"P&G’s ask of you is that you partner with us on innovation. Partner with us on productivity. Let’s work together as partners to create value for each other, for consumers and for our industry."
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) recognized seven of its top
performing External Business Partners with its prestigious Partner of
the Year award yesterday. Additionally, P&G also awarded over 50 other
companies The External Business Partner Excellence Award, including two
for superior performance in Supplier Diversity.
Speaking at the event, A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Chairman of the Board,
President and Chief Executive Officer, emphasized innovation,
productivity and partnership, saying, “P&G’s ask of you is that you
partner with us on innovation. Partner with us on productivity. Let’s
work together as partners to create value for each other, for consumers
and for our industry.” He shared examples of how several of the
companies present had worked with P&G to bring new innovations to
market, such as Pampers® and Tide® PODS.
Among P&G’s more than 75,000 suppliers and agencies, the seven that
received the highest honor of being named Excellence Award winners and
“External Business Partner of the Year” were:
MonoSol, Kuraray WS Film Division*
Rising Display Products (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.*
RONCHI MARIO S.p.A.*
SUPERPAC, INC.* ++
Yamada Electric* * These five companies were named External
Business Partner of the Year in 2013 as well. ++ This
company is a women- and/or minority-owned business.
In addition to the select few “External Business Partner of the Year”
awards, the following 51 companies received Excellence Awards for
consistent high performance:
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY * These two companies were recognized for
their commitment to Supplier Diversity. ++ These five
companies are women- and/or minority-owned businesses.
Two companies, CHEP and FLUOR Industrial Services, were specifically
recognized for their efforts and results on Supplier Diversity. These
two companies have consistently grown their spending with minority and
women-owned suppliers and have demonstrated a strong focus on this
important business strategy. While P&G spends more than $2 billion
annually with diverse suppliers, this is the first time it has
recognized External Business Partners for their commitment to Supplier
“I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were
recognized as ‘External Business Partner of the Year’ and those we
recognized for Supplier Diversity,” said Stew Atkinson, Chief Purchasing
Officer. "As we move the business forward in a structured, strategic
way, our external business partners will continue to play a crucial role
in helping us serve the world’s consumers."
P&G works with all business partners to reach excellence levels, and
therefore there is no limit on the number of excellence awards that can
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