News • 31.01.2020

Smart and sustainable solutions in the supply chain

Unilever and JD Logistics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive sustainable business initiatives

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Building on our existing strategic relationship with JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers, Unilever will work more closely with JD Logistics – an independent business group under JD.com that provides smart, digital supply chain and logistics services – to create a framework to identify opportunities for innovation and sustainable growth.

The agreement is grounded on a shared commitment to sustainability. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan – along with Unilever’s recent pledge on plastic reduction – and JD’s sustainability strategy Green Stream Initiative “Planet, People, Profit” will provide a joint framework for the agreement. We will explore opportunities to digitize and modernize the “Unilever-JD” ecosystem, from plastic recycling and collection, to state-of-the-art 5G delivery solutions for millions of customers across the world, and develop less carbon intense transportation initiatives.

Marc Engel, Unilever’s Chief Supply Chain Officer said: “Today’s agreement with JD Logistics is an excellent opportunity to drive future-fit supply chain solutions around the world. […] JD Logistics’ network and technology offer exciting opportunities to enhance our consumer logistics and transportation capabilities, and to deliver even greater transparency, speed and efficiency across our supply chain. Together we can leverage our collective expertise and scale to give consumers better and informed choices and drive sustainable and responsible growth.”

Source: Unilever

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