Recognitions and milestones

Recognitions and milestones

May: 2016  Production surpasses 100 million carats
May: 2015 Mining Association of Canada Towards Sustainable Mining Environmental Excellence award presented to Diavik and Ekati diamond mines for their grizzly bear DNA study
February
2015:
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Synergy Award for Innovation for the Diavik waste rock test pile project
November 2014: Rio Tinto announces US$350 million funding for A21 kimberlite development
December 2013:  Health, safety, environment, and quality systems recertified to International ISO and OHSAS standards
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: fine 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