SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc. (a subsidiary of Zappos.com, Inc.) announced today that the company received SHARP certification from Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). The company previously obtained SHARP certification in 2009. The US Department of Labor created the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) to encourage and recognize excellence in occupational safety and health among small to mid-sized employers. Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc. (“Zappos”) employs approximately 2,700 workers and handles all distribution for the online retailer—from apparel to footwear. All Zappos employees embrace the company’s ten core values, which include delivering WOW through service.
In order to receive SHARP certification, Zappos underwent a thorough assessment by Kentucky OSH consultants. The evaluation included ensuring that Zappos’ illness and injury rates fell below the national averages, as well as confirming the company exceeded OSHA standards for workplace health and safety. Although companies must meet federal standards for the program, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the award because the state has had its own federally approved Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) program for over 20 years.
Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc. was presented with a plaque acknowledging their SHARP recertification from KY OSH officials in a ceremony by Commissioner of Workplace Standards, Michael Dixon on April 4, 2012. The Shepherdsville, KY distribution facility is the 17th active SHARP’s company in Kentucky. SHARP recertification is good for two years and then, can be renewed. A company is exempted from scheduled KYOSH compliance inspections during the certification period.
Other Kentucky companies currently having SHARP certification are:
Uncle Charlie’s Meats–Richmond; E.D. Bullard Co.–Cynthiana; Multicorr Co.–Louisville; Federal Mogul Maysville-Maysville; Washington Penn Plastic Co.-Frankfort; Maker’s Mark Co.-Loretto; Zappos F/C Center-Shepherdsville; American Woodmark Co.- Monticello; Univance Inc.–Winchester; Ceradyne Inc.- Lexington; SUN Products – Bowling Green; Gate Precast Co.-Winchester; ADI in Louisville-Louisville; National Office Furniture – Fordsville; Pittsburg Tank & Tower-Henderson; Roll Forming Corporation (Custom)-Shelbyville; and 3A Composites USA - Glasgow.
Established in 1999, Zappos.com, operated by Zappos Development, has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. The Zappos Family generates gross merchandise sales exceeding $1 billion annually. Zappos.com currently showcases millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com, Inc. was recognized in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the "100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR". Zappos.com is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture, and job openings can be found at http://about.zappos.com. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at http://www.zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com is a subsidiary of (AMZN) Amazon.com.
About Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc. (A
Subsidiary of Zappos.com, Inc.)
The Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc. legal entity was created in 2009. The Kentucky warehouses are located in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. In August 2002, the first warehouse opened in Shepherdsville. With the addition of Warehouse 2, Warehouse 2.5, and Warehouse 2.6 (all in Shepherdsville), the Fulfillment Centers has now reached a total of more than 1 million square feet (reaching a total of about 21 football fields)! Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc. attributes a rapid growth to superior service; the company believes that if customers receive a great shipping experience, then growth in sales will follow. Rather than focusing on maximizing profits, Fulfillment Centers focus on maximizing the service they provide. The warehouse runs around the clock, seven days a week, in order to ship orders to customers as quickly as possible.