DeBeers

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DeBeers is the worlds largest diamond supplier, operating 50% of the mines in the world, and purchasing 80% of all diamonds sold on the open market.

It has mines in Botswana, Namibia, Canada, Russia, and Tanzania. The company is owned by South African resources giant Anglo American (45%), the Oppenheimer family (40%) and the Government of Botswana (15%). [1]

Lobbying

The company spent $140,000 for lobbying in the U.S. in 2007 through the lobbying firm The Duberstein Group. [2]

Personnel

Directors
Accessed November 2007: [3]

Contact info

Private Bag X01, Southdale
Johannesburg, 2135, South Africa
Phone: +27-11-374-7000
Fax: +27-11-374-7700
Web: http://www.debeersgroup.com

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 DeBeers Profile, Hoovers, accessed June 2008.
  2. DeBeers lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed June 2008.
  3. Directorate, DeBeers, accessed November 26, 2007.

External articles

External resources

  • Website, Kimberley Process, accessed June 2008.