P&G recognizes Novozymes as External Business Partner of the Year

Novozymes saw off competition from more than 50,000 business partners and suppliers who work every day with Procter & Gamble.

P&G is the world’s largest consumer goods company. Novozymes’ main collaboration with P&G is in developing and selling enzymes for use in detergents and other household care products.

“We are delighted to be recognized as P&G’s External Business Partner of the Year. It always makes us proud to receive such awards, which demonstrate Novozymes' commitment to innovation and partnerships,” says Anders Lund, Novozymes’ Executive Vice President of Household Care & Technical Industries. “The latest P&G award builds on a fantastic run of recognition by our customers in household care.”

Novozymes’ detergent solutions help customers to improve wash performance, enable low-temperature washing, and replace chemicals with enzymes.

Novozymes’ sales to the Household Care industry increased by 4% organically in the first six months of 2016, as compared with the same period in 2015. Sales growth was driven by customers’ continued demand for liquid detergent formulas and for premium detergent products.

More integration, more innovation
The award was presented by David Taylor, President and CEO of P&G at a ceremony held at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, U.S., on Oct. 14. “We’re focused on getting back to balanced growth. Our supplier partners have a key role to play in our ability to deliver top-line, bottom-line and cash," Taylor said. "The more integrated and connected P&G and our supplier partners are, the better able we are to be more innovative and productive in meeting consumers’ needs and, as a result, deliver balanced and sustainable growth and value creation for our shareholders.”

Novozymes also received an Excellence Award at the ceremony.

Read P&G’s press release announcing the awards.

This is the seventh time Novozymes has won P&G’s Business Partner of the Year award.

Media contact: Rene Tronborg

Read more about Novozymes' Household Care solutions.