CHEP USA Receives 2013 Winning Through Business Integration Award from
Unilever North America
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
In presenting the award, Unilever cited several achievements by CHEP USA
*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
“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
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).
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
Sheila Farrier, +1-770-668-8350
Director of Communications
Ronald Margulis, +1-908-272-3930
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