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Keurig Green Mountain Recognizes Excellence in Supply Chain

Glatfelter Receives Highest Honor at Second Annual Ceremony

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:30 am EDT
"We are thrilled to once again honor our suppliers for their hard work and dedication"

WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) released today the recipients of its second annual Supplier Recognition Awards. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the company’s 2017 Top 100 Supplier Conference, an event that brings together Keurig’s top suppliers from around the world to share best practices and collaborate for the betterment of the business.

Touching all aspects of Keurig’s diverse supply chain, 16 winners were selected through a nomination process and rigorous evaluations of 2016 performance. Categories included “Supplier of the Year,” “Top Performance,” “Most Improved,” and “Keurig Values.” In addition to the awards ceremony and working sessions, Keurig provided opportunities for more than 100 suppliers and Keurig employees to give back to local communities in and around Burlington, MA. They volunteered for local non-profits to write notes for children receiving new school supplies, created blankets to donate to local hospitals and community shelters, and assembled supply packages for children in need.

“We are thrilled to once again honor our suppliers for their hard work and dedication,” said Paul Iaderosa, Keurig’s Senior Vice President, Procurement. “Bringing our best suppliers together from around the world is invaluable to our collaboration and reinforces our work together to embody Keurig’s core values. As our suppliers continue to go above and beyond expectations, we are excited to see the innovative work and positive outcomes we can accomplish together.”

The Supplier Recognition Award winners for 2016 are:

Supplier of the Year: Awarded to a supplier based on a combination of high performance, demonstrated commitment to Keurig’s values, and a significant achievement which deserves recognition

Glatfelter

Glatfelter’s Composite Fibers Business Unit is a global supplier of engineered material that has worked with Keurig since 2007. Throughout the ten-year partnership, Glatfelter has provided top quality products and services, playing a vital role in Keurig’s supply chain and, ultimately, its products. In 2016, Glatfelter displayed superior responsiveness to Keurig’s evolving business needs, leading to improvement of the materials it provides and optimization of the supply chain.

Top Performance: Awarded to suppliers based on their overall performance

Barry Wehmiller Design Group
Flavor & Fragrance Specialties
Great Northern Corporation
H.S. Crocker Co., Inc.
Milgram & Company Ltd.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.
Tohoku Fujikura
Urnex Brands
Winpak Heat Seal Packaging Inc.
Xiamen Conjoin Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Most Improved: Awarded to a supplier that demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement

Malnove Packaging and Packaging Solutions

Keurig Value Awards: Awarded to suppliers that demonstrated excellence in living Keurig’s values

Partner for Mutual Success – Simatelex Manufactory Co. Ltd.
Innovate with Passion – SensoryEffects / Balchem
Play to Win – Falcon Coffees
Brew a Better World – V.S. Industry Berhad

About Keurig Green Mountain

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) is a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems. Committed to delivering exceptional coffee for more than 35 years, today our Keurig® brewers and single serve hot beverages are in more than 20 million homes and offices throughout North America. In under a minute, Keurig® brewers consistently and conveniently deliver a fresh-brewed, great tasting cup with just the push of a button. As a testament to that quality, more than 50 leading global coffee, tea and cocoa brands have partnered with Keurig, joining beloved owned brands like Green Mountain Coffee® and The Original Donut Shop® to offer consumers vast personal choice from 500+ varieties. As a company founded on social responsibility, Keurig is committed to using the power of business to brew a better world through our work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, and thriving communities. For more information, visit www.keuriggreenmountain.com, and to purchase Keurig products visit www.keurig.com or www.keurig.ca.

Contact:

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Kristen Mercure, 802-488-2498
Corporate Communications
kristen.mercure@keurig.com

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