Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced the recipients of its Supply Performance, Supplier Innovation and Supplier Sustainability awards.

“Strategically directed programs and joint R&D projects with strategic suppliers enable us to gain early access to our partners’ latest innovations,” said Mike Olosky, corporate senior vice president of Research and Innovation. “The close and trustful collaboration with our partners allows us to incorporate our requirements at a very early stage in the development process, and meet the specific needs of our customers in the best possible way.”

The suppliers’ expertise and understanding of Henkel’s strategy are an important basis for such a successful cooperation–it ensures their ideas and proposals are aligned with the company’s business priorities.

BASF received the Supply Performance Award, reportedly due to its effort to supply high-quality raw materials. The Supplier Innovation Award was given to Kaneka, which reportedly gives Henkel access to its innovations to open up and explore new paths together. The Sustainability Award was given to Dow Corning for its ongoing efforts to optimize processes with regard to sustainability. Dow Corning reportedly addresses topics such as logistics and waste reduction, and develops new concepts together with Henkel.

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