2022 Beckers Supplier Award
The Beckers Supplier Award honors our suppliers for their efforts and commitment to improve the sustainability of their operations.
Beckers relies on raw materials developed and manufactured by our suppliers. Our upstream supply chain is crucial for our success and our environmental footprint. We want to inspire our supply chain partners to work with us and make a positive impact on our industry around the world. This inspired our annual Beckers Supplier Award.
Our initiative Chain Up! drives sustainability throughout our supply chain and is now an integral part of our supplier management. Together with EcoVadis, we invite essential suppliers to assess their sustainability management based on a points system. The minimum score we demand is 40 points in each of the four subcategories – environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. We have adopted EcoVadis’ online assessment as our standard tool to evaluate our raw material suppliers and many of our key partners are themselves now drawing on EcoVadis and have reached our sustainability threshold.
We established the Beckers Supplier Award to acknowledge the effort and commitment this involves. It is a formal recognition of the supplier that has made the most progress during the year. We are proud towork with outstanding partners whose efforts and commitment we appreciate. We hope that more of our suppliers will join us on this journey. The Beckers Supplier Award is given out annually and the winner announced in the Beckers Sustainability Report. The award underlines our belief that we can advance sustainability standards across the industry with committed collaboration and clear communication.
PRP Resins in South Africa is 2022 recipient of Supplier Award
PRP Resins has been manufacturing resins for the paint and ink industries for over 50 Years. They have an extensive range of resins used in diverse markets, coil coating, automotive refinishing, decorative paints and more. Beckers and PRP Resins have been collaborating for 25 years and in 2022 they tremendously improved their EcoVadis rating as they continued to push for several projects that foster sustainability. For Beckers they developed for example high-solid alternatives to current systems or natural oil-based resin systems.
Gregory A. Meaker, Managing Director of PRP Resins says: “Receiving this recognition is an honor for the PRP Resins Team. We pride ourselves in taking the lead in South Africa in our efforts to ensure reaching and maintaining our sustainability goals. The relationship with Beckers has been an integral part in this. Our journey together over the years has motivated us to continue on this path.”