Anglo American plc contributes to DDI
Benevolent and the most charitable division of De Beers affiliate parent company, Anglo American plc have made a three-year handout; a payment to a common fund to the DDI (Diamond Development International) to promote an accountable sourcing as well as makes the lives of the artisanal diamond miners and their families in Africa better.
Anglo American Group grants to diamond development International a three-year contribution in order to promote responsible sourcing and perk up the lives of the artisanal diamond miners along with their families residing in Africa. The donation or funding from the Anglo American Group, the charitable division of the De Beers parent company enables the DDI to carry out the fundamental functions such as the registration of artisanal miners as well as the implementation of the Development Diamond Standards at mining locations. Further, in the statement stated by the DDI on 18th of December, the group is also involved in the development support for communities in need like the facility of the clean water and education. The chairman of the DDI board, Iran Smillie praised the work and initiative of the Anglo-American group or their vision and magnanimity. He too mentioned that the group has proven themselves to be a leader in the DDI’s effort to make diamonds a driving source for development. Anglo American’s social performance group head, Jonathan Samuel too portrays that the panel’s relationship with the Development Diamond International is significant because it affords them an opportunity to be acquainted with the vital role of artisanal diamond diggers. Moreover, be familiar with their communities so as to contribute effectively to their social and economic development.