The e-commerce business continues to grow, and companies will need to find new ways to make sure that does not negatively affect the environment. JD.com or Jingdong Mall is leading the way in being environmentally friendly. It is making changes to every aspect of the logistics that it uses. From processing to delivery, there are a variety of ways the company has reduced waste and pollution.
Jingdong has an enormous infrastructure. It processes billions of transactions a year. It serves over 300 million people all across China, and it can deliver to 99% of the country. It is shifting towards e-receipts to lower the amount of paper that it uses. It has also changed the way it delivers packages. To cut down on the amount of boxes that it uses, it is now using biodegradable boxes. The green colored boxes or “Green Boxes” can be used up to ten times. They are free for customers to use. The delivery drivers can collect the boxes. They can also collect returns. Customers do not have to mail them back and use even more carbon.
Along with processing and packaging, Jingdong Mall has also changed the way it delivers. It is aiming to change all of its delivery vehicles. It will reduce the amount of carbon used by millions of tons per year. The use of drones from its fully automated plants means that those deliveries are already carbon neutral. One of the company’s biggest developments is the use of electric driverless vehicles. They are currently in two cities, but that will be expanded during the year. In the recent company’s blog “JD Delivery Stations Get Smart Ahead Of CES Debut”, JD has talked about the launch of two smart delivery stations in the cities
JD.com is also working with some of the largest companies in the world to be more responsible. Jingdong has partnered with the United Nations Development Program to lower the amount of pollution. JD.com is already the largest e-commerce retailer in the world, and now it will be the leader in environmental issues.
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