- Nov 14, 2018
- Social Responsibility
JD.com Honored For Commitment to Sustainable Future
JD.com, China’s leading technology-driven e-commerce and retail infrastructure service provider, announced today it will join the ranks of top global companies in receiving the 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability Award.
The award is a testament to the company’s commitment to environmental causes, extensive contributions to social innovation and the far-reaching impact of its Corporate Responsibility Program.
For the past five years, JD.com’s CSR team has galvanized the company, creating and implementing programs that foster sustainable development. Through its initiatives, every part of the JD.com footprint, from the creation of a product, to its packaging, sale and delivery, is executed with the expectation that the company’s impact on society and the environment will be positive, long lasting and sustainable.
The SEAL Awards consider sustainability, environmental achievement and leadership in granting its business sustainability award, which recognizes the most sustainable companies globally. In receiving this award for its global impact, JD.com joins honorees including Apple, Impossible Foods, Nike, Patagonia, Samsung and Seventh Generation.
Libo Ma, JD.com’s head of corporate social responsibility, said, “JD.com is honored to receive the SEAL Award and join leaders in corporate sustainability, a cause we champion for the long term. The recognition is a testament to our multi-faceted sustainable platform and enduring commitment to environmental protection, poverty alleviation and social innovation and education. We believe a company should be measured not only by traditional business metrics, but also by how much it contributes to the people and society. At JD, our commitment stems from our fundamental belief that we have a responsibility to continuously improve society.”
Matt Harney, Founder of the SEAL Awards, said, “JD.com’s recycling initiative received the highest possible environmental impact score from our judging panel. The program’s impact metrics – covering 47 cities throughout China, with over 1 million articles of clothing and over 400,000 toys recycled – are extraordinary. We applaud the leadership JD.com has shown in leveraging its vast customer base and logistics network to create immediate and meaningful sustainability improvements for our planet.”
As China’s largest retailer, JD.com’s sustainable platforms use the company’s technological advances such as its self-developed logistics and supply chain network that can reach 99% of China’s population. The company has applied innovative technology and expansive infrastructure to making significant contributions to social innovation, environmental protection, education, disaster relief and poverty alleviation, with the total value of contributions exceeding RMB 700 million.
The SEAL Awards is an environmental advocacy organization that honors leaders in business and the media for their work in combatting climate change. SEAL’s organizational pillars are its Business Sustainability Awards, Environmental Journalism Awards, and Environmental Research Grants program.