De Beers Group's Commitment to People

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De Beers Group's Commitment to People

We continue to ensure our foundations are robust while increasingly looking beyond our own organisation to help others benefit from our experience, resources and solutions.

No diamond is worth discrimination, illness or injury. Zero harm is our central aim.

We therefore work hard to ensure the fundamentals are in place for the health, safety and well-being of our workforce, and we go beyond just complying with the basic laws and rules, seeking to achieve the highest possible standards.

Wherever we can, we extend our experience, resources and solutions beyond our own operations. As a result, we can help others benefit from our innovation and learn from our experience, while we learn from theirs.

We also try to ensure that our workforce reflects the make-up of the communities in which we operate, so we are able to create equal opportunities for all.

Content from this campaign

Disabled Students Learn about the Diamond Dream with De Beers Group
The visit by the 14 students from the Elizabeth Conradie School in Kimberley, organised in collaboration with the Department of Education, was the idea of an employee of De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa (DBSSA), Jabulani Cindi, himself disabled. He has completed a Diamond Sorting trainee programme with DBSSSA that has led to a short-term employment contract as a sorter. Jabulani...
Jul 11, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers' Emmarencia Shanglee Talks About Her Experiences as a Woman in Mining
How long have you been with Namdeb? I joined Namdeb in 2005 on a bursary and started my career there as a graduate metallurgist in 2008, making this year the ninth year in the company’s service. I am now Assistant Plant Superintendent. What made you choose Namdeb? Growing up, Namdeb always had a reputation for being the best mining company to work for....
Jun 28, 2017 8:30 AM ET
Marathon Gives De Beers Group's Young Entrepreneurs a Chance to Shine
The company arranged for prime exhibition space to be allocated to the De Beers Youth Innovators initiative, giving 15 young entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their talents to the 6,000 runners and a variety of corporate leaders, as well as the opportunity to gain media exposure. Kago Ramokate, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development,...
Jun 12, 2017 8:30 AM ET
Advice for Women Going into Mining, from De Beers Group's Liezl Maritz
I started working at Namdeb in 2012 as a job attachment. In 2013, I began in a developmental position as an Environmental Officer and was permanently employed as a Senior Environmental Officer for Exploration and Strategic Projects in 2014. I moved over as a Senior Environmental Officer to Namdeb’s biggest operational mine, Southern Coastal Mines, in 2016 where I am still based. While...
May 18, 2017 8:00 AM ET