Schneider National announced today, Jan. 21, that it is among an elite group of 61 suppliers, out of an 80,000-strong network, to receive top honors at the Procter & Gamble supplier conference in Cincinnati. Schneider received P&G’s inaugural Excellence Award for consistently providing a high level of service to the multinational manufacturer.
“Procter and Gamble has such an extensive network of suppliers that having the Schneider name rise to the top truly is a great honor,” says Steve Matheys, executive vice president of global commercial services at Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National. “Safe hard-working drivers and strategic, dedicated customer service teams are at the heart of awards like this. We’re proud to work with a company like Procter and Gamble to enhance the standard of living around the world.”
Procter & Gamble was Schneider’s first interstate client and has been a customer for 50 years. Today, its service needs span multiple lines of business, including intermodal, dedicated, truckload and drop-lot specialty services. Schneider helps Procter & Gamble deliver its products to consumers across the globe, focusing on China and North America.
“Our suppliers are critical partners in helping us bring innovation to life, manage our costs and improve productivity,” says Keith Harrison, Procter & Gamble’s global product supply officer. “With the current global economic uncertainty, strong relationships with suppliers are more important than ever to achieving P&G’s sustainability goals and supporting the company’s growth today and going forward.”
Schneider says that in 2008, it worked with Procter & Gamble to further its sustainability initiatives by participating in the global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent not-for-profit international organization aiming to create a lasting relationship between shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate change. Schneider says the information it provided to Procter & Gamble for the CDP’s survey helps them measure their carbon footprint and identify ways to create a greener supply chain.