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July 20, 2021updated 01 Feb 2022 10:08am

Kinross Gold: how well is the company positioned to weather future industry disruption?

By Data Journalism Team

Kinross Gold, a mining company based in Canada, has a relatively high chance of benefiting from its investments in a series of technological, macroeconomic, and sector-specific investments in recent years, according to analysis from GlobalData.

The company was ranked 10th out of 50 in a ranking of overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter the most to the mining sector.

These themes, which can be defined as any issues that keep CEOs awake at night, describe technological, macroeconomic and industry-specific challenges that companies are currently facing, as well as the opportunities they create. GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem identifies and tracks these challenges, and how they create the long-term winners and losers of the mining industry.

Kinross Gold received the top mark of five for two of the 10 themes identified as the most important to the mining sector in the GlobalData Thematic Scorecard – Commodity Markets and Workplace Safety – indicating that it is a dominant player in those categories. Kinross Gold received a high mark of four for its performance in M&A and COVID-19; a mark of three for Internet of Things, ESG and Climate Change; a mark of two for Autonomous Vehicles and Capital Raising; and a low mark of one for Lithium-Ion Batteries.

The interactive graphic below allows you to compare Kinross Gold to the ratings of other mining companies across the 10 themes in question. The higher up a company is on the list, the better positioned it is to weather disruption in the future, while the companies at the bottom are more vulnerable to disruptive threats.


Kinross Gold Corp (Kinross) mines, processes and markets silver and gold. It operates in Americas, West Africa and Russia.

The company operates through eight reportable business segments: Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Bald Mountain, Paracatu, Maricunga, Kupol, Tasiast and Chirano. Its Other segment includes non-mining and other operations.

In FY2020, the company’s capital expenditure stood at US$916.1 million, which was 21.7% of its revenue.

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