International Bottled Water Association | NEWS RELEASE | DATE: November 15, 2012
Atlanta Company Named Supplier of the Year at Bottled Water Conference
New Orleans, LA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today presented 2012 Supplier of the Year award to GoodPac Plastics headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
“This award acknowledges the commitment of IBWA supplier members to the bottled water industry and reflects the association’s commitment to recognizing outstanding performance among supplier members,” said IBWA Convention Co-Chair Dan Kelly, in making the announcement during the 2012 IBWA Annual Business Conference in New Orleans, LA.
“When selecting GoodPac as this year’s winner, judges noted that suppliers offer the highest value when they are able to provide a dependable and comprehensive assortment of quality products and services to IBWA bottlers. It is apparent that GoodPac clearly understands and executes its role in providing bottlers with an exceptional supply chain—which includes eco-friendly bottles,” Mr. Kelly said.
“Nomination letters illustrate the commitment GoodPac employees have to ensuring client needs are met—even if that means traveling to a site to monitor a bottling process or brainstorming bottle design concepts to ensure a customer gets the best product to meet his or her needs. The friendly and professional attitude of GoodPac’s staff was also highly valued by its clients.
“IBWA has a strong tradition of recognizing the achievements of its members, so it was with delight that the association announces the creation of a new award: the Supplier of the Year award, said Mr. Kelly.
“That performance can be demonstrated in a variety of ways—including product innovation, customer service, technological advances, ‘green’ initiatives, community service, and any efforts advancing interests of the bottled water industry.”
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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters, including spring, mineral, purified, artesian, and sparkling. Founded in 1958, IBWA’s membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, to set comprehensive and stringent standards for safe, high-quality bottled water products.
In addition to FDA regulations, IBWA member bottlers must adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice is a mandatory annual plant inspection by an independent, third-party organization.
IBWA is proud to be a partner with Keep America Beautiful and a supporter of Drink Up, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which encourages Americans to drink more water more often – whether from the tap, a filter, or in a bottle. Choosing water is always the healthy choice.