Foodpanda became the first e-commerce player in Pakistan to launch e-bikes for delivery riders in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Climate Change.
As part of the ground-breaking initiative, foodpanda handed over the first set of e-bikes to its riders in a ceremony held in Islamabad, which was attended by Special Assistant to the PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam.
The initiative reaffirms foodpanda’s pledge to work towards environmental sustainability. The food delivery company has partnered with Jolta Electric to scale e-bikes on its platform and will also explore financing opportunities with different banks to support its riders.
While speaking at the occasion, Special Assistant to on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said, “This partnership is geared towards fostering a culture of environmental wellbeing, in line with Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan Initiative. As the number of delivery riders have significantly gone up, this is going to be the first of its kind practical action. Needless to say, it is a collective action approach and will pave the way for other players to take this as an example and follow suit.”
While sharing his views, Muntaqa Peracha, Interim CEO at foodpanda said, “Launching e-bikes is in line with our core philosophy of embedding technology into our business and aimed at defining a direction for the future.”
Foodpanda has become a household name and an integral part of people’s lives through its value-added offerings. This is the reason enough to stay one step ahead and demonstrate our commitment to climate action at a time when there is a great urgency to act, he added.
In December last year, foodpanda and the Ministry of Climate Change pledged to work together for launching and accelerating efforts to protect the environment. foodpanda recognizes that climate change is one of our greatest challenges which requires immediate action.
Partnerships like these and other initiatives are small steps in the right direction to mitigate the impact of climate change.
With over 20,000 restaurant and home chef partners across the country and millions of food deliveries every month, foodpanda is Pakistan’s largest e-commerce and online food delivery company. foodpanda provides self-employment income opportunities to thousands of home chefs and delivery riders to earn a successful living as and when they choose to.