The fourth largest food company in Latin America, Grupo Nutresa, has awarded Smurfit Kappa the Exemplary Supplier 2014 award in the Corrugated Packaging category as part of their inaugural supplier awards ceremony.
The award committee looked at almost 2000 suppliers in seven categories of goods and services.
It analyzed the companies’ performance in terms of innovation, productivity, logistics, and social and environmental sustainability.
This event acknowledges suppliers of Grupo Nutresa that stand out for their contribution to the company.
The event is also stimulates suppliers in their continuous improvement effort; and to reflect adaptability in changing environment and contribution towards Colombia’s social, economic and environmental progress.
“Their role in the value chain is critical and largely contributes to generate incentives that allow making a difference for our customers and increase loyalty among our end use customers,” says president Carlos Ignacio Gallego.
“Undoubtedly the practices that are being led by the nominees are an example to other companies that contribute to the progress of the country.”
The Nutresa Group, formerly Compañía Nacional de Chocolates, is one of Colombia’s largest companies, having more than 90 years of history and operating in 14 countries.
It reaches consumers through eight business units in the food sector among which are processed meats, cookies, chocolate, coffee, instant cold beverages, ice cream, pasta and food served to consumers through their restaurant chains.
At present, its brands have a share of over 60% in the Colombian market.
Smurfit Kappa provides Grupo Nutresa with packaging solutions for its cookies, chocolate and coffee brands.