Oct 13, 2022|
JD.com Named on Fortune’s 2022 Change the World List
by Yuchuan Wang
JD.com has ranked No.2 on Fortune’s 2022 Change the World List for its efforts in delivering essential supplies in the second quarter of 2022 during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai. Fortune released the list on October 10.
The list honors about 50 companies globally each year that use the creative tools —including the profit motive—to address society’s unmet needs. It assesses nominees by factors including measurable social impact, business results and degree of innovation.
Fortune highlighted that JD.com sent over 5,000 workers to Shanghai from other cities during that period to meet demand that peaked at 1.5 million orders fulfilled per day.
During the fight against COVID resurgences in China this spring, JD Logistics delivered more than 150,000 tons of essential goods to affected people. JD couriers went up and beyond to ensure local people’s livelihoods, such as setting up more than 1,600 contactless delivery stations in various neighborhoods. Incomplete statistics showed that the company has put in a total of RMB 2 billion yuan in supporting the fight against the pandemic in Shanghai, Beijing and other regions with outbreaks this year so far.
JD.com has attached great importance to its social responsibilities since day one, and has been building a “responsible supply chain” to create value for businesses, industries and society. In 2012, JD.com’s founder Richard Liu authorized that if a disaster happens anywhere in the country, the nearest JD warehouse should immediately donate and transport its goods to meet the emergency demands, and the management of any such warehouse would not need to obtain prior approval.