Oct. 8, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
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CINCINNATI, Oct. 8, 2010 /CNW/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) recognized its top performing external business partners during an awards ceremony last night as the conclusion of the P&G Supplier and Agency Summit. The objective of the annual summit is to recognize and celebrate those key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence. This year more than 350 companies and agencies partners were represented at the awards dinner.
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"We need partnerships with retail customers, investors, business partners, agencies and suppliers that are built upon the fundamental idea of improving lives," said Bob McDonald, P&G's chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer.
Among P&G's more than 80,000 suppliers, 6 received the honor of being named "Supplier of the Year" including:
<< -- Havpak, Inc. -- HAYCO LTD. -- NELSON PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. -- NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. -- Novozymes -- PEGAS NONWOVENS >>
"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. "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."
In addition to the select few "Supplier of the Year" awards, all companies performing consistently at high levels within P&G's internal performance management system earned Excellence Awards. The 76 external business partners receiving this distinction were:
<< -- Albany International -- American Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (ADF) -- International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (IDF) -- Archer Corporate Services -- Bonsey Design -- Breakthrough Fuel -- Carat USA -- CCG Marketing Solutions -- Columbia Machine, Inc. -- Design Productions, Inc. -- Diamond Packaging -- DYNACAST -- ECB Company Srl -- Emerson Process Management -- Ernst & Young LLP -- EVONIK INDUSTRIES -- Farm Frites International B.V. -- GOINDUSTRY DOVEBID -- Havpak, Inc. -- HAYCO LTD. -- HPV Engineering, s.r.o. -- HUANGSHAN NOVEL CO., LTD. -- Interbrand -- INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC. -- Interscope Manufacturing, Inc. -- Ipsos Understanding UnLtd. -- Jack Morton Worldwide -- Jones Lang LaSalle -- KDC -- Ketchum Inc. -- Mabuchi Motor -- Marina Maher Communications -- MAYR-MELNHOF PACKAGING -- MediaCom -- MINERA DE SANTA MARTA, S.A. -- MULTI-COLOR CORPORATION -- NELSON PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. -- Nicosia Creative Expresso Ltd. -- NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD. -- Novozymes -- ODTH nv -- Oregon Potato Company -- P&O Ferrymasters Ltd. -- PAX AUSTRALIA / ONE ASIA -- PEGAS NONWOVENS -- Pep -- Pilot 1.0 -- Premiere Packaging -- Publicis -- Quality Packaging Specialist International -- Quigley-Simpson -- RB Tool & Mfg. Co. -- Response Media -- Rising Display Products (ZhongShan) Co., Ltd. -- RKW SE -- Ronchi Mario S.p.a. -- Shanghai Morimatsu Pharmaceutical Equipment Engineering Co., Ltd. -- SILSA -- SMG / Starcom -- Southern Graphic Systems, Intl. -- Tanax -- Tapestry Partners -- Technimark LLC -- Tessy Plastics Corporation -- The Cly-Del Manufacturing Company -- THE SHIBUSAWA WAREHOUSE CO., LTD. -- Transportadora Jolivan -- TRS Packaging -- TSS Technologies -- Umiplast S.A. -- VWR International, LLC -- Wieden + Kennedy -- Woodstone Energy, LLC. -- Xerox Corporation -- X-label GmbH & Co. KG -- ZAHORANSKY-Group -- Ziba >>
"Our external business partners bring ideas, technology, creativity, diversity and innovation to our business. I am truly grateful for their commitment and dedication to helping P&G fulfill its Purpose of touching and improving the lives of the world's consumers, now and for generations to come," said McDonald.
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