Sustainable Packaging Solutions
Diamond is committed to working toward a cleaner environment. We developed the Diamond greenbox sustainability initiative to research, design, and implement packaging solutions that are innovative and more sustainable.
The core of the initiative – designs, materials, and methods – represents a comprehensive approach to packaging that minimizes environmental impact throughout the supply chain.
Through creative design, careful material selection, and best practices at the plant level, Diamond is able to minimize waste, reduce shipping costs and increase efficiencies – all of which support a sustainable use of resources and cultivate a positive emotional connection to the brand.
FSC® Chain of Custody Certified
Diamond has obtained Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance. This certification reflects a growing trend in the paper and printing industry of companies making more environmentally and socially responsible supply chain decisions.
100% Renewable Wind Energy
Diamond signed a multi-year agreement to purchase clean, renewable wind energy for 100% of its electrical energy requirements through wind energy marketer and developer Community Energy. The purchase illustrates the company’s continued commitment to the environment and the community.
Diamond purchases approximately 9,671,000 kilowatt hours (kWhs) of renewable energy credits annually. The environmental benefit from this purchase is equal to offsetting approximately 7,197 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, the impact of which is equivalent to:
- The carbon sequestered by 8,477 acres of trees
- Removing 1,541 passenger vehicles from the road
EPA Green Power Leadership Club
Diamond has been awarded membership to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Leadership Club. By meeting the Leadership Club purchase requirements, Diamond has joined an elite group of Green Power Partners who are demonstrating exemplary environmental leadership.
Diamond achieved Zero Waste to Landfill status in 2014, becoming the first U.S.-based folding carton supplier to achieve the distinction. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits. It is also part of a demonstrable effort to design and produce packaging within a restorative and regenerative circular economy.
The Diamond greenbox initiative is one more way we plan to surpass our customers’ expectations today, tomorrow, and into a greener future.
Contact us to request a free Sustainability Promo Kit or visit our sustainability microsite for more information on Diamond's greenbox initiative.