally recognised human rights, including those specifically referenced above, when working for or together with us. We expect all our suppliers and business partners to pay particular attention to the human rights they are at risk of impacting most and to the human rights of people most vulnerable to adverse impacts, including women, children, migrant workers.