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.

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De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage
The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring. A host of high-profile speakers from government, industry and academia as well as fashion, the media and sports addressed the conferences. The trio of events...
Nov 15, 2017 8:20 AM ET
De Beers Teams Up to Provide Free Health Screening to Mining Communities
Around 1,500 people were screened at the health fair held during the Community Health Week in mid-October in the towns of Musina, Alldays and Blouberg. The mine teamed up with the South Africa Business Coalition on Health & Aids (SABCOHA) and technology company EOH for the sessions. The screening sought to detect early signs of health risks such as hypertension, diabetes, HIV and...
Oct 26, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers and BIUST Sign Deal on Skills
They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at meeting the skills demands of a changing world. Debswana Managing Director Balisi Bonyongo (pictured, left) described the MOU as an historic moment because it was the first the company had signed with a university. He said that, even though Debswana employed a total of 11,000 people (including 6,000 contractors), it...
Oct 20, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers Mine Sets up Business Incubator
The programme, run by the specialist mentoring and training company TrioPlus, will provide support to 40 businesses or entrepreneurs – 20 each from Blouberg and Musina. It kicked off in August with two workshops targeting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. Classroom training, run monthly, will cover topics such as market research, financial management and operational management,...
Oct 12, 2017 8:25 AM ET
De Beers Partners With Local Institutions to Provide Free Wifi to Young People
A partnership involving De Beers Group has brought free wifi to the Oppenheimer Park in Kimberley to help scores of young South Africans without access to the internet. The wifi coverage is sponsored by De Beers Group, the Sol Plaatje University and the Sol Plaatje local municipality. It will also take in the nearby Luka Jantjie university building and the Northern...
Oct 6, 2017 8:30 AM ET