JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has been recognized for their commitment to a sustainable future. They were recognized for their efforts with the 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability Award. This award is given to firms that have shown a true commitment to being environmentally responsible and limiting the negative impact of their business activities on the environment.
At Jingdong, they put in place as CSR team in 2013 that has been conceiving and implementing initiatives to make the best environmental decisions. This effort is directed at all aspects of JD.com’s footprint ranging from how they create products, what they package them in, and how they deliver them to their customers. They strive to make a positive impact on the environment as well as overall society.
The SEAL Awards is an international organization that puts the spotlight on the most sustainable firms around the world. Companies that have won this award in the past are Seventh Generation, Impossible Foods, Samsung, Patagonia, and Apple.
Jingdong’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Libo Ma stated that his company was honored to receive this award and join other global leaders in the effort to create a sustainable future. His company be a leader in this area and his team was happy to be recognized for their efforts. They have built a multi-faceted approach to sustainability to help the environment and a social policy of reducing poverty, education and social innovation.
JD.com is a company that doesn’t want to just measure things by the traditional methods of calculating business metrics. They also want to measure how much they contribute to society and the people that live in it. They feel a deep responsibility to helping society improve and move in a positive direction.
The founder of the SEAL Awards, Matt Harney, issued a statement praising Jingdong’s recycling program which received a perfect score from his judging panel. This program is used in 47 cities across China and recycled more than 400,000 toys and 1,000,000 million pieces of clothing. He applauded the leadership at Jingdong in their efforts to address the immediate and future needs of the environment.
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