The Procter & Gamble Company recognized seven of its top performing 2014 External Business Partners with its annual Partner of the Year award. Additionally, P&G awarded more than 50 other companies The External Business Partner Excellence Award, including two for superior performance in Supplier Diversity.
“P&G’s ask of you is that you partner with us on innovation. Partner with us on productivity. Let’s work together as partners to create value for each other, for consumers and for our industry,” said A.G. Lafley, P&G’s chairman of the board, president and CEO, in announcing the award winners..
Among P&G’s more than 75,000 suppliers and agencies, the seven that received the highest honor of being named Excellence Award winners and “External Business Partner of the Year” were:
- MonoSol, Kuraray WS Film Division*
- Pegas Nonwovens
- Rising Display Products (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.*
- Ronchi Mario S.p.A.*
- Superpac, Inc.*
- Yamada Electric*
(*named External Business Partner of the Year in 2013 as well)
Companies that received the Excellence Awards for consistent high performance included:
“I congratulate all of our award winners,” said Stew Atkinson, chief purchasing officer, P&G. "As we move the business forward in a structured, strategic way, our external business partners will continue to play a crucial role in helping us serve the world’s consumers."