The well-being of our employees is our top priority. We are committed to providing rewarding jobs in a safe work environment.

At Kumtor, we maintain a high level of care and responsibility for our workforce, including contractors.

We train and equip our workforce to operate safely to protect themselves and fellow employees. We provide healthy food and care to monitor and protect their health, and train them to work with respect for the natural environment around them.

We continue to maintain a high percentage of Kyrgyz nationals among our full time employees. More than 97% of full time staff are Kyrgyz nationals.

We recruit, develop, train and reward employees based on skills and experience. We aim to build knowledge and skills among existing employees, to benefit the local workforce.

People and carriers

Freedom of association is a human right defined by international declarations and conventions, and support of the principles of collective bargaining is part of a framework of responsible management at Kumtor. A collective agreement signed between the Trade Union Committee and Kumtor administration (effective from January 2017 to December 2018), covers 97 percent of employees.

People and carriers

The agreement covers a wide range of issues, including labor, compensation, schedules of work, health and safety, probation, benefits for employees and their families, and labor dispute resolution.