Diamond Wipes Receives Forest Stewardship Council(TM) Certification From the Rainforest Alliance

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CHINO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - Diamond Wipes International (www.diamondwipes.com), the leading West Coast manufacturer of disposable wet wipes, announced today that it has earned the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification [FSC®-C109834] from the Rainforest Alliance. This certification reflects the growing trend in the paper and printing industry for companies to make more environmentally and socially responsible supply chain decisions.

"In advancing our continued commitment to better sustainability, I am extremely proud and honored to achieve this important milestone," said Eve Yen, founder and CEO of Diamond Wipes.

FSC® is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. The newly awarded certification marks the meaningful and credible beginning of Diamond Wipes commitment to good forestry practices, carried from forest to consumer.

"As a FSC® certified manufacturer, we now have the ability to produce our wipes from responsible sources," explains Yen. "This presents a great benefit and an opportunity for our clients who are looking for a wet wipe product that provides more than just its function. Our clients and their consumers can purchase our products with confidence that they are supporting the growth of responsible forest management worldwide."

To become FSC® certified, Diamond Wipes had selected the Rainforest Alliance as the certifying body. "We are also equally excited about working with the Rainforest Alliance," said Yen.

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal is recognized by 42 percent of Americans and it assures consumers that they are buying a product that has been grown and harvested sustainably.

"We applaud Diamond Wipes for the company's commitment to social and environmental sustainability," said Tensie Whelan, president of the Rainforest Alliance. "Through achieving Rainforest Alliance certification, Diamond Wipes is helping to improve the livelihoods of forest communities while conserving natural resources for future generations."

"We cannot wait to start the conversation with all our clients," stated Yen. Interested companies should contact Diamond Wipes Contract Packaging Sales at (800) 454-1077.

About Diamond Wipes International

Diamond Wipes International is the leading West Coast manufacturer of disposable wet wipes in the United States. Established in 1994, Diamond Wipes supplies wet wipes to major restaurant chains and other leading foodservice distributors. Diamond Wipes also produces wipes for private label and contract packaging customers in cosmetic, personal care, healthcare, automotive and household industries.

In 2012, Diamond Wipes completed construction of its 3,360 panel solar power system installation, which is designed to generate over 548,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year for its Southern California manufacturing facility. The new clean renewable energy system offsets up to 86 percent of its primary factory's energy consumption away from traditional electricity.

For more information, please visit www.DiamondWipes.com.

About the Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, businesses and consumers worldwide are involved in the Rainforest Alliance's efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily. For more information, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org. For media queries, contact Anna Clark at aclark@ra.org or 646-452-1939.

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