JD.com, the largest e-commerce retailer in China is set to receive the 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability Award. SEAL Awards announced JD.com as one of the companies to receive the coveted award on November 4, 2018. The award is a celebration of Jingdong’s commitment to sustainable business operations. Upon receiving this award, JD.com joins the ranks of world leading brands like Lonely Whale and Equinix, which are also set to receive the 2018 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards. Other leading brands like Impossible Foods, Samsung, Apple, Nike, and Patagonia are set to receive the 2018 SEAL Organizational Impact Award.
The sustainability award recognizes a company’s ethical responsibility in driving positive change in the society. SEAL Awards also holds to the belief that companies and businesses have a responsibility to foster environmental progress without wholly relying on politics. According to the founder of the SEAL Awards, Matt Harney, it is necessary to recognize a company’s commitment to sustainability awards. It is regrettable that the media and the general public often overlook these selfless efforts. According to Matt Harney, SEAL Awards is committed to recognizing such efforts since the make positive impacts for the earth.
The award is a demonstration of JD’s commitment to environmental advocacy, extraordinary social contribution, and a resourceful Corporate Responsibility Program. The award is a reward for a consistent implementation of innovative programs, which promote social progress. Through voluntary initiatives, Jingdong has ensured that it leaves a positive mark in the society through efficient service delivery. From the design of the products, packaging, sale, and delivery to respective customers, the company puts stringent measures to ensure that the societal impact of their services will be durable and sustainable.
According to the Founder of the SEAL Awards, Matt Harney, JD.com’s innovative packaging program attracted the most attention. He was referring to Jingdong’s recent launch of eco-friendly packaging bags. The bags, which are a mastermind of JD, are recyclable. The company has also come up with a bonus system for every customer, who uses the eco-packaging. On behalf of SEAL Awards, Matt Harney congratulated the leadership of Jingdong for this extraordinary innovation. Since the launch of the program, over one million articles of clothing and 400,000 toys have been recycled in 47 cities across China
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