It has been announced recently that JD.com will be receiving the prestigious Seal Award for the companies commitment to the environment and making its products environmentally friendly. This award is given to those companies who are driven to make their products and packaging as sustainable as possible. Founded by Richard Liu, JD made this commitment many years ago when they created their Corporate Responsibility Program. This program and those associated with it, are dedicated to ensuring that all of the products, packaging and delivery methods are in accordance with the companies strict rules on the impact to society that they create.
The Seal Awards were created in order to honor those companies and media outlets that have committed themselves to saving the environment. Jingdong has proven that it has this commitment by their charitable donations and association with groups that are looking to improve the environmental footprint. They believe that they have a responsibility to keep their products free from ingredients that are harmful. Their recycling department for the electronic devices that they sell and then buy back from customers has been noted for its excellence. Components that can be reused in their products are kept in their factories so that they will not have to purchase and build new ones.
Jingdong has always, since its inception in 1998, been aware that they have a responsibility to give back to their community and is active in many area charities. They believe that education is the key to everyone becoming aware of their own responsibility and have supplied this to the people in China. The company works with many homeless organizations in order to reduce poverty in the country. Many of their customers have been purchasing their items from this company because of this commitment. Jingdong will continue to expand its Corporate Responsibility Program in the future and hopes to bring it to many other companies who are looking to change their mode of operation. They have built their warehousing facilities with top of the line environmental friendly materials and have been showing others how this can be done at their own places of business.
Jingdong is the largest online retailer in all of China and have been in business since 1998. The companies CEO and Chairman has said that they expect the company to continue to grow. Jingdong was the first company in China to become a publicly traded company on the New York stock exchange. Share prices for the company have skyrocketed in recent years with the expansion of the company. If you visit their online store, you will find that you can purchase anything from them. This includes items in the food division as well as any type of electronic device you could need. The company was located in a brick and mortar store at the beginning but after several disasters hit the area it was located in, the founder decided that it was time to move the entire business to the internet where it remains to this day. Once they were up and running online, their sales began to soar and continue to do so now.