Brand Packaging

Diamond wins 2012 P&G External Business Partner Excellence Award

October 1, 2012

The Procter & Gamble Company recognized Diamond Packaging as one of its top performing external business partners during an awards ceremony last night at its annual External Business Partner Summit. The summit brings together leaders from P&G and about 400 of P&G’s most strategic external business partners for two days of planning and recognition. This year’s theme was Partnering to Win, and multiple P&G business leaders shared insights about P&G’s renewed focus on delivering the business to win in market.

“This summit came at the perfect time for us to clearly communicate our external business partners our growth strategy of “40-20-10” and the priorities we’re focusing on to fully bring it to life,” says Dimitri Panayotopoulos, P&G’s vice chairman, global business units, referencing the company’s emphasis on its top 40 country/category business combinations, top 20 innovations and top 10 most important emerging markets. “P&G has a renewed energy and it’s these business relationships that will help propel us to winning where it matters most.”

Diamond received P&G’s Corporate Supplier Excellence Award for performing consistently at high levels within P&G's internal performance management system. Only about 0.1 percent of P&G's global suppliers received this distinction.

Diamond was recognized for providing superior packaging solutions for multiple products lines, including P&G's Gillette division (blades, razors), Old Spice and Secret Clinical Strength antiperspirants and deodorants, and Febreze candles. Diamond has also been instrumental in the success of several P&G product launches, including its recent Gillette Fusion ProGlide global launch.

“I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were recognized as ‘Business Partner of the Year,’” said Rick Hughes, chief purchasing officer. “The entire P&G organization is focused on our top business priorities, and that includes our external business partners who help us innovate, operate more efficiently and win in market.”

For more information visit http://news.pg.com/press-release/pg-corporate-announcements/pg-recognizes-top-performing-global-partners