New Partner of the Year Award Process
Dear External Business Partners,
I want to take this opportunity to thank each of our External Business Partners who are an integral part of P&G’s Supplier Ecosystem. All of you have helped us deliver outstanding results in recent challenging years and have enabled us to serve customers and consumers better than most of our competitors around the world. I have personally witnessed your contributions in every single area of our business, and I am grateful for your continued partnership and support against unprecedented volatility.
As such, I am writing with some exciting news about our External Business Partners Awards process – recall, this includes the Excellence Awards and the Partner of the Year Awards. As we look to restart these important recognition programs, we want to provide some additional detail. In previous years, we used an online software tool to help us assess and determine winners. It served us well for several years but recognizing the software tool was time and resource consuming, we decided to pivot to a simpler assessment tool. The new process continues to incorporate performance and contributions against key criteria related to the areas of Commercial, Operational, Innovation, Relationship, and Citizenship but in a simpler and more efficient manner. Furthermore, we will be recognizing Business Partners that have gone above and beyond in their contributions on Sustainability.
The P&G Partner of the Year Award and our Excellence Awards are intended to recognize the best of the best of our Supply base and are viewed as a prestigious honor, industry wide. The last in-person award ceremony for our P&G Partner of the Year Award was in 2019, followed by a virtual session in 2020 due to Covid. We want to make certain this upcoming in-person event for the award is a very special one considering the magnitude of the challenges we have dealt with in partnership with our supply ecosystem over past two plus years.
We anticipate that the selection process for all of our awards will be concluded shortly. Those suppliers who have been identified for a recognition award will be informed directly and no later than Friday, September 30 with all of the relevant details. A broader communication on the award winners will be provided and posted to P&G supplier.com. Regardless of whether you receive a special recognition, we want to thank you for your continued engagement and support of the business through these challenging times.
Ana Elena Marziano
Chief Purchasing Officer