Product Feature: Heritage Resource Management

Product Feature: Heritage Resource Management

Heritage Resource Management Digby Wells Environmental

Cultural heritage resources are intrinsic to the history and beliefs of communities. They characterise community identity and cultures, are finite, nonrenewable and irreplaceable. Considering the innate value of cultural heritage resources, the Digby Wells Heritage Resources Management (HRM) Process acknowledges that these cultural heritage resources have lasting worth as evidence of the origins of life, humanity and society.

Celebrating Earth Day 2020

Celebrating Earth Day 2020

On World Earth Day, 22 April 2020, we celebrated the beauty of our planet. Driven by our vision “To move us from the world we live in, to the world we seek”, Digby Wells Environmental has, for the last 25 years, provided sustainable environmental and social solutions throughout the resources industry.

Climate change, the theme for the 50th Year Anniversary of Earth Day, represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. In support of this, Digby Wells continues to provide services geared towards a zero-carbon future.

Covid-19 Announcement

Covid-19 Announcement

The safety and security of our employees, clients and the communities in which we work are our highest priority and this value guides all our decisions to ensure we can continue deliver the highest quality of service, while ensuring the safety and security of all. 

Digby Wells has been closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19, as we do all health and safety matters, and has been proactively addressing the issue. 

Currently all South African, Botswana, United Kingdom and Jersey staff are working from home. Staff remain contactable through email, telephone and video conferencing (MSTeams; Skype). Our Tanzanian and Malian Offices remain open.

Digby Wells has had no alternative but to postpone international travel for projects and it won’t recommence these until it is safe to do so.  Impacts of these decisions on Projects are being assessed and solutions jointly discussed and formulated with clients.  

All projects work that can continue whilst observing country specific and client restrictions will be done in consultation with our clients. 

Digby Wells Environmental will provide regular updates and remains proactively prepared to make decisions based on current developments and in response to any changing conditions to ensure we keep our employees, clients and communities safe.

Making A Difference on World Wetlands Day

Making A Difference on World Wetlands Day

Commemorating World Wetlands Day, Digby Wells Environmental Aquatic, Wetland and Ecology specialists Julia Ndou, Byron Bester and Tebogo Khoza, aided in the facilitation of the miniSASS activity, in support of the annual World Wetlands Day event at the Colbyn Wetland Nature Reserve, South Africa.

Hosted by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, affiliated with Friends of Colbyn Valley and the Agricultural Research Council, assisted by WetRest Centre for Wetland Research and Training, the South African Wetland Society and BirdLife Northern Gauteng, the event sought to create awareness and educate our youth on the importance of wetlands and rivers, and the role they play a in protecting them.

Celebrating 25 Years: Sustainability Breakfast

Celebrating 25 Years: Sustainability Breakfast

Throughout our history, our team has based the projects undertaken on the philosophy of partnership resulting in Digby Wells Environmental (Digby Wells) becoming the preferred partner in offering sustainable solutions across the resources, infrastructure, energy and agricultural sectors.

In celebrating this milestone, Digby Wells Environmental hosted  our 10th Annual Sustainability Breakfast at The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town.

Founder and CEO, Graham Trusler, opened the morning with a presentation looking back at the history of our company, Digby Wells. Having completed projects throughout five of the seven continents, our partnership in providing innovative and practical environmental and social solutions to Barrick, Exxaro Resources, DRDGold, East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) and Kazangula were demonstrated, to name a few.

Mr Grant Beringer,  Barrick Group’s Sustainability Executive presented on Barrick’s Sustainability Principles and Mr Mongezi Veti, Executive Head of Sustainability of Exxaro, presented on Environmental and Climate Change Stewardship within Exxaro. Closing the morning sessions, Digby Wells Legal Services Director, Lucy Stevens, presented on Digby Wells’ involvement in the Resettlement Action Plan of the largest pipeline project in Africa, EACOP.

All presentations were well received, and we thank all industry partners who participated in the event.

 

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