There are many innovations that JD.com, otherwise known as Jingdong Mall, the world’s largest retailer, has developed to help with its pledge to be environmentally conscious. Jingdong has been using several methods already. In the past few years, it has begun using drones and robot delivery systems to reduce the amount of carbon that it uses.
The “Last Mile System” aims to use alternative fuel for the last mile of every delivery. The robot delivery cars can travel in a 5km radius and deliver thousands of packages a day. They do not require fossil fuels. JD.com has also been using drones. They do not just deliver packages, but they also deliver medical supplies.
JD.com has 300 million customer across China and it processes billions of transactions a year. It can often deliver packages in one day. Its infrastructure is enormous, so it takes its environmental issues seriously. It has also implemented reusable packages. Each box can be used up to ten times. They are free to customers. The delivery driver can be handed the box to be reused. Click Here for more information.
Delivery drivers can also collect returns, so customers do not have to mail them. There are even smaller things that Jingdong Mall has done. By reducing the amount of tape used on packages, it has reduced the tape by 100 million meters in just two years.
JD.com wants to set the industry standard. It is trying to work with suppliers so that they will also be more responsible and sustainable. Jingdong has partnered with groups like United Nations Development Program. This is not a short term plan for JD.com. It sees it as a permanent way to move forward for all retail businesses. As JD.com is expected to grow even more over the next few years, it will continue to be at the forefront of new ways to be environmentally responsible.