KAZ Minerals recognises all human rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
KAZ Minerals acknowledges that human rights are basic rights that form the foundation for freedom, justice and peace, which apply equally and universally in all countries. We are guided by our Human Rights Policy which has been approved by the Board and can be found on our website. KAZ Minerals supports human rights that are defined, recognised and identified in international conventions. We follow the international human rights principles encompassed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and adopt the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As set out in our Code of Fair Employment, we commit to our employees working in an environment and under conditions that respect their rights, and we require the same standards from our business partners. We respect the right to freedom of association and consult our employees and trade unions about proposed changes to our business and employment conditions. Through due diligence we aim to prevent and mitigate any infringement of human rights both internally and amongst our business partners. Due diligence undertaken in pursuance of the Group’s Human Rights policy includes consultation with local communities during project development, or any major operational changes that may affect them, and monitoring of working conditions for our own employees and the employees of contractors and suppliers, as described above. We respect and protect local heritage and culture.