De Beers Report to Society 2016

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De Beers Report to Society 2016

Our 11th annual sustainability report, published today, highlights that acting responsibly has long been an imperative for De Beers Group and its joint venture partners– not only because being a good corporate citizen brings all-round socio-economic benefits to our key stakeholders, but also because it makes good business sense.

Lit up by some stunning photography from our operations around the globe, the Report reflects on how 2016 was a year defined by partnerships.

It details how, through strong financial and operating performance, we have been able to deliver further benefits to our partners across the value chain. And it reflects on how we have gone beyond compliance to ensure our benefits go beyond diamonds.

Four main topics – Society, Confidence, People and Environment – turn the spotlight on the main aspects of the company’s activities across the world. Find out more at: www.debeersgroup.com/reporttosociety

Content from this campaign

De Beers Sports Programme Helps Kids Follow Their Dream
As a start, De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) has donated football and netball equipment to 13 primary schools in the Blouberg area, close to its Venetia mine. The Dream Fields programme, launched in October 2015 and supported by the Ponahalo Fund, has established a league with 28 participating schools, all in Blouberg. The young boys and girls compete in netball and soccer with weekly...
Jun 20, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers Group Helping to Create a Ripple Effect Across Botswana’s Economy
I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that in Setswana, the word ‘Pula’ means both money and rain.  Not just because both are valuable resources, but also because of how a financial investment in a person or a business can create a ripple effect through the economy just like a raindrop in a reservoir. The story of De Beers’ partnership with Government has been told many times...
May 26, 2017 8:00 AM ET
De Beers Group: From Little Date Seeds, Great Things Are Born
In Namibia, more than a third of the entire population is aged under 15 – this is almost 10 per cent more than the global average. While this obviously creates some socio-economic challenges in terms of education, employment and welfare, it also presents a real opportunity to establish a new generation of Namibian leaders who can take the country forward from strength to strength....
May 17, 2017 7:00 AM ET
The Inner Workings of De Beers Group's Report to Society
Across the business around 4,300 hours were spent preparing for its publication. That’s almost 12 hours a day for a whole year. Almost 50 per cent of that was my time; meaning that it has occupied a good proportion of my waking (and sleeping!) hours for the past 12 months. During this time, 50 interviews...
May 15, 2017 8:00 AM ET
De Beers Group's Report Shows How Diamonds Help Communities Sparkle in Canada
It has invested C$125 million (US$93 million) in local procurement, including awarding its first ‘evergreen’ supply contract to aboriginal-owned business Bouwa Whee Catering at its new Gahcho Kué diamond mine in the Northwest Territories. De Beers recognised that short-term contracts gave only limited scope for investment and planning, thus reducing job opportunities locally, so it now...
May 11, 2017 8:00 AM ET

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