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Recognizing its partners in the development and innovation of products, Henkel nominated ten and recognized five suppliers for their outstanding performance in 2013 at the 2014 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention in Orlando, Florida.
The Best Innovation Contributor Award was presented to Evonik Industries and BASF. Prize winners of the Henkel Sustainability Award were Novozymes and Croda. And the Best Supply Performance Award went to International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).
“A close strategic partnership with our core suppliers is key to create value through innovation, sustainability and operational excellence,” said Bruno Piacenza, Henkel’s executive vice president of laundry and home care, who presented Henkel’s strategic achievements to the attendees of the 7th annual Henkel Award Reception.
BASF achieved the Best Innovation Contributor Award Beauty Care 2013, with Thomas Förster, corporate vice president, R&D beauty care, Henkel, saying, “The anti-wrinkle performance of skin care products is a key element. It requires a deep anti-age performance on multiple skin layers. BASF developed a Quassia Amara Wood extract as a new anti-age key ingredient for Henkel’s Diadermine face care products. This new ingredient is as efficient as the pharmaceutical gold standard retinoic acid.” Further nominees for this award were Dow Corning and Symrise.
Croda was honored with the Sustainability Award Beauty Care 2013, and Förster noted, “We are pleased to present the Sustainability Award Beauty Care to our business partner Croda. The basis for achieving our sustainability targets is a sound scientific evaluation of the product lifecycle analysis. Croda did an outstanding job in supporting Henkel with high quality primary raw materials data. This enables us to make much more exact sustainability assessments of our products.” Further nominees for this award were Ball Aerocan and Evonik Industries.
And International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) was awarded for Best Supply Performance 2013 Award. “IFF has been recognized for their best operational supply performance regarding quality, quantity and timeliness of supply, and their commitment to our cash networking capital initiative. This reinforced the relationship on a strategic level and assures Henkel’s leading position in supply performance and best-in-class processes,” stated Bertrand Conquéret, corporate senior vice president of purchasing for Henkel. Further nominees for this award were BASF and Dow Corning.
Also, Evonik Industries was recognized with the Best Innovation Contributor Laundry & Home Care 2013 Award, while Novozymes received the Sustainability Award Laundry & Home Care 2013.