CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble honored its top performing external business partners at its supplier and agency summit on Thursday.
P&G's annual summit recognizes and celebrates those key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence. Bob McDonald, P&G's chairman, president and CEO, said that the company's partnerships with business partners and retail customers "are built upon the fundamental idea of improving lives."
Six-out-of-80,000 P&G suppliers were named "supplier of the year" at the summit's awards ceremony. They included:
- Hayco Ltd.;
- Nelson Packaging Co.;
- Novozymes; and
- Pegas Nonwovens.
In addition to the supplier of the year awards, 76 external business partners received the distinction of excellence. Those partners that received the excellence award included such companies as Albany International, Bonsey Design, CCG Marketing Solutions, Diamond Packaging, Ernst & Young and more.
"We view our suppliers, agencies and external business partners as an extension of our company and critical to helping us achieve our company's purpose of touching and improving the lives of the world's consumers," said Rick Hughes, chief purchasing officer at P&G. "We expect the best from our business partners, and we are focused on growing long-term relationships that are sustainable, innovative and create joint value."