May. 6, 2008
Diamond Packaging Certified as a Women-Owned Business

Rochester, NY – Diamond Packaging, a leading provider of packaging and contract packaging services, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents' Education Organization (WPEO), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on the WBENC certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

“Certification is important for expanding our company’s visibility among decision makers in corporate supplier diversity and procurement,” said Karla Fichter, chief executive officer of Diamond Packaging. “Our status will enable us to cultivate relationships with larger companies that place an emphasis on working with women-owned businesses.”

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women Presidents' Education Organization is based on a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

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.