Jan. 27, 2011

Diamond Awarded Membership to EPA’s 2011 Green Power Leadership Club

Rochester, NY – Diamond Packaging has been awarded membership to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2011 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. The Green Power Leadership Club's purchase requirements are ten times the purchase requirements for the Green Power.

“EPA commends our leading partners for their continued commitment to protecting the environment by using green power,” said Ann Bailey, Acting Director, EPA Climate Protection Partnerships Division. “By supporting green power, Diamond Packaging is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, supporting clean energy technologies, and contributing to a clean energy future.”

Since 2007 Diamond has purchased clean, renewable wind energy for 100% of its electrical energy requirements through RG&E and wind energy marketer and developer Community Energy.

According to the EPA, Diamond's green power purchase of more than 6 million kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of more than 800 passenger vehicles per year, or is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power more than 600 average American homes annually.

The wind energy purchase is part of Diamond’s greenbox initiative, the company’s commitment 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.

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 comprehensive contract packaging services for the personal care (cosmetics & skin care, fragrance, hair care), health care, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food and confectionery industries. Its client portfolio includes Bausch & Lomb, Beiersdorf, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Godiva Chocolatier, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, and Procter & Gamble. 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, contact Dennis Bacchetta at (585) 334-8030 x229 or visit the website at www.diamondpackaging.com. For more information about Diamond’s greenbox initiative, visit the sustainability microsite at www.diamondpackaging.com/green.