Diamond Greenbox Initiative
Diamond is committed to working toward a cleaner environment. We developed our 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.
Our designers create packaging that is both innovative and sustainable, while considering factors such as product protection, usability, billboard space, and first moment of truth (FMOT).
Diamond carefully evaluates materials and suppliers to make the best recommendation for our customers’ products.
From concept to completion, our approach to package design addresses sustainability throughout the supply chain. This includes incorporating best practices at the plant level: renewable energy, energy efficiency, process improvements, and waste recycling.
Diamond's industry-leading sustainability initiatives have been recognized by trade organizations, customers, and non-profit organizations (NPOs).
Contact us for a full awards list.
EcoVadis Sustainability Leadership Award
Diamond has been named Best Performer The Americas in the EcoVadis Sustainability Leadership Awards 2022 dedicated to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Winners were announced during Sustain 2022, the must-attend event for anyone at the intersection of sustainability and procurement, sourcing, and supply chain.
The award recognizes companies that are leading the charge in sustainability practices around the globe. With a Platinum rating on its 2021 EcoVadis assessment, Diamond is among the top performers of all SMEs assessed in 2021 in the region and one of only 12 companies worldwide to receive this distinction.
EcoVadis Platinum Award
Diamond has been awarded a Platinum rating by EcoVadis, the leading global advocate for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The award is the highest recognition given by EcoVadis and places Diamond in the top 1% of all companies evaluated worldwide. Diamond had received a Gold rating the previous four years.
Diamond is the first U.S.-based folding carton supplier to receive this distinction.
Environmental Innovation Award
Diamond was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Seneca Park Zoo Society's Environmental Innovation Award in the Large Business category. The company was recognized for demonstrating original solutions to current environmental issues, with cross-functional sustainability practices throughout the company.
P&G Excellence in Sustainability Award
Diamond was selected as a 2016 P&G External Business Partner Excellence in Sustainability Award winner – the ONLY packaging supplier worldwide to receive this distinction.
Sustainable Leadership Award
Diamond Packaging was a winner of Cannabis & Tech Today's 2021 Sustainable Leadership Award in the Packaging category.
The competition, sponsored by Cannabis & Tech Today in partnership with Regennabis, shines a light on companies acting as stewards of the environment along every step of the cannabis life cycle, from sustainable growing practices to eco-friendly packaging.
Tell Your Environmental Story
Through On-Product Labeling
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Our experienced and talented staff has the skills and expertise you can trust with your brand. They successfully build the bridge between the creative design and the final product, ensuring that the package comes to life in the retail environment.
They will also advise you on the proper implementation of environmental or sustainability-related symbols and artwork, including:
- Recyclable / Recycled logos
- FSC label
- Carton Made with Wind Energy logo
Diamond's 'Green Team'
Diamond’s ‘Green Team’ meets on a regular basis to assess progress and determine short-term goals, including achieving greater manufacturing efficiencies (and the resultant decreased energy demands), and long-term goals, including more comprehensive tracking of Scope 3 emissions with the aim of decreasing or offsetting them.
We have set an absolute target of a 2% reduction in electricity consumption (and corresponding GHG emissions) per year for the next 10 years (20% total reduction), based on a 2011 baseline. We have also set an intensity target of a 1% reduction in Scope 1 + Scope 2 emissions (per unit of production) per year for the next 10 years (10% total reduction).
This will be achieved through more efficient production processes and energy-saving methods.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
Diamond Packaging supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a taxonomy around which data can be monitored, managed, collected, collated and reported.
Diamond measures and reports on where existing business practices and/or projects impact on one or more of the SDGs, including:
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 copy of Diamond's 2022 Sustainability Report or to request a free Green Promo Kit, which includes printed samples of several different paperboard options and their environmental attributes.