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The mining companies in Botswana follow the best international environmental management practice and each of their major operations in Botswana has been awarded ISO14001 certification.
Wildlife conservation is a cornerstone of the mining operations and two game parks have been established around its two principal mines namely Jwaneng and Orapa, to preserve wildlife. These parks provide a vital sanctuary for wildlife in areas where wildlife has otherwise been forced out through encroachment, cattle-farming and poaching. The combined sizes of the parks are 29,885 ha.
The miners actively ensures that it meets and exceeds international and local environmental regulations, and is highly committed to minimising any negative impact diamond mining might have on the environment. They actively promote a culture of environmental responsibility and commitment towards sustainable development in Botswana.
The greenhouse gas footprint of a diamonds is
estimated at 160 kg CO2 per polished carat
Trustco ESG analysis - 2019
We offset the CO2 footprint of mining a Botswanamark™ diamond through our wood burning Zama Zama stove initiative in the Okavango Delta. This local initiative is run in collaboration with and managed by our partners at Ecoexist Trust
The stove holds an extremely unique position, it produces 4 carbon credits per annum. This not only effectively eliminates the stoves own footprint but actually continues to produce credits throughout its lifecycle.
It uses small sticks and twigs as fuel, rather than logs, so trees do not need to be chopped down. Using the wood stove as a means of cooking is a sustainable practice that uses no fossil fuels.