De Beers Overall Winner of Sustainability Reporting AwardsOctober 18, 11
(IDEX Online News) – For the second year running, De Beers has been declared the Overall Winner in the ACCA South Africa Sustainability Reporting Awards for its Report to Society 2010.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the diamond miner's Report to Society has been recognized by ACCA South Africa. Both the 2009 and 2010 Report to Society have won the first prize in the Resources category, and won the Overall Winner, Best Sustainability Report.
Announcing the award, ACCA noted that De Beers “remains unmatched” in explaining its approach to sustainability management and reporting. Rating De Beers as “head and shoulders above anyone else,” ACCA judge Professor Neil Eccles cited the “overwhelming impression” that reporting is taken extremely seriously by the company.
ACCA has been a driving force in promoting transparency and accountability in reporting on sustainability issues for two decades. The Sustainability Reporting Awards aim to identify excellence and reward innovative attempts to communicate environmental and social corporate performance.
Commenting on the Award, Dr James Suzman, Director of Public Affairs for De Beers, said, “Winning these Awards for the second year is a great endorsement of our commitment to meet the expectations of our many different stakeholders in achieving our commercial goals. It’s particularly pleasing to be recognized for our leadership in this area, not only in the mining sector, but across all industries.