Forevermark diamonds come from mines that play a part in their communities. The hospital at the Orapa mine in Botswana, working in partnership with Botswana’s Ministry of Health, also functions as a district hospital, providing medical services to the local community as well as its employees and their families.
You can be assured that Forevermark diamonds not only come from conflict-free sources but are also a force for good.
Forevermark diamonds benefit the countries and communities from which they originate.
HOW DO WE SELECT OUR MINING SOURCES?
Forevermark diamonds only come from a few carefully selected mines that are committed to high business, social and environmental standards. For example, they must adhere to strict employment practices encompassing fairness, health, safety and wellbeing, and must ensure that they do not cause an adverse effect on the environment. These mines are located in various countries including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Australia and Canada.
REDUCING WATER FOOTPRINT
Water scarcity is a global issue and we engage mining sources that work to reduce their water footprint. De Beers Marine Namibia vessels, which mine diamonds off the coast of Namibia, do this by using seawater for processing. They also use desalinated water for domestic freshwater requirements on board the vessels.
Forevermark diamonds come from mines that operate with consideration for the environment, such as Jwaneng mine in Botswana. Its 17,000 hectare Game Park, located within the boundaries of the Jwaneng Mining lease, is home to around 1,700 animals and also hosts a field unit for Cheetah Conservation Botswana.