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Nouryon recognizes nine suppliers for exceptional partnership in Sustainability, Reliability and Special Event Support

15 Feb 2022 - News

Nouryon recently recognized a number of its top global partners through its inaugural 2021 Supplier of the Year Awards event held in Barcelona, Spain. The awards highlighted global suppliers that distinguished themselves by exceeding Nouryon’s expectations in three categories: Sustainability, Supplier Reliability, and Special Event Support. Award recipients were recommended to executive leadership by Nouryon’s global Procurement team in close collaboration with the company’s commercial, logistics, and manufacturing teams.

“Through another year of pandemic-related challenges, our suppliers have exhibited extraordinary resilience, reliability and commitment to a sustainable future,” said Charlie Shaver, Nouryon Chairman and CEO. “We are pleased with what we have accomplished together in the last year and look forward to the opportunities ahead.”

The winners of the 2021 Nouryon Supplier of the Year Awards and related award criteria include:


The award recognizes suppliers who share and support Nouryon’s high sustainability standards as measured in the EcoVadis Corporate Social  responsibility (CSR) platform. The platform assesses and tracks the  sustainability performance of suppliers based on their policies, actions, and results.




Supplier Reliability

Award recipients were recognized for exceptional supply reliability, collaboration and close partnership with Nouryon while facing a challenging supply and demand environment.



Den Hartogh

Special Event Support

The award recognizes suppliers for their outstanding flexibility and creativity in navigating various unforeseen supply challenges as well as strong and transparent communications with Nouryon.

Thermo Fisher



“As a leading global specialty chemicals provider, our suppliers play a critical role in the sustainable and safe delivery of Nouryon’s industry-leading products and services,” said Stephen Hester, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Nouryon. “We are pleased to recognize our top global suppliers for their exceptional performance and thank them for the strong collaboration through the year.”

At Nouryon, suppliers are meticulously vetted to ensure the company sources responsibly and selects partners that share and support the company’s high standards outlined in its Business Partner Code of Conduct.


Learn more

In 2021, Nouryon was awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis for its sustainability achievements. This rating places Nouryon in the top 3% of companies assessed by the global sustainability ratings provider. To learn more about our sustainability commitments, download Sustainability Report 2020 or visit our Sustainability webpage. 

About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of approximately 8,200 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands.


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