The beginning of December means the start of the holidays and one of my favorite times of the year. While this year the holidays look a little different for all of us, this December we have a very good reason to celebrate. We have just announced the winners of P&G's 2020 External Business Partner Excellence Awards!
Initiated in 2008, P&G committed to recognizing its top performing external business partners (EBP’s). P&G established the Business Partner Performance Development process (PDP) to define, measure and collaboratively improve the performance of its EBP’s. By improving the collective performance in an open and collaborative manner, P&G hopes to develop stronger relationships and a deep understanding of key business drivers for P&G and its business partners. The evaluation process focuses on metrics associated with commercial, operational, innovation and relationship performance. From its ranks of more than 60,000 business partners, we choose those who demonstrate strong and consistent performance across all four categories. In 2020, the biannual award recognizes the outstanding contributions of 27 of our EBP’s.
We consider our EBP’s indispensable members of our ecosystem. We rely on them to help us deliver irresistible products and packaging, superior brand communications and retail execution, and value to our customers and consumers. Many of our EBP’s also share our energy and commitment to be a Force for Good, which is a personal passion of mine.
Amongst the 2020 Excellence Award winners are marketing agencies, in-store suppliers, consulting firms, equipment providers, material and packaging producers, as well as contract manufacturers. While each EBP contributes in a unique way, all 27 partners are being recognized for consistently exceeding expectations.
With extreme gratitude, I congratulate the 2020 EBP Excellence Award recipients:
Badger & Winters, Carat USA, Clemenger Field Marketing, Dr Schumacher, DuPont Nutrition & BioSciences, Ernst & Young LLP, Firmenich, Foboha, Grey NY, Hi-P International Limited, Momentive, MSL, Nicosia Creative, One Plus Management LTD, PFNonwovens, Plastipak Packaging, Inc., Rialto Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Ronchi Mario S.p.A, Sandler AG, Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Superpac, Inc., Supreme Resources Inc., Tag Hongkong and Taiwan, Takenaka Corporation, TWE GmbH & Co. KG, Yamada Electric Ind. CO., LTD, and ZRP Printing Group Co., Limited.
I want to thank each and every one of our 60,000 EBP's for their partnership with P&G. Regardless of the holidays you celebrate, I hope December is filled with moments that are merry and bright.
Congratulations again to our 27 EBP Excellence Award Winners of 2020 - a recognition so very well deserved. Thank you for all you do.
Ana Elena Marziano.