We recognize that every company, no matter what business it is in, has a responsibility to minimize its environmental impact. We are driving environmental sustainability by innovating in the highest impact areas of our business. All the initiatives we undertake in environmental sustainability are fundamentally connected to our core business practices and help inform our long-term strategies to make sure our businesses and systems adapt to the future.


Cainiao Network reduces packaging materials by approximately 15% by using its packaging optimization algorithm. This technology was applied in over 250 million delivery boxes and courier bags in the fiscal year ended March 2018.

50% goal

Cainiao Network aims to replace 50% of all packaging materials with 100% eco-friendly or biodegradable packaging materials.

100% renewable energy

Our Zhangbei Data Center in Hebei province in Northern China runs entirely on solar and wind power


Real trees planted in Northwest China as part of the Ant Forest program.

Qiandao Lake Data Center

The Qiandao Lake Data Center adopts a state-of-the-art deep lake water cooling system

This saves 300 million kWh of electricity and reduces CO2 emissions by 300,000 tons per year compared to other conventional data centers. The technology lowers its annual average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to as low as 1.17, considerably lower than many leading Chinese data center companies. The system also reduces the annual average Water Usage Efficiency (WUE) to reach 0.197, which is also below China's industry average.

Qiandao Lake Data Center

Green Brand Alliance

Cainiao Network is greening the logistics system

Cainiao Network teamed up with 500 global brands, including Kiehl's, Wrigley Company, Mondelez International and Colgate-Palmolive, to establish the "Green Brand Alliance" that commits to using "green packaging".

Group with packaging

Ant Forest

We make tracking, sharing and contributing to a low-carbon lifestyle a part of people's daily lives

Through the Alipay mobile payment app operated by our affiliate Ant Financial, users can collect "green energy points" through low-carbon options in their daily lives such as using e-payments instead of paper invoices and choosing public transportation, biking or walking instead of driving to reduce vehicle emissions. These "green energy power points" can be donated by users toward planting trees in Northwest China. Users can track the progress real-time using their apps and share their progress via social media.

Ant Forest

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