Awards acknowledge performance, collaboration and partnership
<p><location>CINCINNATI</location>, <chron>Nov. 4, 2009</chron> /CNW/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) hosted its annual supplier awards event last night recognizing the company's top performing suppliers.</p>
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<p>"P&G's growth strategy is to touch and improve more consumers' lives in more parts of the world more completely," said Bob McDonald, P&G's president and chief executive officer, while speaking to suppliers attending the Company's annual supplier awards dinner. "This strategy is inspired by P&G's Purpose and it can only be executed in partnership with our suppliers. We are all focused on touching and improving lives, which requires us - together -- to innovate, to streamline and improve the supply chain, to simplify the way we work, and to create sustainable solutions that improve lives today and for generations to come."</p>
<p>Receiving highest honors as "Supplier of the Year" for 2009 recipients among P&G's 80,000 suppliers were:</p>
-- BASF SE of Ludwigshafen, Germany, providing strategic chemicals and
chemical innovations for P&G's laundry, fabric care and beauty
-- The Cly-Del Manufacturing Co. of Waterbury, Connecticut providing
battery parts to P&G's Duracell business in North America;
-- Evonik Industries of Essen, Germany provides strategic chemicals and
ingredients to P&G's laundry and diaper businesses;
-- Havpak, Inc. from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and a certified
woman-owned business provides P&G with packaging, assembly and
-- Jones Lang LaSalle of Chicago, Illinois providing facilities
services to P&G's office and laboratory locations worldwide.
-- Novozymes of Bagsvaerd, Denmark is a strategic enzyme supplier for
P&G's laundry and cleaning products;
-- RockTenn of Norcross, Georgia is a strategic packaging, customization
and display supplier to a number of P&G businesses around the world.
<p>This was the second consecutive year of distinction for The Cly-Del Manufacturing Co., Jones Lang LaSalle and Novozymes as "Supplier of the Year" recipients. These companies achieved this recognition by consistently scoring the highest in broad based quantitative and qualitative evaluations by P&G employees throughout the supply chain.</p>
<p>"From market changing innovation to supply chain excellence, our supplier partners are foundational for building a stronger future," said <person>Rick Hughes</person>, vice president of Global Purchases. "P&G is at our best when we have fostered relationships with our external business partners that enable collaboration in achieving our mutual goals, addressing challenges, and delivering ongoing innovation."</p>
<p>In addition to the select few "Supplier of the Year" awards, all companies performing consistently at high levels within P&G's internal supplier performance management system earned the "Corporate Supplier Excellence Award." The 55 suppliers receiving this distinction were:</p>
Albany International Corp.
Ernst & Young
Farm Frites International B.V.
FREJA Transport & Logistics A/S
HPV Engineering s.r.o.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Interscope Mfg., Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle
Millennium Specialty Chemicals
Nelson Packaging Company Inc.
Nippon Shokubai Company Limited
PAX Australia / One Asia
Premiere Packaging, Inc.
Promotion Execution Partners
PT Ciptakemas Abadi
Quality Associates, Inc.
Sandler AG-Schwarzenbach / Germany
Sasol Olefins & Surfactants
Schneider National Carriers, Inc.
Smith Transport, Inc.
Spedition Services Limited
Superior Bulk Logistics
The Cly-Del Manufacturing Co.
The Oregon Potato Company
The Specialized Packaging Group, Inc.
Time Release Sciences Inc.
Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd.
Zhongrong Products of Paper Printing
<p>"I want to acknowledge the tremendous contributions and commitments that our external business partners make to help us achieve our strategies and goals, as well as extend similar appreciation to the thousands of suppliers across the world that were not award recipients but still work very hard to help P&G touch and improve more consumer lives more completely," said McDonald.</p>
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<p>Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®. The P&G community includes approximately 135,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide. Please visit <a href="http://www.pg.com">http://www.pg.com</a> for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.</p>
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