Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the Most Valuable Corporate Response category in the 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. This category recognises and celebrates organisations that demonstrated exemplary responses to the pandemic to ensure the well-being of their employees, customers, and communities. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the winners will be celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 29.
The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards programme to recognise innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programmes such as The International Business Awards for 20 years.
As a smart logistics company, Cainiao consistently demonstrated strong support for important stakeholders during the pandemic outbreak, including the government, airports, institutions, and other logistics partners, to provide an efficient and reliable logistics network.
To overcome challenges around accessibility to medical equipment and resources at the peak of the pandemic, the Cainiao Green Channel was established to facilitate humanitarian aid and cross-border logistics movements. With international partners such as the International Olympics Organizing Committee and the United Nations World Food Programme, Cainiao delivered critical resources such as vaccines, test kits, and personal protective equipment (PPEs) to 150 countries and regions around the world.
Timely and effective global vaccine delivery played a pivotal role in the global fight against the pandemic. The end-to-end transportation process requires a highly efficient cold chain management to ensure vaccine viability and effectiveness. Cainiao’s advanced technology capabilities allowed real-time temperature control and location tracking of the millions of vaccines that were delivered to different regions in the world, including countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. With mobile cold storage solar-powered vehicles and the latest vacuum insulation technology, vaccines in the temperature control boxes remained at two to eight degrees Celsius for more than nine days.
This year, more than 900 nominations from organizations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered in various categories, based on innovation in all its forms, in every aspect of work life and achievement. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April.
“The ninth edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted many remarkable nominations,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller. “The organisations that won this year have demonstrated that they have continued to innovate and succeed despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and we applaud them for their perseverance and creativity. We look forward to celebrating many of this year’s winners during our virtual awards ceremony on June 29.”
Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the June 29 awards ceremony, and the list of Stevie Award winners, are available at http://Asia.Stevieawards.com.