JD Logistics announces supply chain decarbonization initiative
JD.com’s logistics arm, JD Logistics, and the Green Supply Chain Professional Committee of the All-China Environment Federation have jointly released action guidelines for achieving a more sustainable and low-carbon supply chain.
In a statement issued today (1 August), JD.com said that the Supply Chain Decarbonization Initiative, which was proposed at the second Sustainable Consumption Forum in Haikou, is based on the belief that setting up a unified standard for calculating carbon emissions is the foundation of decarbonization to ensure “accurate, fair and comparable results among companies”.
By focusing on technology and application, said JD.com, companies can achieve life-cycle carbon reduction goals through designing more sustainable products and services. Also, the initiative encourages the companies involved in the industry chain to share a common goal during collaboration to slow and eventually stop global warming. Previously, JDT has already committed to reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 (starting from 2019).
Wenming Zhe, head of the smart logistics park innovation department at JD Logistics, commented: “The ‘Supply Chain Decarbonization Initiative’ not only enables companies with relatively small carbon footprints to have the same significant impact globally, but also eases the cost investment for companies and provides a way for consumers to reduce carbon emissions by dispersing the decarbonization cost along the value chain.”
In addition, JD Logistics also announced that it will officially join the Global Sustainable Consumption Initiative with the commitment of always fulfilling “responsible supply chain” and promoting end-to-end green and integrated supply chain together with upstream and downstream partners as well as consumers