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ALROSA enters the Top-5 of sustainability rating «Polar Index»

Mining Weekly, June 2018 ALROSA is in the Top-5 of the pilot sustainability rating “Polar Index” among Russian companies operating in Arctic. The methodology for calculating the rating is based on the theory of sustainable development, established under the guidance of the United Nations. Sustainable development in this context refers to a balance of economic, … Continued

Namdeb recognised for gender equality

The Namibian, June 2018 Namdeb Holdings was presented the prestigious African Union ‘Gender is My Agenda Campaign’ award in the private sector category in recognition of the company’s continued contribution in achieving equity and gender equality in the country. Riaan Burger, Namdeb CEO, said: “It comes to show that our efforts over the years, such … Continued

Newsletter highlights research aimed at saving giraffes

De Beers, May 2018 A groundbreaking programme designed to help save giraffes threatened with extinction is featured in the latest edition of the Diamond Route newsletter. This ambitious research project is taking place in De Beers Group’s Rooipoort Nature Reserve in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province on a scale never seen before. Thirty scientists from … Continued

ALROSA – More than 500 social and charitable initiatives in 2017

Yakutia Today, April 2018 In 2017, ALROSA implemented over 500 social and charitable initiatives. The company finances regional development programs, social infrastructure, charitable and sponsorship projects, corporate social programs for employees and their families, and renders targeted aid to residents of the main regions of its presence.

De Beers Group donates US$250,000 to Kiran Hospital in Surat

De Beers, April 2018 De Beers has donated US$250,000 to the Kiran Hospital in India’s diamond capital of Surat, to support the recently-opened facility in continuing to provide vital, accessible and high-quality healthcare to patients. Opened in 2017, Super Specialty Kiran Hospital is a not-for-profit facility that provides a comprehensive range of health and medical … Continued

Rio Tinto, PM’s department fight domestic violence

Financial Review, March 2018 Rio Tinto and Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s, federal department have stepped up long-term commitments to stopping violence against women, receiving milestone accreditation from Australia’s White Ribbon campaign.  Rio Tinto’s managing director Australia Joanne Farrell said the company was proud to “be the first resources firm to receive White Ribbon accreditation. … Continued

Stories behind the brilliance of Diamonds

Medium, March 2018 From mine to market, women play an integral role in the journey of a diamond. These articles are of a series around International Women’s Day that profiles women working in each stage of a diamond’s journey and the impact it has on their lives.

Newsletter spotlights top conservation research

The Diamond Route, February 2018 This 10-page issue of the Diamond Route newsletter features summaries of papers presented at the 8th Annual Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference held in Johannesburg last autumn. The research was carried out by leading environmentalists and academics on the Group’s conservation areas around its mines in southern Africa and … Continued