Cainiao strictly complies with applicable environmental laws and regulations. We have established clear carbon emission reduction targets and implementation plans, actively responding to the challenges brought by climate change. We take advantage of our strengths as a logistics industry player to actively promote green logistics practices and continuously improve our full-link green logistics solutions. We work hand-in-hand with partners along the value chain to promote sustainable development, mobilizing consumers to join us and contribute to the sustainable development of society at large.
Our Commitment
Cainiao promises that we will promote low-carbon change through scientific and technological innovation. We have established clear targets, including carbon neutrality in our own operations and reduction of Scope 3 carbon intensity by 50% from the base year of 2021 (or fiscal year 2022) by 2030 (or fiscal year 2031).
Cainiao is also committed to achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 (or fiscal year 2051).
Net-zero GHG emissions by year 2050
Carbon neutrality in our own operations by year 2030
A 50-percent reduction in GHG emissions across Scope 1, 2 and 3, as compared to year 2021
Responding to Climate Change
Building on its digital advantages, Cainiao strengthens its green logistics capabilities and develops a full-link green logistics solution for partners along the value chain, operating across key segments including orders, packaging, transportation, warehousing, and recycling. Meanwhile, we also actively participated in the formulation of national and industry standards, including the formulation and publication of 8 national standards and 2 industry standards, promoting Cainiao's full-link green logistics experience throughout the industry.
Eco-Friendly Logistics Solutions for Merchants
Consumer Participation in Green Recycling
Our Progress
Introduction of E-waybills
Applied on parcels
Saving shipping labels
for the entire industry
Smart Order Consolidation Upgrade
Reduce the number of parcels with technologies, ultimately saving energy and lowering carbon emissions .
Reusable Box
Number of reusable
boxes in circulation
Total number of reusable
boxes used to date
Optimizing Transportation Methods
Optimize transportation routes, shorten travel distances, and accelerate the use of electric or unmanned vehicles.
Solar-powered Logistics Parks
(in China)
Distributed rooftop
solar PV systems
9industrial parks
Total installed capacity
Promoting Green Recycling
Packaging recycling initiatives at over 110,000 "pick-up, drop-off" stations(as of March 31, 2023)
Total number of recycled and
reused packaging 24.1 million
All-round carbon reduction, promote green and sustainable development
Minimizing Packaging Materials Consumption
We’ve rolled out smart box design and optimized packing algorithms to reduce usage of packaging materials and collaborated with Tmall Supermarket to promote shipping in original boxes and recycled cardboard packaging, facilitating multiple circulation of packaging materials. The amount of cardboard boxes used was reduced by 730 tons in FY 2023.
B2B Reusable Box Solution
We’ve introduced innovative B2B Reusable Box Solution, equipped with self-developed RFID chips, enabling efficient identification and digital management of each box with a unique code. We have already customized green reusable boxes for top brands in the food, baby care, FMCG and finance industries, including Pepsi, L'Oréal and Nestlé.
Green Recycling Program
In 2016, we initiated the "Cainiao Recycling Program," installing green recycling boxes at Cainiao post stations to encourage public participation in green recycling efforts. In FY 2023, 24.06 million courier packages were collected and repurposed at 130,000 Cainiao stations in over 300 cities.
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