P&G Corporate Newsroom

P&G Recognizes Top Performing Global Partners

Awards acknowledge performance, collaboration and partnership

Friday, October 28, 2011 12:45 pm EDT

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CINCINNATI

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"We have tremendous partnerships with our external business partners around the world"

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) recognized its top performing external business partners during an awards ceremony last night at its Business Partner Recognition Dinner. The objective of the annual event is to recognize and celebrate those key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence. This year about 80 supplier and agency partners were represented at the awards dinner.

“We have tremendous partnerships with our external business partners around the world,” said Bob McDonald, P&G’s chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer. “These partnerships are powerful because they are focused on a common purpose - to touch and improve people's everyday lives.”

Among P&G’s more than 75,000 suppliers and agencies, 12 received the highest honor of being named “Business Partner of the Year” including:

  • Albany International Corp.
  • Éltex Ltd.
  • Ernst & Young
  • Farm Frites International B.V.
  • FIRMENICH
  • Infosys Limited
  • Novozymes
  • PEGAS NONWOVENS
  • QPSI / RockTenn
  • Southern Graphic Systems, Intl.
  • Yamada Electric
  • ZAHORANSKY AG

“I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were recognized as ‘Business Partner of the Year,’” said Rick Hughes, chief purchasing officer. “Our external business partners are an important part of the Company’s ability to innovate and grow, and critical to the work we do at P&G every day. Every consumer who uses a P&G brand benefits from these relationships, which enhance our ability to fulfill our Purpose of touching and improving consumers’ lives.”

In addition to the select few “Business Partner of the Year” awards, all companies performing consistently at high levels within P&G’s internal performance management system earned Excellence Awards. The 86 external business partners receiving this distinction, awarded to only about 0.1% of P&G’s global suppliers, were:

  • Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • Albany International Corp.
  • ARKAY PACKAGING
  • Axiom Consulting
  • BASF SE
  • BCP
  • BERCO TRADING CO. INC.
  • Bison Transport Inc
  • Boots Contract Manufacturing Ltd
  • BRANDWORKS MARKETING CONSULTING
  • Breakthrough®Fuel
  • Calvary Industries, Inc.
  • Carat USA
  • CH2M HILL
  • Chase Design Group
  • COSMINT
  • Design Productions, Inc.
  • DeVries Public Relations
  • Diamond Packaging
  • Ekol Lojistik A.Ş.
  • Éltex Ltd.
  • Encapsys®
  • Ernst & Young
  • Evonik Industries
  • Farm Frites International B.V.
  • FDK Corporation
  • FIBERTEX PERSONAL CARE
  • FIRMENICH
  • Folmex SA de CV
  • GOINDUSTRY DOVEBID
  • Havpak, Inc.
  • HAYCO LTD.
  • Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
  • Infosys Limited
  • Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC)
  • Ketchum
  • MANPOWER FOR ADVERTISING SERVICES AGENCY INC. (MASA)
  • Marietta Corporation
  • Marina Maher Communications, Inc.
  • Mechtronics
  • MediaCom AAIJK
  • MonoSol, LLC
  • Nelson Packaging Company, Inc
  • NiCE Ltd.
  • NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
  • NORDENIA INTERNATIONAL AG
  • Novozymes
  • Pasternak, Baum & Co.,Inc.
  • PAX AUSTRALIA / ONE ASIA
  • PEGAS NONWOVENS
  • Pep
  • pilot 1/0
  • Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
  • Premiere Packaging
  • Publicis Worldwide
  • QPSI / RockTenn
  • Quigley-Simpson
  • Renessenz LLC
  • RENGO CO., LTD.
  • Rialto Enterprises, Chennai - India
  • Rising Products (ZhongShan) Co., Ltd.
  • Ronchi Mario Spa
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Sasol Olefins & Surfactants
  • Segerdahl Group
  • Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Morimatsu Pharmaceutical Equipment Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • SMG Latin America Communications Planning and Buying AOR teams
  • SMG North America Communications Planning and Sight, Sound and Motion AOR teams
  • Southern Graphic Systems, Intl.
  • SUPERPAC, INC.
  • Swanson Plastics Corporation
  • Takasago International Corporation
  • TECHNIMARK LLC
  • Transportadora Jolivan
  • Transportes Locales Especializados, S.A. de C.V. (SILSA)
  • TransX
  • TSS Technologies
  • Tufco Technologies, Inc.
  • Umiplast, S.A.
  • World Pac Paper, LLC
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Yamada Electric
  • ZAHORANSKY AG
  • Ziba Design
  • ZRP Printing Group Ltd.

The number of Excellence award winners this year represents a 13% increase over the total a year ago. We work with all of our partners to reach excellence levels, and therefore there is no limit on the number of excellence awards that can be achieved. “This is about collaboration and Partnering with Purpose,” said Hughes, echoing a theme of this year’s event.

“I want to commend the award winners, and all of our external business partners, for the strategic role they play to help us win in the market place and serve our consumers better than anyone else,” said McDonald.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G touches and improves the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands. The Company's leadership brands include Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, and Ambi Pur®. With operations in about 80 countries, P&G brands are available in more than 180 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

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Contact:

P&G Media Contact:
Jeff LeRoy, 513-983-0466
leroy.jh@pg.com

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P&G CEO Bob McDonald and chief purchasing officer Rick Hughes with representatives of the 12 companies presented with P&G's Business Partner of the Year Award: Albany International Corp, Eltex Ltd., Ernst & Young, Farm Frites International B.V., Firmenich, Infosys Limited, Novozymes, Pegas Nonwovens, QPSI/RockTenn, Southern Graphic Systems, Intl., Yamada Electric, and Zahoransky AG (Photo: Business Wire)
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