CHEP USA Receives 2013 Winning Through Business Integration Award from Unilever North America Business Wire ATLANTA -- July 23, 2013 CHEP USA,a leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions,was recently presented the 2013 Winning Through Business Integration award by Unilever North America, a leading marketer of consumer packaged goods. The award is given annually to Unilever suppliers that create synergies and align with the company’s overarching strategy to add value, grow business and reduce overall environmental impact. In presenting the award, Unilever cited several achievements by CHEP USA including: *CHEP has continuously added value by creating joint supply chain programs with Unilever resulting in significant savings annually; and *CHEP has delivered more than $3 million in actual recognized savings through Joint Business Development Plans validated by Unilever North America. “Unilever recognizes CHEP as a leader in supply chain efficiencies, and this award represents our appreciation for our partnership that has resulted in both a reduction in costs and increased productivity,” said Wendy Herrick, Vice President Customer Service & Logistics, Unilever North America. Daniel Walsh, Vice President, USA Sales and Customer Collaboration, and Jake Gilene, Director of Global Accounts, CHEP USA, attended the event and accepted the award on behalf of the company. “We are truly honored to have received this award from Unilever,” said Walsh. “It is a testament not only to the relationship we have built with Unilever but the outstanding teamwork and collaboration of the Unilever Warehouse Central Pallet Team and CHEP Sales & Customer Operations account teams have made to support Unilever’s overarching business goals and objectives. “We are committed to extending and expanding that support in the future as we work together to optimize the Unilever supply chain,” he added. Unilever was an early supporter of CHEP solutions in the United States and around the globe, deploying CHEP in the American market more than 20 years ago. About Unilever Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. We work with 173,000 colleagues around the world, and generated annual sales of €51.3 billion in 2012. Over half of our company’s footprint is in the faster growing developing and emerging markets (55% in 2012). Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our portfolio includes some of the world’s best known brands such as Knorr, Persil / Omo, Dove, Sunsilk, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Rexona / Sure, Wall’s, Lux, Rama, Ponds and Axe. Unilever has been recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years. We are included in the FTSE4Good Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. In 2012, for the second year in a row, Unilever led the Climate Counts Company Scorecard and topped the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the GlobeScan / SustainAbility latest annual survey. The company is an employer of choice in many of the countries in which it operates and is seen as a symbol for innovation and leadership development. For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com (Link opens in a new window). About CHEP CHEP is a global leader in managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions, serving many of the world's largest companies in sectors such as consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage and automotive. CHEP’s service is environmentally sustainable and increases efficiency for customers while reducing operating risk and product damage. CHEP’s 7,500-plus employees and 300 million pallets and containers offer unbeatable coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points in 49 countries. Our customer portfolio includes global companies and brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM. CHEP is part of Brambles Limited. For more information, visit www.chep.com Contact: CHEP Sheila Farrier, +1-770-668-8350 Director of Communications email@example.com or RAM Communications Ronald Margulis, +1-908-272-3930 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEP USA Receives 2013 Winning Through Business Integration Award from Unilever North America
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