02/01/2012, Düsseldorf / Germany


“Henkel Sustainability Award”, “Best Supply Performance Award“, “Best Innovation Contributor Award“


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Henkel awards outstanding suppliers

At the 2012 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, January 30 through February 4 in Orlando, Florida, Henkel recognized four outstanding suppliers for their excellent cooperation. The “Henkel Sustainability Award”, which is presented for the first time, was conferred to  BASF. The “Best Supply Performance Award” went to Evonik Industries. Winners of the “Best Innovation Contributor Award” were The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning.

BASF receives “Henkel Sustainability Award 2011“
“We are pleased to present the first ‘Henkel Sustainability Award’ to our long-term business partner BASF for its excellent contributions which have advanced the development of more sustainable products from Henkel in 2011,” says Bruno Piacenza, Executive Vice President Laundry & Home Care at Henkel. The successful cooperation with BASF resulted in both a new, readily dissolvable formula for automatic dishwashing tablets and a key ingredient for high-performing and -caring hair conditioners. These developments show how to achieve more value for the consumers with less resources.

Evonik Industries honored for “Best Supply Performance 2011”
Reliable and flexible partners are crucial for Henkel to assure product quality. “Evonik has been recognized as best-in-class for their value contribution for the strategic dimensions of our relationship and excellent service regarding quality, quantity, and timeliness of supply,” states Bertrand Conquéret, Corporate Senior Vice President and Head of Global Purchasing at Henkel. “Among many companies that support Henkel reliably day in and day out, Evonik has set new standards especially regarding Risk Management and Key Account Management across our three Business Units, in addition to their observation of environmental and safety measures.”

The Dow Chemical Company achieves “Best Innovation Contributor Award Cosmetics/Toiletries 2011”
Strong business partners play a decisive role for Henkel in developing innovative products. “The Dow Chemical Company has made excellent contributions to the launch of two successful innovations in our hairstyling product category in 2011. Due to the development of a shine polymer for Henkel's shine hairspray lines and a styling polymer technology for highest hold levels, we are able to meet the consumers’ needs even better and to set new standards in the market,” says Thomas Förster, Corporate Vice President R&D Cosmetics at Henkel.

Dow Corning recognized as “Best Innovation Contributor Laundry and Home Care 2011”
In addition, Henkel presented an award for superior innovative strength to Dow Corning, a partner of its laundry and home care business sector. “Dow Corning’s outstanding contributions in 2011 have resulted in a new generation of foam control agents. These ingredients significantly improve the quality of the washing process while increasing material efficiency by up to four times,” says Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Corporate Senior Vice President R&D, Technology and Supply Chain Laundry & Home Care at Henkel. The innovative technology is now used in Henkel’s laundry detergents worldwide, strengthening the company’s leading position in its markets.

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