Aug 1, 2022|

JD Logistics Announces Supply Chain Decarbonization Initiative


by Doris Liu’s logistics arm JD Logistics (JDL) and the Green Supply Chain Professional Committee of the All-China Environment Federation jointly released action guidelines on July 27 for achieving a more sustainable and low-carbon supply chain.

The Supply Chain Decarbonization Initiative, proposed at the second Sustainable Consumption Forum, which is part of the CICPE (China International Consumption Products Expo) held in Haikou, capital of Hainan province, is based on the belief that setting up a unified standard for calculating carbon emissions is the foundation of decarbonization to ensure accurate, fair and comparable results among companies. By focusing on technology and application, companies can achieve life-cycle carbon reduction goals through designing more sustainable products and services. Also, the initiative encourages the companies involved in the industry chain to share a common goal during collaboration to slow and eventually stop global warming. Previously, JDT has already committed to reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 (starting from 2019).

“The ‘Supply Chain Decarbonization Initiative’ not only enables companies with relatively small carbon footprints to have the same significant impact globally, but also eases the cost investment for companies and provides a way for consumers to reduce carbon emissions by dispersing the decarbonization cost along the value chain,” said Wenming Zhe, head of the smart logistics park innovation department at JD Logistics.

In addition, JDL also announced that it will officially join the Global Sustainable Consumption Initiative with the commitment of always fulfilling “responsible supply chain” and promoting end-to-end green and integrated supply chain together with upstream and downstream partners as well as consumers.

As a leading supply chain solution and logistics service provider in China, JDL helps its partners cope with external uncertainties and promote high-quality development based on an agile, stable and sustainable supply chain, noted Yanping Su, Deputy General Manager of JD Logistics’ Southern China Branch, during the forum held on the sideline of the second China International Consumer Products Expo (CICPE).

The Global Sustainable Consumption Initiative was proposed a year ago at the first CICPE by China Sustainability Tribune together with companies that actively push forward green consumption. It advocates companies to provide sustainable products and services, conveying the concept of sustainability to customers and foster a sustainable consumption culture, etc. As of now, 12 renowned domestic and overseas companies and brands have taken part in the proposal.