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The Seal Award is a global organization that recognizes environmental leadership. SEAL stands for Sustainability, Environmental Achievement, and Leadership. they honor companies that are leading the way to fight climate change. Past winners include Impossible Foods, Samsung, Apple, Patagonia, and Seventh Generation.

Jingdong, the operator of the Chinese e-retailer site JD.com, is the latest company that they has received a SEAL Business Sustainability Award. They showed how committed they are to both being environmentally responsible as well as socially responsible. Their Corporate Responsibility Program (CSR) has been having a large impact in reducing pollution in China and lifting up society.

This CSR was put into place five years ago and has successfully galvanized the entire company. The CSR team has implemented a number of programs that have reduced Jingdong’s footprint ranging from how they create products, how they are packaged, as well as how they are sold and delivered. They are making long lasting and sustainable improvements in both the environment and on Chinese society.

JD.com’s Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility Libo Ma said that his company was honored that they had been recognized with the SEAL Award. His company is dedicated to building a sustainable platform, he said, which would help to protect the environment and help to bring people out of poverty. Everybody at Jingdong recognizes their responsibility to the rest of society and do what they can to improve it.

JD.com’s supply chain is now able to deliver packages to 99 percent of China’s population. They have 500 plus warehouses around China and can deliver packages source from both these as well as their offline partners. Jingdong was founded in 1998 and is now on the list of the Fortune Global 500. Their founder was businessman Richard Liu who spent RMB 12,000 of his own money in order to establish a small retail business in Zhongguancun which is Beijing’s hub of technology.

They transitioned to offering products online in 2003 after the SARS outbreak. In 2007 they established their logistics network with the goal of being able to deliver products across all of mainland China and its one billion inhabitants.Click here