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Diamond brand Forevermark on track to achieve the 12 Building Forever Goals in the new decade

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Rhinos taking shade and grazing under trees in Botswana
 
Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group that has made a long-term commitment to take care of the natural environment and focus on ‘Building Forever’, is on track to achieve the 12 sustainability goals in the coming decade. These goals include leading ethical practices across the industry, partnering for thriving communities, protecting the natural world and accelerating equal opportunity.
In the run-up World Environment Day 2021 on June 5, here are some of the CSR initiatives undertaken by the brand that puts responsible sourcing at the very heart of their business:
– The brand has set aside land for the conservation of white rhinos and has also partnered with the Peace Parks Foundation to move 200 elephants across 1,000 miles to Mozambique for its untouched landscape and space.
– It recycles 83% of the water used for diamond mining by De Beers Group and other natural diamond companies.
– It helped found the Motswedi wa Thuto Education Centre in Botswana in 1993 under the Environment School Clubs. It creates awareness, offers training programs and promotes environmental clubs at local schools. Forevermark follows responsible business practices to ensure all its diamonds are conflict-free.

12 Building Forever goals

The 12 Building Forever goals focus on leading ethical practices across industry, partnering for thriving communities, protecting the natural world and accelerating equal opportunity

Leading Ethical Practices across Industry

By 2030 De Beers will:
– Extend its Best Practice Principles (a set of leading ethical, social and environmental standards) beyond its value chain to advance industry standards
– Provide the origin and impact of every diamond it discovers and sells
– Deliver scalable solutions to improve the livelihoods of artisanal miners

Partnering for Thriving Communities

By 2030 De Beers will:
– Achieve priority UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) health targets in all its partner communities
– Establish skills partnerships in all its partner communities
Have supported four jobs across its partner countries for every one job at its operations

Protecting the Natural World

By 2030 De Beers will:
– Be carbon neutral across its operations
– Reduce its water footprint by 50%
– Achieve a net positive impact on biodiversity

Accelerating Equal Opportunity

By 2030 De Beers will:
– Achieve equal opportunity, including gender parity, for employees across its workforce.
– Support 10,000 women entrepreneurs and engage 10,000 girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects
– Increase the diversity of creative talent in the diamond jewellery sector
“At Forevermark and the De Beers Group, our commitment to protecting the natural world and our environment is long term and ongoing. We are always looking at sustainable ways to bring about a positive change in the countries where our natural diamonds are sourced. Now, more than ever, each of us must be responsible for the world we inhabit and together, create a clean and green living space,” said Sachin Jain, President, Forevermark India. All Forevermark customers can be rest assured that the diamonds they own are not only beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced, each piece is doing some good to nature, wildlife and even to the communities across the world.

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