Based on 2016 performance, PPG named Olympic Forest Products Co., a Cleveland-based pallet management company serving PPG’s businesses in the United States, as the premiere Supplier Sustainability Award recipient.
“PPG is sharply focused on sustainability, and we work to ensure our suppliers around the world share that focus,” said Radhika Batra, PPG vice president, global supply management. “By establishing and growing innovative recycling, repair-and-return, and scrap pallet programs with PPG, Olympic Forest Products helped us reach a total in the U.S. of about 95,000 recycled wooden pallets in 2016, avoiding about 1,300 metric tons of landfill waste while also decreasing our costs. We are very happy to recognize their world-class sustainability practices with our first PPG Supplier Sustainability Award.”
On an annual basis, PPG purchases approximately $7.5 billion in goods and services globally from thousands of suppliers. The company’s criteria for Excellent Supplier Awards include quality, commercial value, delivery, documentation, innovation, responsiveness, sustainability and participation in PPG's Supplier Added Value Effort ($AVE) program.
“These nine suppliers all helped create a competitive advantage for PPG in 2016, by maximizing value, meeting quality and service requirements, and minimizing risk and complexity,” Batra said. “These awards show our appreciation of their efforts to support PPG.”
Companies earning the 2016 Excellent Supplier Award, and the products and services they provide, are:
Alchemy Media, a media agency in Harrogate, England, serves the architectural coatings – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) business.
Chromaflo Technologies, with headquarters in Ashtabula, Ohio, supplies tints and colorants to the architectural, automotive refinish, industrial, and protective and marine coatings businesses in North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Europe.
Complementos Coby S.A de CV, of San Pedro, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, supplies PPG Comex and the industrial coatings and protective and marine coatings businesses in Mexico and Central America with sundries products.
EMFI SAS, with global headquarters in Haguenau, France, provides polyurethane sealants to the PPG Comex architectural coatings business and the industrial coatings business in Mexico.
Mi-T-M Corp., Peosta, Iowa, supplies pressure washers through PPG’s architectural coatings stores and dealers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Olympic Forest Products, winner of the first-ever PPG Supplier Sustainability Award, provides wooden pallets and services to PPG’s architectural coatings, automotive refinish coatings, industrial coatings, automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings, protective and marine coatings, and specialty coatings and materials businesses in the U.S.
Penske Logistics, headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, has provided dedicated lift-gate truck fleet service to PPG’s architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada since 2006.
Schϋtz, with global headquarters in Selters, Germany, equips the automotive refinish coatings, industrial coatings, automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings, and packaging coatings businesses in North America, South America and the EMEA region with intermediate bulk container (IBC) packaging systems.
Tower Sealants of Oklahoma City supplies products through PPG PAINTS stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.