P&G, Global Partners Re-Inventing Business Partnerships

Company Recognizes Top Performing Suppliers Taking Collaboration to
Next Level

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has recognized twelve of its top
performing External Business Partners with its prestigious Partner of
the Year award. P&G has worked extensively to become better connected
with its external business partners in recent years, especially in
product and supply innovation. At the awards ceremony, P&G leaders
specifically thanked several companies for their collaboration and
business results in this area. P&G has now expanded its business partner
integration into citizenship, where governance, sustainability, and
diversity and inclusion are just three topics targeted for better
synchronization. The passion applied to innovation and citizenship are
examples of a supply network transformation that has seen P&G and its
community of partners cooperating anew, making step-changes in areas of
production, creating breakthrough ways to connect, and pioneering new
opportunities to collaborate. P&G is extremely pleased and proud of the
spirit of partnership it is receiving from these companies.

Additionally, P&G also awarded over 30 other companies The External
Business Partner Excellence Award, including two for superior
performance in Supplier Diversity.

Speaking at the event honoring those recognized as Partner of the Year,
David Taylor, P&G’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive
Officer, asked P&G’s external business partners to continue to strive
for the best collaborative relationship with P&G, saying: “We’re focused
on getting back to balanced growth. Our supplier partners have a key
role to play in our ability to deliver top-line, bottom-line and cash.
The more integrated and connected P&G and our supplier partners are, the
better able we are to be more innovative and productive in meeting
consumers’ needs and, as a result, deliver balanced and sustainable
growth and value creation for our shareholders.” He made several
requests of those in attendance, including more business transparency
with each other and helping P&G become faster in getting products to

Among P&G’s more than 50,000 suppliers and agencies, the twelve that
received the highest honor of being named Excellence Award winners and
“External Business Partner of the Year” were:

  • EY*
  • Fameccanica.Data S.p.a.
  • Firmenich
  • Logoplaste
  • Nippon Shokubai Company Limited
  • Novozymes
  • Rialto Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
  • SUPERPAC, INC.* ++
  • Technimark LLC

* These four companies were named External Business Partner of the Year
in 2015 as well.
++ This company is a women- and/or
minority-owned business.

In addition to the select few “External Business Partner of the Year”
awards, the following 32 companies received Excellence Awards for
consistent high performance:

  • Arkay Packaging
  • Brammer Europe Limited
  • Citizen Relations
  • DAWSON Integrated Marketing Communications Co. Ltd
  • Diamond Packaging++ ^
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • DuPont
  • Fluor Corporation*
  • Grupo Plastar
  • Gulsan Sentetik
  • Hitachi Metals America, LLC
  • Ho Tung Chemical Corp.
  • Jones Lang Lasalle*
  • Kelheim Fibres GmbH
  • Kostwein Maschinenbau GmbH
  • Mindtree Ltd.
  • MonoSol, Kuraray WS Film Division#
  • Nihon Kolmar Co., LTD.
  • Nippon Shokubai Company Limited
  • One Asia Network
  • Publicis Worldwide
  • Quigley-Simpson++
  • Saatchi & Saatchi X
  • SAP
  • Sasol
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Van Genechten Packaging
  • Warwick Chemicals
  • Yamada Electric Ind. Co. Ltd.
  • ZRP Printing Group Limited

* These two companies were recognized for their commitment to Supplier
^ This company was recognized for excellence in
# This company was recognized for excellence in
++ These companies are women- and/or
minority-owned businesses.

Two companies, Fluor Corporation and Jones Lang Lasalle, were
specifically recognized for their citizenship efforts and results on
Supplier Diversity. These two companies have consistently grown their
spending with minority and women-owned suppliers and have demonstrated a
strong focus on this important business strategy. P&G is celebrating its
40th year of supplier diversity, and earned the Corporation
of the Year award from the Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council in
2014 and 2015.

“Part of our supply chain transformation has been altering the way we
work with our external business partners, and I’m proud of the steps
we’ve taken to co-locate and really become one integrated eco-system in
supply chain management,” said Stew Atkinson, Chief Purchasing
Officer. “We are at the beginning of this journey, but what we’ve
achieved to date makes me excited for the possibilities of what we can
accomplish together.”

P&G works with all business partners to reach excellence levels, and
therefore there is no limit on the number of excellence awards that can
be achieved.

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