Vipshop Environmental Management System
Vipshop attaches great importance to environmental protection. We integrate eco-friendly methods with the main business and gradually apply the idea of green operation to all business lines including office running, warehousing, packaging and transport. In this way, we keep reducing energy and material consumption, improving our environmental performance and pushing forward the green e-commerce of China with practical action.
We are committed to maintaining high environmental, health and safety (EHS) standards. We have formulated a series of EHS policies that apply to our employees, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the environment we all share, and we integrate sound EHS management practices in all aspects of our business.
Vipshop EHS Management Policy
Vipshop EHS Management Committee Regulation
Vipshop Employee Health Protection Regulation
Vipshop EHS Training Regulation
Vipshop Safe Production Regulation
Vipshop Kitchen Fire Safety Management Policy
Vipshop Contractor Safety Protection Regulation
We implement specific management methods to minimize the environmental footprint of our main business operations, such as operating facilities, product packaging, distribution and logistics, supply chain, and business partnership, covering issues such as energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water resources use, material use, waste disposal, and environmental performance of supply chain, etc.
2.1 Operating Facilities
We implement the green office concept through the measures such as reducing energy and resource consumption, recycling office supplies, and carrying out staff environmental education.
We continuously monitor the environmental performance indicators of Vipshop’s operation facilities, regularly analyze and evaluate the changes of the indicators, and timely improve the deficiencies in environmental accountability.
2.2 Product packaging
We adhere to the green packaging principle, continue to reduce the amount of packaging materials, give priority to the use of recyclable and biodegradable packaging materials, carry out recyclable packaging R&D, and actively explore the packaging take-back system.
We spread the concept of green packaging to customers and couriers, promoting them to support green packaging action of e-commerce. To this end, we jointly realize the sustainable waste management of "reduce, reuse and recycle".
2.3 Distribution and Logistics
We build environmentally friendly warehouses in accordance with the green building standards.
We reduce the environmental footprint of the daily operation of the self-built warehouses by adopting energy-saving and environment-friendly materials, facilities and equipment, promoting the use of new energy power generation and other ways, to realize green storage.
We establish a green transportation model to reduce fuel use as much as possible and reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in transportation by optimizing logistics and transportation routes and investing more in new energy distribution vehicles.
2.4 Supply Chain
We encourage our suppliers and brand partners to fulfill their social and environmental commitments, which is covered in Vipshop’s comprehensive supplier review. Preference is given to suppliers who meet the following requirements:
- Make positive commitments to environmental protection.
- Passed environmental management system certifications such as ISO14000.
- Made outstanding achievements in environmental protection, such as using renewable and recycled materials, carrying out waste management, and actively fulfilling the responsibility of energy conservation and emission reduction.
2.5 Develop business partnership
We pay attention to the environmental awareness and performance of our potential partners, such as outsourcing partners and joint venture partners, when seeking cooperation.
We actively participate in the environmental protection initiatives, and join hands with partners to make more contributions to the healthy and sustainable development of the environment.