It was recently announced that China’s largest retailer, JD.com, will receive a 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability award. The SEAL award indicates that the company is committed to having a positive effect on the environment and the world as a whole.
The SEAL committee considers sustainability, leadership, and achievement regarding the environment, when they award the award. The founder of the SEAL awards lauded JD.com for their recycling initiative. This initiative received the highest possible score from the SEAL judging panel.
The last 5 years has seen a lot of change in almost every aspect of JD.com’s operations. They have put initiatives in place designed to lessen their impact on the environment and even make their overall environmental impact positive.
JD.com has changed aspects of their product creation, packaging, and delivery, to make things more efficient and less wasteful. The goal of their plan is to make their operations have a long-lasting and sustainable effect. They are committed to environmental protection as well as a host of other social issues. Libo Ma, the head of their corporate responsibility team, states that JD.com’s goal is to continually improve society.
JD.com uses its massive global reach to help it change their country and the world. They use their technological advances to power their sustainable platform. They have the ability to reach 99% of China’s population.
The Business Sustainability Awards is one of the three organization pillars of the SEAL Awards advocacy organization. The others being, Environmental Research Grants, and Journalism Awards. Their stated goal is to combat climate change.
JD.com’s SEAL Award win is a reflection of their goal to have a positive impact on the environment. As one of the biggest retailers in the world, JD.com has the ability to reach a very large population. The SEAL Award committee concurs that their multi-scale changes to their operations over the last 5 years have made them a leader in sustainability.