Diamond Packaging Certified as a Women-Owned Business

Rochester, NY, May 08, 2008 --(PR.com)-- 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 US 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.

Since 1911, Diamond Packaging has dedicated itself to providing the highest standard of quality, innovation and cost effective packaging solutions for companies including Avon, Bausch & Lomb, Beiersdorf, Coty, Godiva Chocolatier, 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.

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. WBENC works with representatives of corporations to encourage the utilization and expansion of supplier/vendor diversity programs.

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 the WBENC, contact Paige Adams at (202) 872-5515 or visit the website at www.wbenc.org.

Diamond Packaging
Dennis Bacchetta, Director of Marketing
800-333-4079 x229