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NAPA's Diamond Commendation Program

Give your customers confidence in your commitment to quality. The Diamond Commendations are a mark of distinction that offers assurance that your company is committed to providing a quality product at a quality facility. Set yourself apart from the competition with Diamond Commendations. Click here to learn more about the benefits of earning a Diamond Commendation, and how to highlight them in your marketing.

 

The Diamond Commendation program outlines best practices for asphalt plant operations, asphalt production, and paving. The self-assessment process helps companies benchmark their operations against a national standard, identify areas for improvement, and earn national recognition for their commitment to quality.

New Starting this year, asphalt plants earning a Diamond Achievement Commendation have the option to further assess the sustainability of their facility's operations with the Diamond Achievement Sustainable Commendation. This expanded commendation assesses the social, economic, and environmental efforts of an asphalt production facility to gauge how well it puts the principles of sustainability and community engagement into action. After qualifying for the Diamond Achievement Commendation, applicants will be given the option to continue with the Diamond Achievement Sustainable Commendation for no additional charge. Click here to read more about the this new level.
 
 
Diamond Achievement Commendation covers operations in the manufacturing plant and around the plant site. Aspects addressed include appearance, operations, environmental practices, safety, permitting and regulatory compliance, and community relations.
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The Diamond Achievement Sustainable Commendation is a new, optional level to the Diamond Achievement Commendation. This expanded commendation assesses the social, economic, and environmental efforts of an asphalt production facility to gauge how well it puts the principles of sustainability and community engagement into action. 
The Diamond Paving Commendation is designed for paving crews. Areas evaluated include training of supervisors and crew members, use of best practices in paving, and compliance.
The Diamond Quality Commendation deals with the quality of the material produced. Areas evaluated include quality management, RAP and aggregate handling, asphalt storage, drying and mixing, air quality, truck scales, silos, and control rooms.

Taken together, the three commendations provide a blueprint for excellence in all aspects of the industry’s operations, both at the plant and on the paving site.

Eligibility   
All companies in the asphalt pavement industry in the United States and Canada are eligible for the Diamond Achievement, Diamond Quality and Diamond Paving Commendations.

Application process
Applications for the Diamond Achievement, Diamond Quality and Diamond Paving Commendations may be completed online. A running score provides immediate feedback to the applicant, letting you know if you meet the Diamond standard before the application is submitted. You must be logged in to the NAPA website to access the Diamond applications. NAPA members may use their NAPA login credentials. If you do not have login credentials contact the Diamond Commendation Coordinator.

Recognition
Companies that earn Diamond Commendations receive a handsome plaque when they first earn a commendation, press releases for distribution to local media, and other materials to support recognition within the local community. Companies that earn Diamond Commendations by November 1 are also recognized publically at the next NAPA Annual Meeting.
 
To access a listing of the 2014 Diamond Achivement Commendation recipients, please click here.
To access a listing of the 2014 Diamond Achievement Sustainabile Commendation recipients, please click here.
To access a listing of the 2014 Diamond Quality Commendation recipients, please click here
To access a listing of the 2014 Diamond Paving Commendation recipients, please click here.