Cainiao and Nestle work towards a net zero carbon supply chain

Alibaba’s Cainiao Smart Logistics Network is working with Nestle to begin the roll out of a more sustainable supply chain project across China, with the ultimate goal of achieving net zero emissions.

Amongst other things the logistics and food giant will reduce the packaging they use, use recycled materials in their boxes, reduce the amount of secondary packaging, and improve the amount of recycling done in the supply chain.

Yong Shuai, Head of Cainiao’s Green Supply Chain commented: “By marrying technology innovation with logistics, we strive to foster a greener and more sustainable logistics ecosystem, and to become the partner of choice for leading consumer brands globally as they adopt green supply chain practices. At present, some Nescafé and Starbucks ® at Home products shipped from Cainiao warehouse all use eco-friendly tape-free zipper boxes, which reduce the use of plastic packaging and corresponding environmental pollution. This tailored approach undertaken with Nestlé demonstrates our commitment to serve organizations in developing their green supply chain management framework.”

Mr. Tony Domingo (Dong Ming), SVP for Nestlé GCR Supply Chain & Procurement said:“We’ve anticipated new levels of consumerism in the marketplace, which in turn transformed our new business economics. We therefore needed to preempt the transition towards a greener supply chain, with concrete & step-changing sustainability actions that are relevant across the entire ‘farms-to-dinner-plates’ network. Teaming-up with Cainiao has continued to deliver the desired dividends in terms of our consumers, customers & our brands, whilst actively pressing towards our carbon reduction strategies.”