Outgoing Chairman of the HSSE Committee
Since the publication of our first stand-alone sustainable development report in 2011, we’ve continued to strive to improve the way we share our story with our stakeholders.Gavin Beevers' Q&A
Gavin Beevers - Outgoing Chairman of the HSSE Committee
Q&A with the incoming Chairman of the HSSE Committee
Whether on-site or in the head office, my impression is of an organisation that places a premium on the safety of its people.Mike Brown's Q&A
Mike Brown - Incoming Chairman of the HSSE Committee
Chief Executive Officer
On behalf of the Gem Diamonds’ team, I am pleased to present our first online Sustainable Development Report. This report details our approach to managing the environmental, social and governance issues most material to our business during 2017.CEO'S Review
Clifford Elphick - Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
2017 was a challenging year on a number of fronts, having said that we did achieve a number of our goals and the year ended well.COO'S STATEMENT
Johnny Velloza - Chief Operating Officer
Our sustainability principles
Creating a safe and healthy working environment
Reducing our resource consumption
Minimising our environmental impact
Developing and retaining our people
Optimising community benefit
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.
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 robust governance.
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.
Our human resource strategy is to engage, develop and retain high-calibre employees. This is a key element in achieving operational excellence.
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 socioeconomic growth of the areas in which we operate.
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENTpdf (452kb)
HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICYpdf (68kb)
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE 2017pdf (3mb)
FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL
We understand that we must integrate sustainability and integrity into our core business practices
GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS
We have fostered a strong culture of corporate integrity and good governance
Our organisation’s strength lies in the quality of the people we employ
We work with project-affected communities and our host countries to create a positive legacy
The legacy we leave for future generations is a responsibility we take seriously