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De Beers Reports on “Meaningful Progress” in Sustainability Goals

De Beers lists achievement in face of “ongoing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic”
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In its recently released “Building Forever 2021 sustainability report, the De Beers Group claims to have made “meaningful progress” towards its 2030 sustainability goals.

 

In a press release, the miner said: “In the first full year since announcing the 12 goals, De Beers made meaningful progress in each of its priority focus areas – leading ethical practices, protecting the natural world, partnering for thriving communities and accelerating equal opportunity – despite ongoing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, which continued to impact the company’s operating environment in 2021.”

 

According to Rough & Polished, among its achievements De Beers enumerates an increased capacity of De Beers Group’s Tracr, its diamond traceability blockchain platform; reduced energy intensity by 11% as De Beers strives to be carbon neutral across its operations by 2030; supporting more than 2,600 jobs through enterprise development initiatives in southern Africa and more than 18,000 students at 25 schools in South Africa; and many others.

 

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