De Beers Honored For AIDS Policies

De Beers was honored for its HIV/AIDS counseling and testing policies by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS recently. The company received the award at the GBC’s Awards for Business Excellence gala, where the speakers included Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, and actress Angelina Jolie, a spokeswoman for the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. AIDS has become a serious issue for De Beers. The backbone of the company is in AIDS-ravaged Botswana, where as much as a third of the population has the disease. De Beers was commended for its programs run in partnership with the South African National Union of Mineworkers, which has led to an increase in the number of workers being tested. In some campaigns, 80 percent to 90 percent of the workplace received testing. De Beers said in a statement that testing is effective only if offered as
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