Alibaba’s Cainiao to Build Emergency Logistics System with 17 Public Welfare Organizations

At the special social responsibility event held on July 28 during Cainiao Open Week, 17 non-profit organizations, including the China Foundation for Rural Development, Shenzhen One Foundation and the Amity Foundation, formally signed contracts with Cainiao to help build an emergency logistics system and provide complete emergency logistics solutions.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the role of logistics in serving people’s livelihoods and meeting the needs of transportation emergency materials. In Q1 2022, Cainiao began providing emergency logistics in more than 10 cities including Xi’an, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Shenyang, Shanghai and Beijing, and delivered more than 30 million emergency materials and daily necessities.

Niu Zhijing, general manager of Cainiao ESG, said that the company has already developed an initial system of emergency logistics given its current global logistics network, domestic supply chain in China and current delivery capabilities. Niu went on to say, “Cainiao ESG construction is not a simple donation, but a continuous construction of core logistics capabilities in combination with its own characteristics, and putting these capabilities into serving society and people’s livelihood.”

At present, Cainiao has opened six public welfare disaster preparedness warehouses throughout the nation, covering the country in every direction. These warehouses are used for the storage, disposal and delivery of disaster relief materials, and can respond quickly to sudden sudden emergenices such as epidemic flare ups and possible natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.

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Next, Cainiao will build an online platform of “emergency logistics” to support public welfare organizations to allocate warehousing and distribution materials online and track relief materials throughout the whole workflow. In addition, the company will assist non-profit organizations to open special rescue lines for special groups such as the elderly, and provide diversified distribution in the “last kilometer” under emergencies by means of Cainiao direct delivery, Cainiao Yizhan and unmanned vehicle delivery.