Henkel recognized five suppliers for their outstanding cooperation and work with the company at its sixth annual Henkel Awards. "A close strategic partnership with our core suppliers enables us to leverage the full potential in all our businesses," said Bertrand Conquéret, corporate senior vice president, global purchasing, who presented the new Henkel strategy to the 150 attendees of the 6th Henkel Award Reception.
Among the honorees for working with Henkel’s beauty care division:
Dow Corning achieved Best Innovation Contributor Award Beauty Care 2012—“For antiperspirants, the absence of residues on textiles is a key element. This requires optimal emulsification of the active ingredients. Dow Corning offered an excellent emulsifier with outstandingly low residue performance for full protection against sweat and odor," said Thomas Förster, corporate vice president, R&D beauty care. "This combination sets a new standard for antiperspirants on the market."
Evonik Industries was honored with Sustainability Award Beauty Care 2012—“We are pleased to present the Sustainability Award Beauty Care to our business partner Evonik Industries for their excellent contributions to advancing the development of the new category of styling powders,” said Förster. “Compared to conventional styling mousses, the new styling powders require much less styling agents, no primary aluminum in packaging, no propellant and less material and waste. In total, 90% of carbon dioxide equivalents can be saved thanks to the innovative and highly sustainable styling powders.”
Ashland was awarded for Best Supply Performance 2012—Reliable and flexible partners are crucial for Henkel to assure product quality. “Ashland has been recognized as best-in-class supplier for their high level of service security regarding quality, quantity, and timeliness of supply, their contribution to cost-out programs, and the establishment of tools and processes designed to enforce the relationship on a strategic level,” stated Petra Spallek, corporate director, global purchasing.