Rochester, NY – Diamond Packaging was named an “External Business Partner of the Year” by Procter & Gamble during P&G's annual External Business Partner Recognition Dinner on October 23, 2013. Nearly 80 top suppliers and agencies attended the annual event to recognize and celebrate key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence.
“We are extremely honored to have won this prestigious award,” said Karla Fichter, CEO and owner of Diamond Packaging. “Our partnership with Procter & Gamble is especially rewarding because of our shared commitment to innovation and value creation.”
Diamond was one of only 15 suppliers, out of more than 82,000, to receive P&G’s highest honor of being named “External Business Partner of the Year”. Suppliers achieved this distinction by consistently scoring the highest in broad-based quantitative and qualitative evaluations by P&G employees throughout the supply chain. Diamond was also the top-ranked folding carton supplier in the world.
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 Crest® 3D White® Whitestrips®. Diamond has also been instrumental in the success of several P&G product launches, including its recent Gillette® Fusion® ProGlide™ global launch.
Speaking at the event, A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “For P&G, the primary drivers of growth and value creation are innovation and productivity. P&G’s external business partners help us deliver both, creating value for consumers, customers and shareholders alike.”
Diamond also received an Excellence Award for the fifth time in the last six years. Only about 0.1% of P&G's global suppliers received this distinction for consistent high performance.
“I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were recognized as ‘External Business Partner of the Year,’” said Rick Hughes, Chief Purchasing Officer. “Our external business partners are a critical part of the P&G team and a true competitive advantage.”
About Diamond Packaging
Founded in 1911, Diamond Packaging is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business specializing in developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. Utilizing state of-the-art technologies, Diamond designs and manufactures paperboard and plastic folding cartons, and provides comprehensive contract packaging services for the personal care (cosmetics, hair care, skin care, fragrance, oral care, and shaving), health care, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food and confectionery industries. Its client portfolio includes Bausch & Lomb, Beiersdorf, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Godiva Chocolatier, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, and Procter & Gamble. As part of the Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA), Diamond and its alliance members offer packaging solutions to companies operating on an international scale. Customers receive responsive, localized service, award-winning creative designs, identical product specifications and consistent brand recognition, resulting in unparalleled worldwide packaging support. For more information about Diamond Packaging, contact Dennis Bacchetta at (585) 334-8030 x229 or visit the website at www.diamondpackaging.com. For more information about Diamond’s greenbox initiative, visit the sustainability microsite at www.diamondpackaging.com/green.