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De Beers

Overview

De Beers is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Established in 1888, De Beers is the world’s leading diamond company with expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline, and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. As part of the company’s operating philosophy, the people of De Beers are committed to Living up to Diamonds by making a lasting contribution to the communities in which they live and work, and transforming natural resources into shared national wealth.

Website: www.debeersgroup.com
Stock Market Listing:  London [LSE AAL]
Bloomberg Ticker:  AAL:LN

 

Presentations and Reports

Diamond Insight Report 2018 13-Sep-18
Diamond Insight Flash data May 2018 17-May-18
Diamond Insight Report 2017 14-Sep-17
Diamond Insight Flash data June 2017 2-Jun-17
Diamond Insight Report 2016 14-Sep-16
More De Beers presentations www.debeersgroup.com/en/news/presentations.html

 

Sustainability and Impact Reports

De Beers Building Forever: Our Journey Report Volume 2 24-Apr-19
GRI and Assurance Supplement 2018 24-Apr-19
De Beers Building Forever: Our Journey Report Volume 1 Nov-18
De Beers Report to Society 2016 4-May-17
Socio-Economic Impact Report: De Beers in Canada 7-Sep-16
Voorspoed Mine Social and Labour Plan 2013-17 2016
Venetia Mine Social and Labour Plan 2013-17 2016
The Socio-Economic Impact of Gahcho Kué 2016
Botswana Impact report 20141 24 Nov 15
Anglo American Sustainability Report 2018 2019
Anglo American Sustainability Report 2017 2018
Anglo American Tax and Economic Contribution Report 2018 2019
Anglo American Tax and Economic Contribution Report 2017 2018
More De Beers sustainability information www.debeersgroup.com/en/building-forever.html
More De Beers impact information www.debeersgroup.com/en/reports/impact.html
De Beers stories www.debeersgroup.com/en/building-forever/our-stories.html

1The Botswana Impact Report examines the economic impact of the partnership between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers both historically and specifically through an analysis of the economic contributions made by the Partnership in 2014.

For more information and for all De Beers’ reports on best practice principles and its polices on the environment, health, safety, community, business integrity, whistleblowing and employee human rights see: www.debeersgroup.com/en/building-forever/case-studies-and-reports.html

 

Annual/Half-yearly reports

Financial year ends 31 December

2019 H1 25-Jul-19
2018 Full year 21-Feb-19
2018 H1 26-Jul-18
2017 Full year 22-Feb-18
2017 H1 27-Jul-17
2016 Annual Report 21-Feb-17
More De Beers reports www.debeersgroup.com/en/news/company-news/company-news.html
More Anglo American reports www.angloamerican.com/investors/annual-reporting

 

Production reports

2019 Q3 22-Oct-19
2019 Q2 18-Jul-19
2019 Q1 25-Apr-19
2018 Q4 24-Jan-19
2018 Q3 23-Oct-18
2018 Q2 19-Jul-18
2018 Q1 24-Apr-18
2017 Q4 25-Jan-18
2017 Q3 24-Oct-17
2017 Q2 20-Jul-17
2017 Q1 24-Apr-17
2016 Q4 26-Jan-17
More De Beers production www.debeersgroup.com/en/reports/production/production-data.html
Anglo American production data www.angloamerican.com/investors/quarterly-production-reporting/2019
De Beers rough sales by sight www.debeersgroup.com/en/reports/rough-diamond-sales.html

 

Mines

De Beers mines in four countries: Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa . In Botswana it has partnered with Government of Botswana in a 50:50 JV since 1969. In Canada, De Beers has operations at Victor in Northern Ontario and a 51% interest in Gahcho Kué, in the Northwest Territories. In Namibia, De Beers operates in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Namibia through Namdeb onshore and offshore through Debmarine Namibia. In South Africa, De Beers’ mining takes place through De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) in which its JV partner, Ponahalo Holdings, has a 26% shareholding. The majority of the South African production comes from Venetia mine.

Mine Location Mining Method Production 2018
‘000 cts
Jwaneng Botswana Open-pit 11,896
Orapa Botswana Open-pit 12,236
Botswana Total 24,132
Victor Canada Open-pit 936
Gahcho Kué (51% basis) Canada Open-pit  3,539
Canada Total 4,475
Namdeb Namibia Open-cast 572
Debmarine 1,436
Namibia Total 2,008
Venetia South Africa Open pit 4,249
Voorspoed South Africa Open-pit 433
South Africa total 4,682
GRAND TOTAL 35,297

All figures on a 100% basis unless otherwise stated
 

Resources and Reserves

De Beers and its JV partners as of 31 December 2018 Anglo American Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources report 2018 (pages 10-17)