In addition to the revenues our mining operations generated for the Government of Botswana, we contribute to local economic development through:
• Direct employment and the employment of local contractors;
• Preferential procurement from local suppliers; and
• Enterprise development and social investment.
Debswana has a preferred procurement policy which emphasises the development of local business. Our citizen spend and local procurement spend in 2012 amounted to more
than BWP 3,5 billion. Debswana also assessed and registered 195 new citizen-owned companies into the company’s supply chain system during 2012.
Supply Chain Management at Debswana Diamond Company plays a vital role in contributing to the company’s commitment to a high performance organisation and being the world’s leading diamond mining company.
Purchasing, category management, contracts and supplier management for goods and services are undertaken at the most appropriate level for each category and coordinated from a Centre Led Supply Chain organization at Debswana’s Head Office in Gaborone.
Strategic Category Management are based at Head Office
Contracts Management are based at Head Office and Operations
Purchasing are based at Head Office and Operations
Warehousing are done at the Operations
Quality Assurance are based at Head Office and Operations
The Supply Chain Management building is situated along the road to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport.
The above provides a heightened focus on customer satisfaction whilst leading the organisation from a Total Cost of Ownership to a Total Value Management mind-set as customers are happiest when costs are low and quality and service delivery performance is high.
Supply Chain Management also prides itself on driving Debswana Diamond Companies Citizen Economic Empowerment agenda aimed at:
Increasing the participation of citizen owned companies in the supply of goods and services to Debswana.
Incentivising business partners/ suppliers to engage in meaningful capacity building for citizen and citizen owned companies.
For more information on Supply Chain Policies, Standards and Commitments please contact:
Group Supply Chain Manager
PO Box 329