Unilever in drive to explore sustainable supply chain solutions

Unilever and JD Logistics have joined forces to drive a number of sustainable business initiatives in the supply chain. As part of the agreement, Unilever will be working closely with the Chinese retailer and its supply chain and logistics arm, JD Logistics, to explore opportunities to digitise and modernise the 'Unilever-JD ecosystem' -- from plastic recycling and collection to 5G delivery solutions and less carbon-intense transportation.

Understood to have been agreed at the recent Davos summit, the agreement forms part of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, and JD’s sustainability strategy Green Stream Initiative, 'Planet, People, Profit'.

Chief supply chain officer at Unilever, Marc Engel said the agreement represented an excellent opportunity to drive "future-fit supply chain solutions" globally.

"At Unilever, we are always working to deliver better, more sustainable products for our consumers. 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,” he added.

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