Communities

Lucara Diamond aims to create sustainable value in host communities and countries in which we operate. Our operations contribute to the social and economic development and wealth of host communities through a number of channels:

  • Wages and salaries paid to employees and contractors
  • Taxes, royalties, and fees
  • Procurement of goods and services
  • Installation/upgrading of local infrastructure
  • Support of community development programs

Lucara contributes directly to the Lundin for Africa Foundation (LFA), the philanthropic arm of the Lundin Group of Companies. LFA supports, through a combination of grants and impact investments, innovative, vertically-integrated approaches to poverty alleviation in the areas of agriculture, financial services for the poor, and private sector development. In Lesotho, these include a village savings and loan program with CARE CANADA and a rural health initiative with Partners in Health.