Jun. 15, 2015

Diamond Packaging Awarded Silver Recognition Level for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practices

Rochester, NY – Diamond Packaging has been granted a Silver Recognition Level following an assessment on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) conducted by EcoVadis in May 2015. The result places Diamond among the top 30% of all performers evaluated by EcoVadis.

Diamond was ranked in the Top 11% and Top 15%, respectively, in Fair Business Practices and Environment, of all suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in the category “Manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard”.

CSR is the continuing commitment to behave responsibly by integrating social and environmental concerns into business operations. CSR goes beyond regulatory compliance to focus on how companies manage their economic, social, and environmental impacts, as well as their relationships with stakeholders (e.g., employees, suppliers, and government).

EcoVadis aims to improve environmental and social practices of companies by leveraging the influence of global supply chains. The EcoVadis methodology is at the core of its CSR analysis system, covering 21 criteria across four themes of Environment, Labor Practices, Ethics/Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement.

The Environment category comprises both operational factors (e.g., energy consumption, waste management, etc.) and product stewardship (e.g., product end-of-life, customer health and safety issues). Diamond reported on its greenbox sustainability initiative to research, design, and implement packaging solutions that are innovative and sustainable. The core of the initiative – designs, materials, and methods – represents a comprehensive approach to packaging that minimizes environmental impact throughout the supply chain.

The Fair Business Practice category focuses primarily on corruption and bribery issues, as well as anti-competition and responsible marketing. Diamond maintains strict policies and procedures on these and other business practices.

About Diamond Packaging

Founded in 1911, Diamond Packaging is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business specializing in developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. Utilizing state of-the-art technologies, Diamond designs and manufactures paperboard and plastic folding cartons, and provides contract packaging services for the personal care (cosmetics, hair care, skin care, fragrance, oral care, and shaving), health care, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food and confectionery industries. Its client portfolio includes Bausch & Lomb, Beiersdorf, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Godiva Chocolatier, L’Oreal, Otter Products, Procter & Gamble, and Shiseido. As part of the Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA), Diamond and its alliance members offer packaging solutions to companies operating on an international scale. Customers receive responsive, localized service, award-winning creative designs, identical product specifications and consistent brand recognition, resulting in unparalleled worldwide packaging support. For more information about Diamond Packaging, visit www.diamondpackaging.com.

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