Human Rights Policy

Introduction:   Since 1912, when it was started by a group of California walnut growers, Diamond of California® was on a mission to bring the bounty from California’s Central Valley walnut orchards to America’s tables.  From the beginning, Diamond sought out the very best with the knowledge that Diamond Nuts would be used in treasured and new family recipes.  Today, we bring a wider range of nuts from our growers and farms to tables worldwide. Now over 105 years later, we are still guided by our belief that Diamond Nuts are Made for Homemade.

Our approach to human rights is bases on:

  • Freedom from discrimination
  • Right to equality between men and women
  • Freedom from torture
  • Freedom from slavery
  • Right to be treated with humanity

Diamond’s Board of Directors is responsible for reviewing and overseeing corporate responsibility policies and programs. Diamond’s executive team, including the Executive Chairman, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Financial Officer, oversees the implementation of these policies and coordinates our efforts to identify, address, train and report on our human rights risks and opportunities and foster a dialogue on these issues with human rights experts, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.


Human Rights Policy Statement

Diamond’s Human Rights Policy Statement demonstrates our commitment to supporting and promoting human rights that benefit all our stakeholders, including our customers, employees, shareholders, investors, and the communities in which we live and operate. Our commitment is guided by the following seven principles:



As detailed in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, we’re committed to the highest standards of business ethics which govern the conduct of our business operations for all employees. We require all business on behalf of Diamond be conducted with honesty and integrity in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.



We believe all our employees deserve to be treated with integrity and respect. Therefore, we promote a work environment of transparency and trust. We compensate our employees competitively and operate in compliance with applicable wage, work hours, overtime and benefits laws and international labor standards.



We support and encourage diversity and inclusion within our business and the organizations with which we do business by maintaining workplaces that are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, color, national or social origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, political opinion or any other status protected by applicable law. We are committed to the protection of women’s rights. We’re committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, eliminating all discriminatory practices and promoting a work environment that is free from harassment, violence and intimidation.



Our policy is to provide and maintain a safe, healthy and productive workplace for all our employees that complies with all applicable laws, regulations and internal policies. For more information on Diamond’s health and safety initiatives, please review our Commitment to Workplace Health and Safety.



We’re committed to preventing and prohibiting forced labor of any kind, including all forms of modern-day slavery or human trafficking.



We do not engage in or condone the unlawful employment or exploitation of children.



We respect the principles of freedom of association and collective bargaining. We are aligned with the Teamsters Union  Local 856 and its core conventions: the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, and the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention.

For questions related to our Human Rights Policy Statement, please email