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P&G Recognizes Top Performing Global Partners

Tells Top Strategic Business Partners that Focus is on Growth and Value Creation

Monday, October 28, 2013 4:01 pm EDT

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"For P&G, the primary drivers of growth and value creation are innovation and productivity. P&G’s external business partners help us deliver both, creating value for consumers, customers and shareholders alike."

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has recognized its top performing external business partners at its annual External Business Partner Recognition Dinner. Nearly 80 top suppliers and agencies attended the annual event to recognize and celebrate key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence.

Speaking at the event, A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "For P&G, the primary drivers of growth and value creation are innovation and productivity. P&G’s external business partners help us deliver both, creating value for consumers, customers and shareholders alike."

Mr. Lafley added that the collective capabilities of the companies and individuals in P&G’s global partner network offered a powerful competitive advantage. During his presentation he highlighted the contributions from a number of external business partners helping P&G innovate across its global supply chain.

Global Product Supply Officer Yannis Skoufalos built upon that. “Product Supply works hand-in-hand with our supply chain partners, exploring every aspect to innovate, drive out costs, and serve our customers and consumers better,” he said. When we collaborate with our supply chain partners, we create consumer value and competitive advantage for P&G.”

Among P&G’s more than 82,000 suppliers and agencies, fifteen received the highest honor of being named “External Business Partner of the Year” including:

  • Albany International Corp.*
  • BASF SE
  • Breakthrough®Fuel
  • Diamond Packaging
  • Éltex Ltd.*
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • MonoSol, LLC
  • Novozymes*
  • One Asia Network
  • Quality Associates, Inc
  • Rising Display Products (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.
  • RONCHI MARIO S.p.A.
  • SUPERPAC, INC.*
  • Technimark LLC
  • Yamada Electric

* These four companies were named External Business Partner of the Year in 2012 as well

“I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were recognized as ‘External Business Partner of the Year,’” said Rick Hughes, Chief Purchasing Officer. "Our external business partners are a critical part of the P&G team and a true competitive advantage."

In addition to the select few “External Business Partner of the Year” awards, the following companies received Excellence Awards for consistent high performance:

  • @PR China, Gillette, Braun
  • Accenture
  • Albany International Corp.
  • Arkay Packaging
  • ASANUMA CORPORATION
  • BASF SE
  • Bilfinger Industrial Services
  • Bostik
  • Brammer plc
  • Brandzeichen - DACH MDO Beauty
  • Breakthrough®Fuel
  • Carat NA Planning
  • Chase Design
  • Citizen Relations
  • DAS STUDIO Torsten Hegner GmbH
  • DAWSON Integrated Marketing Communications Co. Ltd
  • DB Schenker
  • Diamond Packaging
  • Eaton
  • ELIF
  • Éltex Ltd.
  • Encapsys®
  • FDK CORPORATION
  • Festo AG & Co. KG
  • FIBERTEX PERSONAL CARE
  • Fibria Celulose
  • FIRMENICH
  • FOBOHA GmbH
  • GMR - Global Olympics Team
  • GULSAN TURKEY
  • Havpak, Inc.
  • HAYCO
  • Hitachi Metals America
  • HPV Engineering s.r.o.
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • KDC Inc.
  • Margo Chase Design
  • MediaCom AAIJK Planning & Buying
  • MediaCom Central EU Planning, Buying & Scheduling
  • Milliken
  • MonoSol, LLC
  • Novozymes
  • Nypro Packaging
  • One Asia Network
  • Pacer International
  • PAYER International Technologies GmbH
  • PEGAS NONWOVENS
  • Proximity - Global Golden Households
  • Publicis
  • PwC
  • Quality Associates, Inc
  • Quigley Simpson Direct Response TV & Buying
  • RIALTO ENTERPRISES PVT LTD
  • Rising Display Products (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.
  • RKW SE
  • RONCHI MARIO S.p.A.
  • Sasol
  • SCHOLZ GMBH & CO. KG HIGH TECH IN KUNSTSTOFF
  • Shanghai Morimatsu Pharmaceutical Equipment Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • SMG China Buying & Scheduling
  • SMG Middle East Planning, Buying & Scheduling
  • SMG Multicultural Planning & Buying, US
  • SMG TV Buying and Scheduling, UK
  • Sonoco-Trident
  • SUPERPAC, INC.
  • Talk PR - Global Dolce & Gabbana & James Bond
  • Tatil
  • Technimark LLC
  • The Cly-Del Manufacturing Company
  • THE SHIBUSAWA WAREHOUSE CO.,LTD.
  • Valassis
  • VAN cargo S.A.
  • WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY
  • Wieden + Kennedy
  • Yamada Electric
  • ZRP Printing Group Ltd

Thirty-six of this year’s Excellence Award winners were also winners in 2012. 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 be achieved.

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