About Diavik

About Diavik

At Diavik, our professional team operates our world class diamond mine in one of the most challenging environments in the world, the subarctic tundra of Canada's Northwest Territories.

Our most important value is safety and everyone at Diavik builds safety into every aspect of their work. Safety is a shared responsibility and we believe Zero Harm is achievable. As a business, we have committed the resources required to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and every member of our team is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of their colleagues.

At Diavik, we are committed to ensuring we protect the environment in which we operate. Our environmental management system is certified to the ISO global standard and our operation is designed to have minimal impact on the land, water, and wildlife.

Equally important are our community partnerships which generate employment, and significant business benefits to local communities, many of which are Aboriginal. We also invest locally through our community contribution program and scholarships. Our objective is to operate sustainably and to be a responsible operator contributing positively to the North.

Learn more about how we deliver on our commitment to the North through our just released 2016 sustainable development report.

Diavik is a proven underground mine. Diavik will continue to produce high quality gems to 2023 and potentially beyond. Diavik has a bright future ahead which will see us continue to deliver on our social, environmental, and economic commitments.

The Diavik Diamond Mine is a Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. (60 per cent ownership) and Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership (40 per cent ownership) unincorporated joint venture. Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc. Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership is wholly owned by Dominion Diamond Corporation. Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. manages the operation of the mine.


Diavik’s vision is to be Canada's premier diamond producer, creating a legacy of responsible safety, environmental, and employee development practice and enduring community benefit. Underpinning this vision is our commitment to the following values and principles:

  • We treat ourselves and all those with whom we meet and work with dignity, consideration and respect
  • We are committed to active partnership with local communities, businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations 
  • We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and to contributing long term value to our investors and to the North
  • We strive for excellence in all we do
  • We believe in using resources wisely, continuing a tradition which has been practiced for centuries by the people of the North