Sustainability overview

  • WE ARE COMMITTED TO:
    A GOAL OF ZERO HARM

  • WE ARE COMMITTED TO:
    A GOAL OF ZERO HARM

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.

Our principles

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.

Materiality

Managing matters that are most material to our sustainability

We consider material matters to be those topics that have a direct or indirect impact on our ability to create or preserve economic environmental and social value for our organisation, our stakeholders and society at large. Material matters, there, include both risks that must be managed as well as opportunities that could be captured to enhance the viability of the business in the short, medium and long term.

Our material matter identification process

We follow a three-step process to determine which matters are most material to the ongoing viability of our business

IDENTIFY

To understand our broader risks and opportunities we look at:
Our economic
context
 
Our social
context
Our environmental
context
Our business context
Our business context includes risks and opportunities that rise from within the business

Our relationships
Through the stakeholder engagement process, key concerns are brought to the attention of management and the Board

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.

RESPOND AND MANAGE

OUR MATERIAL MATTERS

Financial and operational

Governance and ethics

Employees

Social

Environmental