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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 point 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 the sustainability threshold that we demand.

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 work with outstanding partners and appreciate their efforts and commitment. We hope that more of our suppliers will join us on this journey. The Beckers Supplier Award is granted 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.

Polynt Composites is 2021 recipient of Supplier Award

The 2021 winner of our Supplier Award is Polynt Composites, a US-based polymers and intermediates company founded in 1955. Beckers has worked with recently to implement a long-term sustainability strategy. Polynt Composites has taken big steps towards sustainability and was approved by EcoVadis this year. Their team is working with Beckers US laboratory to implement a long-term sustainability strategy with a focus on bio-based resins and HAP-free solvents.

From left to right: Eddie Baron (Director of Research & Development: Americas, Beckers), Alex Delgado (R&D Group Leader, Product Applications Testing & Technical Service, Polynt), Collin Holbert (Account Manager, Polynt), Roberto Leanza (North America Coatings Business Manager, Polynt), Kristi Kozar (Sales & Operations Planning Coordinator, Polynt), Tina Tomschin (R&D Group Leader, Core Technologies, Polynt) and Jethro Montzka (Vice President Americas, Beckers).

Polynt Composites is part of the Polynt Group that has operations on four continents – production facilities and commercial plants that ensure a reliable supply of innovative, sustainable and responsible products. Their business is focused on composites, intermediates and coatings. The company invests in research, innovation and development to provide solutions that respect the environment.

“Polynt Composites supports Beckers US by being a sustainability-focused supplier, providing good technical support, delivering on time and communicating well.”

Jethro Montzka | Vice President Americas

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