It’s no secret that JD.com is one of the largest e-commerce businesses around the world. Richard Liu is JD.com’s founder and has long been at the helm of the operation and collaborative development of various business units at the Beijing headquarters. JD.com has been recognized as a leader in the fight against COVID-19, and Liu’s generous spirit has been of immense value to tireless medical workers in Hong Kong whenever an urgent need has arisen.
For The Medical Frontline
The multi-billion dollar company amassed COVID-19 supplies and had the first big batch leave its warehouse on February 18. The cargo truck was filled to the brim with some 15,000 protective suits for medical employees. According to the company, the shipment arrived in Hong Kong five days later and was ready to be handed out to those on the medical frontline.
The donation totaled RMB 100 million yuan worth of anti-epidemic materials and was distributed by the volunteer organization called “Hong Kong Community Anti-Coronavirus Link.”
The pandemic resurgence in Hong Kong has resulted in a number of challenges, and Richard Liu believes in giving back to his community and understands the social responsibility that goes with being a good businessperson with a highly recognizable and successful company.
His generosity extends beyond Hong Kong with Liu making major donations in the war against COVID-19 to countries based in Asia, Europe and South America trying to stem further outbreaks of the virus.
Boxes And Boxes Of Relief Supplies
In addition to the thousands of protective suits donated to medical workers, JD has also filled box after box after box with more supplies essential to the pandemic’s resurgence. These include PPEs containing masks and gloves and bottles of sanitizer gel.
The early shipments amounted to some 6,000 boxes of relief supplies and featured a well-executed plan of organization in JD’s company cargo transfer center in Shenzhen.
Liu’s business says it will continue supporting the frontline medical workers at hospitals and getting supplies delivered quickly as urgent times develop.
There For The People At All Times
Meanwhile, JD is trying to be accessible to the average person when it comes to shopping online during these taxing times of the pandemic. The company has introduced a unique portal on its App for convenient purchasing. There are free deliveries and discounts.
Also, JD Health is at the forefront of educating and assisting people in Hong Kong on how to prevent COVID-19 infection. In addition, users of the App can find access to telemedicine doctors and receive free online consultation services.
JD.com is just about everywhere these days offering a huge range of products, including fresh and frozen goods across China. The company has also diversified its business segments by latching onto various avenues such as logistics and technology.
From China To The World And Beyond
Globally, JD’s vision is this one: “Become the most trusted enterprise in the world.”
Richard Liu must be doing something right. Today, he’s on the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List worth some $12.8 billion and serving hundreds of millions of households in China.