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Social Responsibility Diamond Packaging Social Responsibility Report 2015

Contents Corporate Profile Diversity Supplier Responsibility Corporate Giving

Environmental Stewardship Diamond’s greenbox initiative Recognition Associations Contact Information

corporate profile diamond packaging

Utilizing state of-the-art technologies, Diamond designs and manufactures paperboard and plastic folding cartons, counter-top displays, blister cards and sample packaging, and provides comprehensive contract packaging services.

Diamond differentiates itself through award-winning creative designs, packaging innovation/technical expertise, Diamond’s greenbox sustainability initiative, and its Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA).

Sales (2014): USD $50.3 million Material Consumption: 11000 tons Employees: 220 Major Customers: Bausch & Lomb, Beiersdorf, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Godiva, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble

Personal Care 55%

Other 17%

60 50

Millions (USD)

Founded in 1911, Diamond Packaging is a WBENCcertified, global industry leader specializing in developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions.

Health Care 23%

Pharmaceutical 5%

40 30 20 10 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Sales Growth

Market Segments

woman-owned business wbenc-certified Diamond Packaging is certified as a women's business enterprise through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). 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. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, and we can add diversity to your supply chain.

diversity Diversity Female, Hispanic 0%


Female, White 18%

Diamond employees (220)

Male, American Indian 0%

Female, Black 4%

Female, Asian 0%

Female, American Indian 0% Female, Native Hawaiian 0% Female, Two or more races 1%

Male, White

Male, Native Hawaiian 0%

Male, Hispanic Male, Black

Male, Two or more races 0%

Male, Asian

Male, Asian 1%

Male, American Indian

Male, Native Hawaiian Male, Two or more races Female, White Female, Hispanic

Male, Black 7%

Female, Black Female, Asian

Female, American Indian Male, Hispanic 6%

Male, White 63%

Female, Native Hawaiian Female, Two or more races

social inclusion Diversity

recent hires

Long Term Unemployed, 4, 10% Social Inclusion, 7, 17%

New hires 2013-14 (41)

Non-Minority Minority Social Inclusion Long Term Unemployed

Minority, 10, 24%

Non-Minority, 20, 49%

employees diamond employees Our work with Fortune 500 companies has helped make a difference in the community in many ways, through increased employment, employees wages, increased spend with all suppliers (including diverse), and corporate giving. Our commitment to packaging innovation and value creation can only be made possible through our highly-skilled workforce. Approximately 98% of Diamond employees live in the areas surrounding our company location in Rochester, NY.

economic benefits economic sustainability Diamond Packaging, along with other successful Rochester-area manufacturers, are essential to helping the local economy grow. In 2014 U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro to designate Rochester, NY, a federal Promise Zone. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that nearly one-third of Rochester’s city population lives in poverty, with the number climbing to over 50 percent for children. Diamond is committed to making a difference in the community through economic sustainability and positive quality of life outcomes.

People QuickFacts

Rochester, NY

New York State

Households, 20092013



Persons per household, 20092013



Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2009-2013



Median household income, 2009-2013



Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013



diverse suppliers supply chain Diamond takes its social and ethical responsibilities seriously, and we expect that everyone who contributes to our success also continues to strive for healthy and diverse work environments. It is important to partner with other companies that are also strong advocates for supplier diversity in the community because it will expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for diverse business owners.

Diamond actively seeks out other minority-owned businesses and has increased annual spend (with these companies) by 16% since 2012.

This includes suppliers for: • • • • • •

Apparel Corrugated boxes Industrial supplies Office furniture Office supplies Promotional items

Diamond also tracks annual spend with small businesses (under 20 employees). In Q1 2015 these companies represented 23.6% of all suppliers and accounted for nearly $240,000 in total spend.

supplier responsibility supplier responsibility Diamond Packaging is committed to building longterm relationships with our business partners based upon mutual respect and socially responsible practices. We actively seek out business partners who share, and are committed to, our values. Additionally, we take great pride in our talented and dedicated team members, all of whom help make Diamond Packaging one of the most successful and innovative companies in the packaging industry. Our continued success rests on our team members, and we strive to ensure a workplace in which all of them are afforded the dignity and respect that they have earned. In order to meet that goal, we are committed to the following practices:

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ensure compliance with all applicable labor laws; strive to ensure that all forms of discrimination are avoided; ensure that our employees’ freedom to associate is respected; ensure safe working conditions for our employees ensure that all of our employees are at least 16 years old; and ensure that there is no forced labor of any kind.

We expect our business partners to implement these same practices in order to ensure safe, healthy, and productive workplaces. Diamond Packaging takes its social and ethical responsibilities seriously, and we expect that everyone who contributes to our success also continues to strive for healthy work environments.

corporate giving corporate giving Diamond is actively involved in the Rochester community, contributing to several local organizations, including:      

Rochester Grizzlies (women's youth hockey team) Rochester Museum and Science Center School of the Arts Seneca Park Zoo SKIP of New York Strong National Museum of Play

The company also sponsors charitable fundraisers to support national organizations, including:       

ABVI Goodwill The Advocacy Center Children's Specialized Hospital Habitat for Humanity March of Dimes Planned Parenthood Ronald McDonald House

According to CECP (Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy) Corporate Giving Standard Report: 2013 Edition, the median corporate donation as a percentage of pre-tax profit is under one percent (0.71%). Based on this data, Diamond is far exceeding the median with a corporate donation total as a percentage of pre-tax profit about 3.5 times the average.

community service community service Diamond’s employee-led Community Service Team initiates at least six company-sponsored community service drives throughout the year. These include: • • • • • • •

E-Recycling Event JP Morgan Corporate Challenge Red Cross Blood Drive Goodwill Clothing Drive “Green Day” (coinciding with Earth Day) Foodlink food drives Open Door Mission food drives

The team builds awareness and increases participation through internal communications, signage, and announcements during company’s quarterly meetings. With their help Diamond hopes to build an even stronger bond between the company and our community.

environmental stewardship environmental stewardship Diamond Packaging is committed to working toward a cleaner environment. We developed the Diamond greenbox initiative to research, design, and implement packaging solutions that are innovative and sustainable. The initiative balances business with environmental considerations by promoting sustainability in all aspects of package production. The core of Diamond’s greenbox initiative – designs, materials, and methods – represents a comprehensive approach to packaging that minimizes environmental impact throughout the supply chain.

Sustainability optimizes the value of packaging through every phase of its life cycle, from design to end of use. 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. The Diamond greenbox initiative is one more way we plan to surpass our customers’ expectations today, tomorrow, and into a greener future.

greenbox diamond’s greenbox initiative Diamond’s practices are green by nature™. We design and manufacture packaging with sustainability in mind. The three components of Diamond’s greenbox initiative are: Designs Materials Methods

fsc-certified chain-of-custody certification Diamond has obtained Forest Stewardship Council速 (FSC) Chain of Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance. This certification reflects a growing trend in the paper and printing industry of companies making more environmentally and socially responsible supply chain decisions.

recycling recycling Manufacturing Waste Over 98% of all waste is recycled o All paperboard is recycled o All plastics are recycled o All metals (e.g., plates, copper brass stamping dies, steel rule) are recycled o All wood pallets are recycled and/or sent for reconfiguration and reuse o All spent bulbs are recycled All remaining waste is recovered, eliminating the need for landfill disposal o Non-hazardous regulated waste is sent to Covanta Energy for EfW (Energy-from-Waste) o All regulated hazardous waste is sent for fuels blending Office Waste All office paper is recycled All printer toner cartridges are recycled All e-waste is recycled

zero landfill zero manufacturing waste to landfill Diamond has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, an important milestone towards meeting its future goal of zero waste to landfill. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits.

wind energy wind energy Diamond Packaging is pleased to announce our commitment to purchase 100% clean, renewable wind energy from Community Energy. Covers the total electricity energy requirement for both facilities (box plant, DCP) Consistent with our organization’s core mission and values to be a responsible steward in the communities we serve

cdp leadership index cdp supplier leadership index 2014 Diamond has been awarded with a position on the CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change. Index produced by CDP, the international NGO that drives sustainable economies, at the request of 66 multinational purchasers with a procurement spend of US$1.3 trillion 3,396 companies independently assessed against CDP’s respected scoring methodology and ranked accordingly Diamond is one of only 121 that has been awarded an A grade for its climate performance

energy usage energy usage 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 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.

Gas Usage –

Electricity Usage –

Metric Tons

Metric Tons


94,327 therms (9,950 GJ)

8,199,461 kW (29,518 GJ)

2,547 (508+2039)



101,687 therms (10,728 GJ)

8,044,561 kW (28,960 GJ)

2,548 (548+2000)



88,613 therms (9,349 GJ)

8,212,257 kW (29,564 GJ)

2,519 (477+2042)



114,159 therms (12,044 GJ)

8,615,518 kW (31,015 GJ)

2,758 (615+2143)



therms (GJ)

kW (GJ)

CO2e (Scope 1+2 emissions)

CO2e (per unit of production)

water usage water usage Reducing water consumption conserves our natural resources and helps lessen our environmental impact by saving the energy and the resources required to pump, circulate, and treat the water we use. Diamond continues to seek ways to reduce water consumption in both plants through methods that can have the most sustainable and economical impact. We have set an absolute target of reducing water usage by 2% per year for the next 10 years (20% total reduction), based on a 2011 baseline. We have also set an intensity target (cubic meters per unit of production) of reducing water usage by 3% per year for the next 10 years (30% total reduction). These will be achieved through more efficient production processes and water conservation methods.

Water Usage

Water Usage

Material Converted

Material Intensity

(metric tons)

(per unit of production)























(cubic meters)

recognition supplier awards P&G Excellence Award (2010-14) P&G External Business Partner of the Year (2013) P&G Supplier of the Year (2008) P&G Excellence Award (2008) Bausch & Lomb Women-Owned Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year Award (2007) 3M Supplier of the Year (2007)

packaging awards (partial list) Elizabeth Arden – John Varvatos Artisan Acqua o PPC Eco Gold Award (2014) o packagePRINTING First Place – Sustainability (2014)

Zotos Professional – Zotos 180PRO Discovery Kits o PPC Eco Gold Award (2014)

Elizabeth Arden – Limited Edition Sunflowers o PPC Folding Carton of the Year (2013)

Diamond Packaging – 2013 Calendar o packagePRINTING Best of Show (2013)

environmental awards CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 EPA Top 10 Printers List (2009-11) Environmental Leadership Award (sponsored by the Rochester Business Journal and Bank of America)

Diamond Packaging – Green Chic™ Packaging o PPC Eco Excellence Award (2012) Procter & Gamble – Gillette Fusion ProGlide o PPC Gold Award / PPC Eco Excellence Award (2011)

Diamond Packaging – 2011 Calendar o PIA Benny Award / PPC Eco Excellence Award (2011)

Zotos – Hair Color o PPC Eco Excellence Award (2010)

L’Oreal / Matrix – Biolage thérapies o Premier Print Award (2008)

associations partners Community Energy (CEI) EPA Green Power Partner (Leadership Club) Rainforest Alliance Cascades Recovery Covanta Energy

affiliations Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA) Independent Carton Group (ICG) Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Monroe County Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Rochester Business Alliance (RBA) Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC)

contact us contacts


Karla Fichter CEO, Owner 585-334-8030 kfichter@diamondpkg.com

Email: Website:

Tom Dasilva VP of Sales and Marketing 631-384-3161 tdasilva@diamondpkg.com

sales@diamondpackaging.com www.diamondpackaging.com www.global-packaging-alliance.com

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Diamond Packaging Social Responsibility Report 2015  

An overview of Diamond's social responsibility initiatives.

Diamond Packaging Social Responsibility Report 2015  

An overview of Diamond's social responsibility initiatives.