- Feb 12, 2020
- Social Responsibility
JD.com Has Allocated RMB 200 Million for Coronavirus Aid to Date
By Rachel Liu
From January 21st to February 2nd, JD.com had allocated around RMB 200 million to support the fight against the coronavirus, and the company continues to invest more daily. Funds cover the donation of health and safety protection equipment and medical supplies, logistics costs to Hubei province and the daily supply of necessities to places that are most affected by the epidemic.
JD.com has donated 100 million masks and 60,000 items, including of medicine and medical supplies, to Hubei Charity Federation, all of which were delivered on January 28th. On January 26th, JD Foundation became the first Internet partner of China Charity Federation and co-initiated two donation campaigns for supporting coronavirus aid targeting Wuhan communities. The 80,000 masks that JD Health donated to hospitals in Wuhan were also delivered on January 28th.
JD Logistics started to provide delivery of medicine to local pharmaceutical companies in Hubei province on January 21st, primarily handling delivery for orders designated by medical organizations starting January 22nd. On January 25th, JD Logistics opened a voluntary transportation channel for coronavirus aid supplies from all over the country to assist Wuhan. Leveraging JD Logistics’ supply chain capabilities and technology, as of February 6th JD Logistics had delivered over 1,600 tons of epidemic prevention materials and necessities from all over the country to Wuhan and surrounding areas. For customers, JD also spares no effort to continuously ensure supply of their daily needs.
On February 8th, JD announced that it will invest another RMB 100 million as a subsidy to merchants who use JD’s warehouse services, including expense reduction of logistics fees, traffic, advertisement and promotion activity support. Before that, on February 2nd JD has already announced 11 subsidy support measures worth RMB 1 million for its 250,000 merchants. JD Worldwide also announced that from February 11th to March 31st, it will provide four types of subsidies to cross border merchants who uses JD’s warehouse and logistics services.