Pratt Industries has been recognized with the United States Postal Service’s prestigious Supplier Sustainability Excellence Award in its very first contract with the organization.
The Postal Service has over 25,000 suppliers, and Pratt was one of the few suppliers honored for its performance during 2013. Pratt’s award was presented to our CEO Brian McPheely at a recognition ceremony and reception in Washington, D.C.
The Postal Service recognized 14 companies in all at the annual Supplier Performance Awards ceremony, saluting performance that reduces costs, maintains high levels of service and provides innovative and sustainable solutions.
“It’s essential that we have a world-class chain of suppliers to provide consistently outstanding service to our customers,” said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe. “Each of you is a significant link in that chain. Working together, we deliver for the American people.”
Pratt’s award recognizes excellence in implementing environmentally preferred business practices that help the Postal Service achieve its sustainability goals and reduce its carbon footprint.
“Pratt Industries is very honored and humbled to be recognized by the Postal Service for this award,” said Pratt’s Postal Service account director Jace Denney. “It’s a great relationship that not only benefits both parties but also the planet…in our first year as supplier we helped the Postal Service save the equivalent of many tens of thousands of trees.”
Pratt provides corrugated boxes and packaging supplies for the Postal Service’s ReadyPost and Expedited Packaging supply programs. During the past year, we were also able to collaborate with the Postal Service to offer innovative recycling programs that recovered obsolete materials and converted them into new packaging materials.
Postal Service Supply Management Vice President Susan M. Brownell said: “All the suppliers being recognized here today have demonstrated, in one way or another, continual growth and progress in their contractual relationships with us.”
“Most importantly, the focus that these suppliers have placed on continuous improvement has played a significant role in helping the Postal Service deliver high quality service to its customers.”