De Beers Group's commitment to Society

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De Beers Group's commitment to Society

Supporting the long-term development of the countries and communities where we operate has always been important for our business.

And through strong partnerships, we are able to generate profits for our shareholders while working to ensure our host countries and communities derive the greatest possible socio-economic benefits from their diamond wealth.

We create these benefits by focusing on local procurement, enterprise and infrastructure development, and beneficiation – selling a proportion of our rough diamond production in-country so the value-adding stages in the diamond pipeline stay in our host countries.

We also work hard to understand the needs and concerns of our host communities, consistently engaging and co-operating with them, guided by our Social Way, a framework for managing the impact of our operations on communities.

Content from this campaign

Golfers Tee Off in De Beers Group Tournament
Twenty-four professional and 14 amateur golfers from Namibia, South Africa and Zambia battled for the top honours at the Namdeb Sperrgebiet Open. It was played over 54 holes on three days (9-11 June) in Oranjemund. The Foundation sponsored the event as part of its social commitment to sports development in Namibia. Hafeni Nghinamwaami, Golf Director of the Namibia Golf Tour, said...
Jul 10, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers Group's New Scheme Incubates Wannabe Entrepreneurs
Thirty-six people from the areas around Voorspoed mine have been identified for the programme, run by TrioPlus Development, a specialist mentoring and training company that focuses on small, micro and medium enterprises. The Entrepreneurial Incubation Programme in Kroonstad, which kicked off with a four-day workshop, was for people with a business idea with a good chance of success....
Jul 7, 2017 8:30 AM ET
LISHED De Beers Group's Venetia Mine's Sticker Sales Bring Fundraising Award
The award from the charity Casual Day was for being the best performing company in the Limpopo Province by raising the most money in sticker donations during 2016. Casual Day is South Africa’s foremost fundraising campaign for people with disabilities. About 4,500 companies, 100 schools and 400 organisations take part in the annual event. Employees and stakeholders bought...
Jul 7, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers' World-leading Diamond Ship Is Ready for Action
De Beers Group’s N$2.3 billion (US$157 million) vessel, which has completed five months of sea trials, will soon start exploring for diamonds on the Atlantic seabed. Named after Dr Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma, Namibia’s founding president, the mv SS Nujoma will seek to secure diamond supply in the country well into the future, boosting the national and local economy. Dr Nujoma (...
Jun 25, 2017 8:25 AM ET
De Beers Group Part-sponsors Diamond Empowerment Fund Gala to Honour Top Actor and First Lady
The glittering awards gala, on 4 June, on the eve of the major JCK Las Vegas jewellery trade show (5-8 June), was set to raise more than US$1 million to help empower diamond mining communities around the world. More than 400 people, including dignitaries from southern Africa and Canada’s Northwest Territories, attended the event, which featured a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, who...
Jun 21, 2017 8:30 AM ET