The goal of sustainable development is to meet the needs of the present while sustaining the ability of future generations to support their needs. We strive to take a holistic view of business performance and integrate sustainability into all areas of how we operate. We measure our sustainable development progress not only by our achievements but also by the manner in which we manage and mitigate our risks.
Reducing our resource consumption
The Group is reliant on non-renewable resources to conduct its business. The efficient use of these resources is of utmost concern and directly contributes to the resilience of the organisation, helping it adapt to an environment that is increasingly resource constrained.
To Gem Diamonds, product integrity signifies that we have met our responsibilities as an ethical and accountable organisation. To achieve this, we have developed a strong culture of corporate integrity and solid governance.
Minimising our environmental impact
We adopt a precautionary management approach when considering potential environmental impacts. The minimisation, mitigation and management of these impacts are key components of the Group’s duty of care – a responsibility we take seriously.
Creating a safe and healthy work environment
Gem Diamonds promotes a culture of zero harm and responsible care. Our workforce is our most valued asset and their health and safety is our priority.
Developing and retaining our people
Our human resource strategy is to engage, develop and retain first-class employees. This is a key element in achieving operational excellence.
Optimising community benefit
Our mines are based within existing socio-economic environments. We benefit from mining diamonds during the life of these operations. In turn, we regard it as our moral obligation to contribute to the sustainable socio-economic growth of the areas in which we operate.