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Headquarters in South Africa
De Beers is jointly owned by Anglo American, Central Holdings (which represents the Oppenheimer family) and the Government of Botswana.
Supporter of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
So. Africa: "Rough and Polished" report alleges tax avoidance by diamond mining companies; De Beers denies claim
A recent study, “Rough and polished: a case study of the diamond pricing and valuation system”, has found that “…South Africa’s diamond industry is benefitting from royalty and export tax structures riddled with loopholes, shortchanging citizens of...
Author: Oxfam America
This research backgrounder provides an overview of global policies and standards pertaining to Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) relevant to the African context. The policies and standards highlighted in the report attest to a growing recognition of...
Author: Khadija Sharife & John Grobler, World Policy Journal
Omega’s illegal diamond trade linked countries in central Africa to Omega subsidiaries in Dubai and...Antwerp...Omega would purchase diamonds of questionable origin for little to no money in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe. They...
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- Related companies: ASCORP (Angola Selling Corporation) (joint venture Endiama, Lev Leviev Group, Omega Diamonds) De Beers Endiama (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola) Intuit Lev Leviev Group
Author: Juliane Kippenberg, Human Rights Watch, in International Business Times
A new standard [by the Responsible Jewellery Council] has just been introduced for companies in the jewellery supply chain with rules on labour rights, indigenous people's rights, the environment, and how to ensure that materials used aren't produced...
Author: Fiona Southward, International Peace Information Service (IPIS)
Ten years after the launch of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) this paper is the first in a two part series providing an overview of where the Kimberley Process (KP) and international efforts to combat the trade in conflict diamonds...
Author: Clara Ferreira-Marques, Reuters
[T]his week's sight is De Beers' last in London. From now on, the action will be in Gaborone…capital of Botswana…The 2011 decision to move…will shift more than $6 billion of annual rough diamond sales from an international financial center to a...
- Related companies: De Beers Debswana (joint venture De Beers & Botswana Govt.) Kemet Tiffany
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against 20 banks and corporations regarding reparations for alleged complicity of the defendants in abuses committed by the South African Apartheid regime.]
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