#ESGobi Month: Pioneering Sustainability with Deliveree

June 29, 2023

As the world grapples with the pressing need for sustainability, businesses are increasingly aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Among the standout companies across Gobi’s portfolios in the ASEAN region, Deliveree shines as a leading provider of trucking, road cargo, and goods delivery services in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Powered by third-generation technology, a robust vendor marketplace, and an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, Deliveree exemplifies the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles into its asset-light business model.

Deliveree’s commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility has yielded remarkable achievements in various areas. Following are the categories that highlight their groundbreaking advancements.

Emissions Reduction - Combating Climate Change

Deliveree’s marketplace technology operates on intelligent algorithms that strategically assign truck bookings to optimise vehicle utilisation and minimize empty miles. Termed “smart assignments,” this innovative approach has resulted in an outstanding reduction of over three million kilograms of CO2 emissions. By efficiently coordinating tens of thousands of trucks within their marketplace, Deliveree has made a significant impact in the fight against climate change, aligning with the UNSDG for Climate Action.

Road Traffic Reduction - Creating Sustainable Communities

Deliveree’s smart marketplace technology has also played a vital role in reducing road traffic. By enhancing operational efficiency and streamlining processes, Deliveree has successfully decreased truck road usage by a staggering 5.3 million kilometers in the past year. This achievement aligns with the UNSDG for Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities, with a vision to build resilient and sustainable communities.

Income Acceleration - Empowering Drivers and Fighting Poverty

Deliveree’s marketplace serves as a catalyst for empowering independent owner-operator drivers and small family trucking businesses. Through the platform, these drivers have experienced significant income growth by capitalizing on efficiency gains and effectively monetizing idle time. A recent mass survey of thousands of vendors in April 2023 revealed that 73% of vendors reported an average hourly earnings increase of 2.8 times, while 82% witnessed a total earnings growth of 2.3 times. These impressive statistics contribute directly to the UNSDGs of No Poverty and Decent Work, as Deliveree strives to uplift individuals and combat poverty.

New Economy Education - Embracing Change for Decent Work and Reduced Inequalities

Deliveree recognises the importance of educating its vast community of independent owner-operator drivers and small family trucking companies about the evolving dynamics of the new economy. With a strong emphasis on the mobile application and gig economy, Deliveree has successfully introduced and acclimated tens of thousands of vendors to these emerging trends. Astonishingly, 73% of vendors reported that they had never utilised an app to earn money before joining Deliveree. Over the past year, Deliveree provided an average of 44 direct instructional hours per vendor, underscoring their commitment to promoting decent work and reducing inequalities, in line with the relevant UNSDGs.

Deliveree's Dual Mission - Empowering Communities and Transforming the Industry

Deliveree has set out on a twofold mission. Firstly, the platform aims to revolutionise the trucking and cargo shipping experiences for millions of customers, ranging from individuals to small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. Secondly, and equally significant, Deliveree empowers its vast community of owner-operator drivers and family-owned trucking businesses, granting them the tools and opportunities to seize control of their financial futures. By uplifting these unsung heroes of the trucking industry, Deliveree initiates a cascading social impact that extends far beyond the individuals themselves, ultimately benefiting the communities in which they operate.

Deliveree Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Kim said: “We’re well known for what we do for customers. But the unsung heroes of our story are the tens of thousands of truck drivers who own and drive their own trucks and the small family businesses who own and operate their own fleets, to whom our platform has given them the tools and empowerment to change their lives and the communities around them. This has a cascading social impact on the communities around them.

Deliveree’s extraordinary achievements in ESG and impact initiatives exemplify its unwavering commitment to sustainability, social progress, and responsible business practices. As the platform continues to expand and evolve, Deliveree remains steadfast in its pursuit of creating an inclusive and sustainable future for all stakeholders involved.