Diamond Packaging, a designer and manufacturer of paperboard and plastic folding cartons for the personal care, health care, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and consumer electronics industries, has been awarded a Gold rating for the second consecutive year, based on its participation in the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment in April 2018. Diamond’s score classifies the overall CSR performance of the Rochester (NY) headquartered company as “Advanced,” and places it in the top 2% of suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis in all categories.
The EcoVadis methodology covers 21 criteria across four themes of Environment, Labour Practices, Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement. The methodology is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000, covering 180 spend categories and 150 countries.
Diamond was ranked in the top 4% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in the category “Manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard”, and in the top 2% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in all categories. Diamond ranked highest in the Environment category, which comprises both operational factors (e.g., energy consumption, waste management) and product stewardship (e.g., product end-of-life, customer health and safety issues).
“Diamond reported on its industry-leading 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. Today, all of Diamond’s packaging is manufactured using 100% clean, renewable wind energy and produced in a Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill (ZMWL) facility,” explained the company in a release.