De Beers Group's Commitment to People

De Beers Group's Commitment to People

We continue to ensure our foundations are robust while increasingly looking beyond our own organisation to help others benefit from our experience, resources and solutions.

No diamond is worth discrimination, illness or injury. Zero harm is our central aim.

We therefore work hard to ensure the fundamentals are in place for the health, safety and well-being of our workforce, and we go beyond just complying with the basic laws and rules, seeking to achieve the highest possible standards.

Wherever we can, we extend our experience, resources and solutions beyond our own operations. As a result, we can help others benefit from our innovation and learn from our experience, while we learn from theirs.

We also try to ensure that our workforce reflects the make-up of the communities in which we operate, so we are able to create equal opportunities for all.

Content from this campaign

De Beers' Evelyn Mervine Thinks It Is Time for the Climate to Change for Women in Diamond Mining
Dr Evelyn Mervine, a Climate Change Specialist, wants to help prevent the climate changing, but she does want to change the ‘subtle sexism’ in diamond mining. How long have you been with De Beers Group, and what were you doing before you joined? I grew up in rural New Hampshire in the US, and I spent much of my childhood exploring the outdoors. I was particularly...
Oct 4, 2017 8:35 AM ET
UN and De Beers Join Forces to Open Doors for Women
The company will also seek to accelerate the advancement of women in its organisation and ensure its consumer brands are a positive force for supporting gender equality through its marketing campaigns. In recognition of De Beers Group’s commitment to women’s equality, CEO Bruce Cleaver has been named one of eight UN Women ‘HeForShe’ Thematic Champions, an appointment announced by...
Oct 2, 2017 8:35 AM ET
Women Need to Be Confident in Their Ability, Says De Beers' Esther Oberbeck
Tell us a bit about your life and career before you joined De Beers Group I always wanted to work in an international environment. I first trained as a lawyer in São Paulo, Brazil (where I grew up) and in Washington DC, hoping to join the diplomatic service. After giving up on this idea, I came to London to complete an MBA at London Business School, then joined the US...
Sep 27, 2017 8:00 AM ET
Disabled Students Learn about the Diamond Dream with De Beers Group
The visit by the 14 students from the Elizabeth Conradie School in Kimberley, organised in collaboration with the Department of Education, was the idea of an employee of De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa (DBSSA), Jabulani Cindi, himself disabled. He has completed a Diamond Sorting trainee programme with DBSSSA that has led to a short-term employment contract as a sorter. Jabulani...
Jul 11, 2017 8:30 AM ET
De Beers' Emmarencia Shanglee Talks About Her Experiences as a Woman in Mining
How long have you been with Namdeb? I joined Namdeb in 2005 on a bursary and started my career there as a graduate metallurgist in 2008, making this year the ninth year in the company’s service. I am now Assistant Plant Superintendent. What made you choose Namdeb? Growing up, Namdeb always had a reputation for being the best mining company to work for....
Jun 28, 2017 8:30 AM ET