SupplyVan, a Dubai-based multi-vendor e-commerce marketplace, vows to eliminate plastic from its packaging as part of its eco-friendly measures.
The move aligns with the business’s commitment to sustainable advancement. It also reflects the UAE’s plans for eco-transformation for future generations. The UAE is expected to evolve as the model for green economies, according to the ‘Green Economy Initiative’ launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, in January 2012.
SupplyVan offers industrial goods and MRO products, along with general office supplies to small, medium and large-sized businesses.
“Witnessing the UAE government wholly supporting Sustainability initiatives to address pressing challenges of the world, I am proud to say that SupplyVan is doing its part and leaving no stone unturned to reduce the carbon footprint,” said Ali Asgar Raja, CEO and founder of SupplyVan.
“Having grown five-fold in less than two years, SupplyVan has set a stellar example that embracing sustainability does not have to come at the cost of a lucrative company growth rate.”
In keeping with the sustainability focus, the company will keep packaging materials to the bare minimum for cushioning purposes.
In order to cut paper and plastic waste, the company is delivering items in their original packaging supplied by manufacturers, foregoing excessive buffering layers.
If extra packaging is essential, the e-commerce business strives to use only sustainable and biodegradable materials.
Founded in 2006, SupplyVan’s business has been steadily rising, with a year-on-year compound annual growth rate of 64 per cent over the past three years.