SUSTAINABILITY

Working towards global goals

We endeavour to work responsibly to maintain our social licence to operate. Our established sustainability strategy focuses on matters aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Aligning our business practices to broader societal goals makes good business sense, as many of the world's top risks can impact our ability to create value for our stakeholders.

Sustainability Platform

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  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

2020

Sustainability report 2020


2019

Sustainability report 2019


2018

Sustainability report 2018


2017


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy

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2016

Sustainability report 2016


2015

Sustainability report 2015


2014

Sustainability report 2014



 

Our principles

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Creating a safe and healthy working environment

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Improving resource use efficiencies

03

Upholding business integrity

04

Prioritising
environmental protection

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Prioritising the development and well-being of our employees

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Optimising socio-economic benefit

Creating a safe and healthy working environment

Gem Diamonds promotes a culture of zero harm and responsible care through effective risk management that prioritises our workforce.

Improving resource use efficiencies

Gem Diamonds is committed to continuously working towards minimising wasteful usage of the resources required to conduct business. Improving resource use efficiencies through innovation and capital efficiency will improve the long term sustainability of the organisation and protect non-renewable natural resources.

Upholding business integrity

Gem Diamonds is committed to meeting our responsibilities as an ethical and accountable organisation through a strong culture of corporate integrity and robust governance.

Prioritising environmental protection

Gem Diamonds is committed to minimising the impact our operations have on the natural environment by mitigating potential environmental impacts, responsibly managing natural resources and rehabilitating the environment at mine closure.

Prioritising the development and well-being of our employees

Gem Diamonds aims to foster respectful and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees, by prioritising their development and well-being and the promotion of equality and diversity in our workforce.

Optimising socio-economic benefit

Gem Diamonds regards it our moral obligation to contribute to the sustainable socio-economic growth of the areas in which we operate.

* socio-economic refers to the interaction between social and economic factors.

Our strategy

How we create value

To understand our broader risks and opportunities we look at:

Prioritise

Once all matters have been identified, these are prioritised and ranked according to the level of influence on our business and relationship with stakeholders.

FINANCIAL AND OPERATION

  • Maintaining a strong revenue and managing costs
  • Maintaining balance sheet strength
  • Protecting the premium brand of diamonds
  • Ensuring product security
  • Mitigating risks posed by global economic movements

GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS

  • Protecting human rights
  • Prioritising business integrity
  • Ensuring transparent governance and remuneration practices
  • Ensuring corporate governance is compliant with industry best practices
  • Raising standards across the pipeline

EMPLOYEES

  • Providing a safe working environment for our employees
  • Attracting and retaining qualified people
  • Providing skills development opportunities for employees
  • Ensuring our employees remain healthy
  • Engaging with employees and elected representatives
  • SOCIAL

    • Safeguarding our communities
    • Ensuring positive stakeholder relations
    • Minimising our social impact
    • Working with communities to understand and meet their needs
    • Providing a framework for communities to benefit themselves
    • ENVIRONMENTAL

      • Managing water supply and quality
      • Managing carbon emissions and waste
      • Dealing with environmental and weather concerns at mining sites
      • Ensuring electricity supply and minimising energy usage
      • Setting up and maintaining a mine closure plan, including rehabilitation and revitalisation of mining sites and surrounds

Our strategy

How we create value

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Identify

To understand our broader risks and opportunities we look at:

Prioritise

Once all matters have been identified, these are prioritised and ranked according to the level of influence on our business and relationship with stakeholders.

  • FINANCIAL AND OPERATION

  • GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS

  • EMPLOYEES

  • SOCIAL

  • ENVIRONMENTAL

FINANCIAL AND OPERATION

GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS

EMPLOYEES

SOCIAL

ENVIRONMENTAL

Our policies

Gem Diamonds is a constituent of the FTSE4 Good Index Series