Chinese technology leader JD.com recently announced it is the recipient of the 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability Award. The e-commerce service provider is one of China’s online retailers. The company was formed in 1998 by Liu Qiangdong.
The SEAL sustainability Award is among the highest honors awarded to businesses and media groups who are committed to social responsibility, environmental causes, and climate change.
For over five years, JD’s corporate responsibility team has implemented a number of initiatives that foster sustainability. JD.com’s footprint is executed through every level of the company. Every product that is created, is done so with the expectation that it will have a long, positive impact on the environment.
JD.com joins a line of other highly-successful SEAL award winners including Nike, Samsung, Apple, and impossible Foods.
JD.com’s Corporate responsibility leader Libo Ma, said “We are honored to receive this award. It is a testament to our commitment to the environment and sustainability.”
Ma also stressed the importance of companies not only being measured by its business metric, but also its commitment to help others. “We are all committed to doing our part.”
SEAL Award founder Matt Harney, said the judging panel based the overall scores on total environmental impact. “We applaud JD for its commitment to the planet’s sustainability. They have done an awesome job in leading the way and expanding their customer base.
JD received a great deal of positive press when they collected over 1 million recycled toys and clothing items to raise environmental awareness. The total value of contributions exceeded 700 million.
The sustainable platforms used by JD reaches nearly 100% of China’s population. The company’s technological advancements have contributed to a massive infrastructure expansion and self-developed logistics. The significance of the contributions have made a positive impact on education, the alleviation of poverty and social innovation.
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