Recognition

The Diavik Diamond Mine has won international acclaim as a leader in mine engineering and in successful sustainable development and community contribution. For us at Diavik, the awards and recognitions confirm our commitment to our workforce, the environment, local communities, and our customers.

The following lists our achievements since the commissioning of the mine.

Date

Recognition

October 2013

Canada's Top 100 Employer

October 2013

Canadian Wind Energy Association group leadership award for Diavik mine wind project

September 2013

Mine rescue team wins 11th National Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition, North America's largest mine rescue competition

May 2013

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists environmental excellence award

March 2012

Det'on Cho Corporation prosperity award

October 2012

Canada's Top 100 Employer

October 2012

9.2 megawatt four turbine wind farm operational and Diavik becomes world's first remote off grid mine with wind-diesel hybrid power supply

September 2012

Mine rescue team, among 26 teams from 13 countries, finishes third at 8th International Mine Rescue Competition in Donetsk, Ukraine

September 2012

Open pit mining concludes and successful transition to all underground mine complete

June 2012

Mine rescue team wins the North's 55th annual Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission mine rescue competition

October 2011

Canada's Top 100 Employer

June 2011

Fourth regional John T. Ryan safety award

June 2011

Mine rescue team wins underground division of 10th National Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition, North America's largest mine rescue competition

June 2011

Spending with Aboriginal business and their joint ventures surpasses $2 billion

May 2011

Progressive Aboriginal relations Gold designation from Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business  

September 2010

3 million hours without a lost time injury

May 2010

First national John T. Ryan safety award

March 2010

Underground mine opening ceremony

October 2009

Canada's Top 100 Employer

Summer 2009

Mine rescue team wins territorial and North American western regional mine rescue competitions  

Summer 2009

Spending with local northern companies surpasses $3 billion

April 2008

Third regional John T. Ryan safety award

January 2006

Spending with Aboriginal businesses surpasses $1 billion

September 2005

Conference Board of Canada workplace literacy award

June 2005

NAPEGG civic award

May 2005

Second regional John T. Ryan safety award

March 2005

PDAC E3 award

January 2005

Progressive Aboriginal Relations gold designation from Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business  

January 2005

Diavik Environmental Management System and Product Splitting Facility achieve international ISO certifications

May 2004

First regional John T. Ryan safety award

July 2003

Diavik Diamond Mine opening ceremony

May 2003

1.9 million safe hours

May 2003

A154 dike awarded the professional engineering award of merit by NAPEGG and the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers' national award for engineering achievement

January 2003

Diamond production begins

December 2002

Mine construction completed

November 2002

Construction team reaches 1 million safe hours

December 2000

Regulatory and investor approvals given to build the Diavik Diamond Mine