Diageo North America celebrates top performing partners at 12th Annual Supplier Awards

14 Oct 2022
Diageo North America - 12th Annual Supplier Awards

During the virtual ceremony, Diageo recognized 15 supplier and agency partners across ten categories for their contribution in driving value for the company and growing our brands. In this year’s celebration, Diageo included a new Grain to Glass Sustainability category recognizing those organizations that share our commitment to building a sustainable world.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our suppliers and agencies that have demonstrated excellence and continue to uphold the principles of resilience, innovation, service, and performance to ensure we deliver to our customers and consumers. This year, we are especially honored to include a category that recognizes those partners that have played a critical role to ensuring we advance in our journey to sustainable supply chains.”

Perry Jones DIAGEO
Perry Jones

President, Diageo North America Supply

These are Diageo North America’s 2022 Supplier Awards winners, which will virtually join winners from across all our operations for the Diageo Global Supplier and Agency Awards taking place in December.

Supplier of the Year:

Pratt Industries (Conyers, GA)

Distinguished Honors - Special Projects:

Pope Wainwright Ltd. (London, UK)

Wasserman (Los Angeles, CA)

Grain to Glass Sustainability:

GCI Energy Experts (Québec, Canada)

Diversity Excellence:

PILOT (New York, NY)

Value Creation:

MGPI (Lawrenceburg, IN)

Gain Theory (New York, NY)

Breakthrough Performance:

NuMove Robotique & Vision (Québec, Canada)

Breakthrough Collaboration: 

Graham Design Engineering (Alberta, Canada)

Service Excellence: 

Hunton Andrews Kurth (Richmond, VA)

Ryder (Miami, FL)

Quality Excellence: 

ED&F Man (New Orleans, LA)

NewDay Communications (Norwalk, CT)

Innovation Excellence: 

Vayner3 (New York, NY)

Vitro (Monterrey, Mexico)


Category Descriptions

Supplier of the Year:  Collaborative and proactive, this partner has driven value for Diageo by providing superior quality, service, innovation, and value – delivered overall stellar performance. Award criteria includes outstanding industry performance, social responsibility, and commitment to safety, environmental awareness and sustainability.

Special Projects Champion: These partners have made a substantial, positive impact on one or more Diageo brands or critical projects, and demonstrated leadership by initiating and propelling new and creative project ideas on time, on budget, and through proactive risk and opportunity identification. 

Grain to Glass Sustainability: This partner demonstrated its commitment to one or more of the priorities within the category and are directly impacting Diageo’s progress towards the 2030 sustainability target as a result.  The priorities within the category include improved water stewardship, accelerating decarbonization and innovating with sustainable design principles. This partner demonstrated impactful progress within the community in which they operate, the Diageo supply chain and/or the wider industry.

Diversity Excellence: These suppliers are diverse enterprises that have exemplified outstanding performance in execution and value creation. This diverse owned supplier or agency has created a more inclusive and diverse culture, stronger business performance and has a greater positive impact on Society.

Value Creation: This supplier has demonstrated the deepest commitment to Diageo''s continuous improvement culture while driving year over year cost reductions and overall value. This partner also helps Diageo create and maintain value creation through reliable performance, understanding of business needs and dedication to driving joint value.

Breakthrough Performance: This supplier has successfully overcome challenging performance goals by delivering outstanding and measurable improvements in service, quality, and value.

Breakthrough Collaboration: This supplier has demonstrated a deep commitment to proactively identifying risks and opportunities in collaboration with key stakeholders across the business, while exhibiting exceptional communications capabilities and fostering an environment of teamwork. 

Service Excellence: These partners have exceeded expectations in flexibility and responsiveness to meet changing supply chain requirements. They have also demonstrated a firm understanding of Diageo business needs and successfully delivered finished goods and/or services on time, in full, and as ordered. 

Quality Excellence: This supplier has demonstrated outstanding quality of the goods and/or services to Diageo. Award criteria includes the supplier’s contributions to capability improvements, root cause problem solving, and Six Sigma methodology to create and sustain zero-defect processes and supply chains. 

Innovation Excellence: This partner has demonstrated brilliant execution with new Diageo innovations: product, services or consumer experiences. Partnering closely with Diageo on special projects, this supplier has provided breakthrough performance, flexibility and speed to market despite demanding timelines and changing requirements. Award criteria includes the supplier’s impact on Diageo’s ability to achieve brand growth, market share gain and drive progress towards the 2030 targets.