Barsinghausen, 28/04/2017: For the third time in a row, Nestlé honoured its best suppliers for their exceptional performance at its Suppliers’ Day event, held in Frankfurt on 21 April. At the ceremony, Lyreco Deutschland GmbH was presented with the Bronze Award 2017, thereby achieving an exceptional 3rd place out of all Nestlé suppliers.
Under the motto “creating quality together”, the issue of sustainability was a key focus of the awards. The three best suppliers were presented with gold, silver and bronze awards for their active support of Nestlé’s programme targeting responsible procurement. Beatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, CEO of Nestlé Deutschland, presented the winners with their awards. The approximately 100 participants included representatives of suppliers in domains ranging from agricultural commodities to packaging materials, while members of Nestlé management and its purchasing organisation were also in attendance.
The award for Lyreco Deutschland GmbH was received by Olaf Dubbert, Quality, Security and Sustainability Manager, and René Rodriguez, Strategic International Account Manager , who together accepted the award on behalf of the Lyreco team. “We are very proud to receive this award, which shows how successfully our sustainability measures can be implemented by customers”, said Olaf Dubbert.
During the awards ceremony, Nestlé highlighted that Lyreco had made efforts on sustainable purchasing . For example, special filtering options have been implemented on the website in order to help Nestlé to select green products according to clearly defined sustainability criteria.In addition, through its own “Lyreco For Education” programme, Lyreco has supported access to education for children from the poorest backgrounds in developing countries, and has been a member of the UN Global Compact initiative for many years.
Nestlé, the world’s largest food producer, aspires to be recognised as ‘number one’ in the field of nutrition, health and well-being. This is only possible if suppliers across the entire supply chain also commit themselves to similar high standards of quality. Through close collaboration with its suppliers, Nestlé seeks to exceed basic compliance requirements and, together with its partners, create processes that provide mutual added value from which all parties in the supply chain can benefit. For this reason, Nestlé Deutschland holds a Suppliers’ Day every two years and presents Supplier Awards, with which Nestlé recognises exceptional performances and contributions to the quality and sustainability of commodities and materials by its suppliers. “Against this background, the fact that we have been recognised as the third best of all suppliers to Nestlé Deutschland GmbH makes us proud and shows that our high service quality pays dividends”, said a delighted Marc Gebauer, Managing Director of Lyreco Deutschland GmbH.