This year, 3M recognized 11 suppliers among thousands in its global supply base for world class performance in providing products and/or services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on strategic spend, contract compliance, actions taken to improve 3M’s relevance and overall supplier performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, technology roadmaps). An awards ceremony and dinner were held on September 11 and 12 at 3M’s St. Paul campus.
“Our suppliers are critical to our ability to execute our business strategies, benefit our customers and reach our 2025 Sustainability Goals,” says Jose Varela, 3M’s vice president of Sourcing Operations. “We are fortunate to work with great suppliers who are committed to maintaining a partnership with 3M and helping us service our global customers with the innovative and valuable solutions they expect. It’s important that we recognize our most outstanding suppliers, and that’s what this award is all about.”
NatureWorks is a world leading biopolymers supplier to the plastics, fibers, and nonwovens markets with its Ingeo portfolio of naturally advanced materials made from annually renewable, abundant resources. The company received awards in both polymers and sustainability categories for its work in supporting one of 3M’s latest customer solutions.