Lucara Diamond Publishes 2013 Sustainability Report
Recently, , a new diamond producer, published its Lucara Diamond Corp . It highlights the sustainability performance of Lucara’s flagship and producing operation, the second sustainability report in Botswana. (Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-Eq) Karowe Diamond Mine
The was officially opened by the President of Botswana in August 2012. Karowe recovered 440,750 carats in 2013 and enjoys broad community support. This relationship was Karowe Diamond Mine during a visit by celebrated , community leaders and other dignitaries, as detailed further in the David Johnston, Governor General of Canada . report
One of the interesting aspects discussed in the
includes how report , a member of the Lucara , is assisted by the Lundin Group with the selection, design, and management of strategic community investments. For Karowe, the Lundin Foundation developed an innovative partnership with Lundin Foundation and the Botswana Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) to support early stage micro-enterprise development in the region hosting the Karowe operation. Barclays Bank Botswana
, Prizma has been assisting blogged previously with its sustainability reporting efforts over the past two reporting cycles. Prizma is also assisting Lucara with their sustainability reporting and other mining companies . In addition, Prizma's team member assist organizations seeking project finance from assurance efforts , Export Credit Agencies and Multilateral Financial Institutions by improving Equator Banks ESIAs to facilitate compliance with and contribute to IFC Performance Standards, reviews by Independent Engineers.
What is your experience with GRI-based sustainability reportng for junior mining companies? What are some of the tangible benefits such reporting exercises can generate for juniors?
Update: Prizma also assisted Lucara with the development of its 2014 Sustainability Report (GRI-G4) which can be accessed . here