JERSEY CITY, NJ – AUGUST 25, 2011—Evergreen has been named a 2010 Partner in Progress for Sears Holdings Corporation. Evergreen received the award for the ocean carrier's unique dedication to service commitment, quality and innovation.
It was based on "space protection" that Evergreen provided during the 2010 peak season when it was a carrier-dominated market and that the commitment to move Sears 2010 cargo was evident from Evergreen in Taipei, to the Far East ports of loading, and from the U.S sales and customer service support. Evergreen continues to set the benchmark for superior global shipping services.
Each year, Sears Holdings grants the prestigious Partners in Progress award to a select group of supplier companies. These suppliers provide Sears Holdings with quality products and services, from apparel, appliances and tools, to marketing, facilities, design and technology. Of the over 30,000 suppliers that work with Sears Holdings, less than one percent have the privilege to receive this award.
"The Partners in Progress award has recognized the commitment, quality and innovation of our top-performing supplier partners for the last 30 years. The dedication of these suppliers allows us to continue to present our customers quality services, which support our company's goal of becoming the leader in integrated retail – in-store, online and at home," said Lou D'Ambrosio, president and chief executive officer of Sears Holdings Corporation. "Through our continued collaboration, we will be able to more effectively leverage the breadth of our portfolio and the power of our brands."
"Our ability to earn such high marks from a premier customer with a stellar reputation is a testament to the people of Evergreen whose commitment to quality service is priority number one," said Anchor Chang, president of Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan), operator of Evergreen Line. "Such recognition makes us all realize that we are honoring our commitments to the market."
Jay Buckley, executive vice president, business, for EGA said: "To receive this award it certainly takes a comprehensive commitment from all levels of the company to meet the service expectations of our VIP customer. We thank all of our associates worldwide and our Chicago office, specifically, who service this top brand client."
The Partners in Progress recipients are selected from nominations submitted by Sears Holdings' associates who purchased goods and services from suppliers in 2010. The award recognizes suppliers for product or service quality, innovation, diversity and overall market performance.