Since its establishment in 1960, Dixie has strived to exceed environmental regulations by employing the latest technological advances. In 1998, Dixie installed a high-tech micro filtration waste water treatment system. Dixie also participates in the voluntary National Strategic Goals Program: the program helps Dixie to establish goals that represent "better than compliance" levels of environmental performance. Through the NSG Program, Dixie Industrial Finishing reduced water consumption by 23% between 2002 and 2003, and DIFCO sends solid waste offsite for stabilization, neutralization and disposal.
During the drought of 2008 Georgia Governor Perdue asked manufacturing to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10%. During the next year DIFCO was able to reduce overall water consumption by 50% through automation, conservation and recycling methods.