Sustainability is fundamental to our success as an organization and in delivering lasting economic and social benefits to all of our stakeholders and the communitites in which we live and work

— Eira Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

OUR MISSION

Using innovation, creating value, making a difference across the diamond industry

Lucara believes that sustainability is a long-term commitment that requires focus and discipline to help drive continuous improvements in all areas of our business and is fundamental to our success as an organization and in delivering broad based, lasting economic and social benefits to all of our stakeholders and the communities in which we live and work. 

Our Values

Respect
We respect and listen to our people, our communities and our local governments.

Health & Safety
What we do at work, we do at home.

Transparency & Trustworthy
Communicating with openness and honesty.

Collaboration
Creating positive economic and social benefits; partnering with our communities.

Integrity
Delivering on our promises and commitments.

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ENVIRONMENT

Lucara is committed to sustainable development and continuous improvement. This requires us to apply the precautionary principle in all of our planning. Thorough environmental and social impact assessments assist us in developing robust management systems and plans that minimize adverse impacts and identify and maximize opportunities for sustainable investments.

Our commitments are set out in our Environmental Policy, which we review every two years, last updated in January 2017.

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SOCIAL

Lucara’s contributions extend beyond the creation of jobs. Through collaboration and partnerships, Lucara's investments in sustainable initiatives are aimed at strengthening local communities.

Our commitments are set out in our CSR Policy, which we review every two years and which was last updated in January 2017.

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Governance

We have adopted and apply good international corporate governance principles aligned with our values and the requirements of publicly listed mining companies. 

Corporate responsibility is central to our strategic and operational thinking. We cannot sustain good financial and operational performance without simultaneously achieving our objectives in health and safety, environmental stewardship, human resource development, and community investment.

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ENVIRONMENT

Lucara is committed to sustainable development and continuous improvement. This requires us to apply the precautionary principle in all of our planning. Thorough environmental and social impact assessments assist us in developing robust management systems and plans that minimize adverse impacts and identify and maximize opportunities for sustainable investments.

Our commitments are set out in our Environmental Policy, which we review every two years, last updated in January 2017.

 More on ENVIRONMENT

SOCIAL

Lucara’s contributions extend beyond the creation of jobs. Through collaboration and partnerships, Lucara's investments in sustainable initiatives are aimed at strengthening local communities.

Our commitments are set out in our CSR Policy, which we review every two years and which was last updated in January 2017.

 More on SOCIAL

Governance

We have adopted and apply good international corporate governance principles aligned with our values and the requirements of publicly listed mining companies. 

Corporate responsibility is central to our strategic and operational thinking. We cannot sustain good financial and operational performance without simultaneously achieving our objectives in health and safety, environmental stewardship, human resource development, and community investment.

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2018 Botswana Workforce Statistics

792

total
workforce

98%

are Botswana
Nationals

Our Contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Partnerships

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)
The Kimberley Process is an international certification program designed to remove conflict diamonds – defined as rough diamonds used to finance wars against governments - from the global supply chain. The KPCS imposes extensiverequirements on its members (governments and companies) to enable certification of rough diamond shipments as ‘conflict-free’ and prevent conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate trade.

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
The RJC is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organisation.Its membership spans the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members commit to, and are independently audited against, the RJC Code of Practices, an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The code addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and other important topics in the jewellery supply chain.

Diamond Producers Association (DPA)
The DPA, formed in May 2015 by seven leading diamond companies, exists to maintain and enhance consumer demand for, and confidence in diamonds, and to maintain a strong focus on sustainability. Its focus is broad, from employee health and safety and working conditions to partnership with local communities, supply chain integrity, environmentalmanagement, financial transparency and product disclosure.

To shed light on the reality of modern diamond mining, the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) commissioned independent research on its Members, who comprise nearly all (75%) of the world’s diamond production. DPA Members include: ALROSA, Dominion Diamond Mines, De Beers Group, Lucara Diamond, Petra Diamonds, Rio Tinto and Murowa Diamonds. The study was carried out by Trucost, a leader in carbon and environmental data 

  • Total Clarity Report (PDF)  
  • Trucost Report (PDF)

UN Global Compact (UNGC) This UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. Participating companies align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA)
We also comply with Canada’s ESTMA and the EU Transparency and Accounting Directive