Diamond Packaging Wins 2022 EcoVadis Sustainability Leadership Award
Diamond Packaging announced it 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.
“We’re honored with this recognition, as it validates our sustainability practices and value as a supply chain partner,” said Dennis Bacchetta, director of marketing and founding member of Diamond’s Green Team. “We remain committed to producing more sustainable packaging through the use of recyclable or recycled materials and energy-efficient production methods, while reducing carbon emissions to mitigate the risks of climate change.”
EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains. EcoVadis was founded with the belief that global businesses can make a huge positive impact on improving environmental and social practices globally, through their supply chains.
The EcoVadis rating methodology covers 21 criteria across four themes of Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. It is based on leading sustainability standards, including the UN Global Compact Principles, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard, the ISO 26000 standard, and the CERES Roadmap, and is supervised by an international scientific committee.
Diamond ranked in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in the category “Manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard”. Diamond ranked highest in the Environment category, which comprises both operational factors (e.g., energy consumption, waste management) and product stewardship (e.g., product use, customer health and safety).
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, Diamond’s packaging is designed utilizing recyclable or recycled paperboards (many FSC-certified), and manufactured using 100% clean, renewable wind energy, in a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) and Carbon Neutral (Scope 1 and Scope 2) facility.
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