Jumia’s first detailed report, exposed

The report presents Jumia’s non-financial data for the year 2021 and provides information in line with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) main focuses for e-commerce entities, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (ODD). Recognizing the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Jumia draws attention to the unique role that e-commerce plays in promoting equal opportunities in Africa.

As such, Jumia has made it its mission, “the effective use of technology to improve daily life on the African continent“, the first pillar of its sustainable development strategy.

The report highlights five important themes as part of Jumia’s sustainability strategy. It aims in its socio-environmental component to minimize the impact, to ensure convenience, cost and accessibility for consumers. But also, to support the rise of vendors, partners and communities and to build an engaged, inclusive and diverse workforce. And in the area of ​​governance, Jumia seeks to operate with strong ethical standards. “We are proud, through our actions and our ecosystem, to contribute to social development, the creation of jobs and business opportunities, and the reduction of inequalities for thousands of people.“said Sacha Poignonnec and Jeremy Hodara, co-founders and CEOs of Jumia.

We are delighted to see that we have endless opportunities to make choices that are beneficial to our business. But also, for our people, our communities and our planet. As a growing entity on the road to profitability, this commitment to combining sustainability and business objectives, is a critical success factor.“, said the head of sustainable development and president of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah.

Thus, this CSR report follows the publication of the company’s year-end financial results, driven by the fourth quarter of 2021, marked by new records in terms of the number of active consumers, orders and GMV reaching respectively 3.8 million, 11.3 million and 330 million dollars, an increase of 29%, 40% and 20% compared to the previous year. ” We believe that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa, for the better. We created Jumia to help consumers access millions of goods and services conveniently and at the best prices, while opening up new opportunities for sellers to reach consumers and grow their businesses. “, we recall.

Remember that Jumia is an e-commerce platform, leader in Africa. Its marketplace, it is said, is backed by its logistics platform, Jumia Logistics, which enables rapid delivery of millions of packages.