Raising levels of environmental awareness
While mining by its very nature has the potential to impact the environment adversely, careful management can mitigate these effects. Gem Diamonds has implemented comprehensive environmental management and awareness programmes at its mining operations. During 2014, Gem Diamonds invested approximately US$1.0 million towards environmental protection. Initiatives undertaken at its operations included, among others:
training of staff and community members;
specialist research and consultation;
development of environmental protection measures; and
the purchase of environmentally friendly technology.
|Indigenous vegetation garden at Letšeng