A polymer industry alliance has announced the launch of a new awards scheme to improve supplier-user relationships in Europe.
The Polymers for Europe Alliance, which was established in May 2015, has launched the ‘Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe’, based on an online satisfaction survey to reward Europe’s best polymer producers.
“We decided to start the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe in order to re-establish a good communication between users of polymers and their suppliers, which has obviously suffered lately,” explained Ron Marsh, Chairman of the Polymers for Europe Alliance.
“We simply want to award those producers who support their European customer base. Therefore, we chose what we believe are the five most important criteria for users of polymers when it comes to their suppliers: Polymer quality, Regulatory Compliance, Material Delivery Performance, Communication and Innovation.”
All users of polymers in Europe can get access to the voting tool, free of charge and in strict confidence, and can rate their suppliers’ performances from 2015 up to May 2016.
Based on the ratings for the five criteria, the best European polymer suppliers in the eight different polymer type categories, namely, LDPE, HDPE, PC, PET, PP, PS, PVC and U-PR will be announced. Furthermore, a ninth, overarching award for innovation, covering all polymer types, will be made.
“The online rating tool is easy to understand, extremely user-friendly and provided in several languages in order to reach out to as many polymer users in Europe as possible. It allows users to select and rate their three best suppliers from a global list of polymer producers,” explained Marsh.
“The only condition is that companies first have to register with the Alliance in order to get access to the rating tool. This registration is necessary to ensure that only eligible European companies are using the rating tool.”
The rating period is open for three months from mid-February to mid-May 2016. The final awards ceremony will take place during the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) Annual Meeting on 2-3 June 2016 in Lyon, France.
For more information on the awards, view the presentation here.
To register to vote, click here: http://www.polymercomplyeurope.eu/node/210/register.
Those already registered and would like to start voting, click here: http://www.polymercomplyeurope.eu/content/best-european-polymer-producer-award.