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.

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De Beers Group's Esther Oberbeck Is a Woman to Watch
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Dec 11, 2017 8:30 AM ET
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Nov 27, 2017 8:20 AM ET
Safety Gets Top Billing at De Beers Group
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Nov 14, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers Management Accountant, Chrishilde Metcalfe, Explains How She Makes a Difference.
Why did you choose to work for Namdeb? Actually, I was chosen by Namdeb. I was one of 10 bursary recipients and the only woman to get selected out of over 1,000 applications. I have been there 24 years in various Finance departments, starting off as a graduate trainee, and I have had the privilege of working with some really amazing people. What is your...
Nov 8, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula Urges Women To 'Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone'.
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Nov 3, 2017 8:30 AM ET