Dominion Diamond Corporation upholds an integrated approach to corporate responsibility that encompasses all aspects of responsible business.
The Company is committed to operating in a sustainable manner and with the utmost integrity to enhance the positive economic, environmental and social impacts of its business while maximizing the resources it mines. Our commitment is guided by the principles of social responsibility, environmental stewardship and economic sustainability.
At Dominion Diamond Corporation, we believe people are our most important asset. That is why we are fully committed to the health, safety and well-being of our employees and to establishing strong, lasting and respectful relationships with the people and communities with whom we work. This includes working collaboratively with Aboriginal and local community leaders, stakeholder groups and governments by sharing information and engaging to better understand their needs and expectations.
To meet our commitment to help protect our fragile northern environment, we maintain a high standard of environmental stewardship throughout all phases of our operations.
The Company is fully committed to ensuring our northern mines continue to be an important cornerstone of the Northwest Territories economy. To this end, we will report regularly on our progress in fulfilling our obligations to stakeholders.
As part of our overall commitment to excellence, we will set measurable goals, improve performance against those goals over time and report that performance in a transparent and timely manner.
Responsible Trade in Diamonds
Dominion Diamond Corporation is committed to ensuring that all aspects of its business – including diamond mining and the sale of rough diamonds – reflect the highest standards of conduct.
Canada subscribes to an international system of certification and warranties known as the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and The System of Warranties. The KPCS is a joint initiative between government, the diamond industry, and Non Governmental Organizations that imposes extensive requirements on its member countries to enable them to certify the origin of their rough diamonds and prevent illicit or “conflict” diamonds from entering legitimate trade. The System of Warranties is an extension of the Kimberley Process where members of the diamond trade provide a written guarantee on all invoices that the diamonds are conflict free. All warranties whether given or received must be audited and reconciled on an annual basis. The System of Warranties provides assurance that diamonds are from conflict free sources all the way to the diamond jewellery retailer.
As Canada subscribes to the KPCS, diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine (in which the Company holds a 40 per cent interest), and the Ekati Diamond Mine (in which the Company holds a controlling interest), are conflict free.