Nouryon recognises nine suppliers for exceptional partnership in sustainability, reliability and special event support

15 February 2022

Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, recently recognised a number of its top global partners through its inaugural 2021 Supplier of the Year Awards event held in Barcelona, Spain. The awards highlighted global suppliers that distinguished themselves by exceeding Nouryon’s expectations in three categories: Sustainability, Supplier Reliability, and Special Event Support. Award recipients were recommended to executive leadership by Nouryon’s global Procurement team in close collaboration with the company’s commercial, logistics, and manufacturing teams.

"Through another year of pandemic-related challenges, our suppliers have exhibited extraordinary resilience, reliability, and commitment to a sustainable future,” said Charlie Shaver, Nouryon Chairman and CEO. "We are pleased with what we have accomplished together in the last year and look forward to the opportunities ahead.”

The winners of the 2021 Nouryon Supplier of the Year Awards and related award criteria include:

The award recognises suppliers who share and support Nouryon’s high sustainability standards as measured in the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform. The platform assesses and tracks the sustainability performance of suppliers based on their policies, actions, and results.

  • SAP
  • BASF
  • Eurotainer

Supplier Reliability
Award recipients were recognised for exceptional supply reliability, collaboration, and close partnership with Nouryon while facing a challenging supply and demand environment.

  • Emerson
  • Den Hartogh

Special Event Support
The award recognises suppliers for their outstanding flexibility and creativity in navigating various unforeseen supply challenges as well as strong and transparent communications with Nouryon.

  • Thermo Fisher
  • Greif
  • Maersk

"As a leading global speciality chemicals provider, our suppliers play a critical role in the sustainable and safe delivery of Nouryon’s industry-leading products and services,” said Stephen Hester, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Nouryon. "We are pleased to recognise our top global suppliers for their exceptional performance and thank them for the strong collaboration through the year.”

At Nouryon, suppliers are meticulously vetted to ensure the company sources responsibly and selects partners that share and support the company’s high standards outlined in its Business Partner Code of Conduct.

In 2021, Nouryon was awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis for its sustainability achievements. This rating places Nouryon in the top 3% of companies assessed by the global sustainability ratings provider. To learn more about Nouryon’s sustainability commitments, download Sustainability Report 2020 or visit its Sustainability webpage.

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