We support our customers in reducing their carbon footprint during the delivery of products. We enable customers to search for products by location so that they can take into account the distance from home when making their choice. TThe shorter the path between the seller and the buyer, the lower the carbon emissions. This kind of change may seem small from the point of view of an individual customer. However, given the scale of transactions on Allegro, it helps cut millions of kilometres and thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions.
At Allegro, we are convinced that both small and large purchases should be packaged in an environmentally friendly manner. Buyers and sellers report the need to reduce plastic more and more.
We understand this approach, which is why we conduct numerous activities for sellers to raise environmental awareness and give practical tips on how to be more eco-friendly, including as part of the Allegro Academy (Akademia Allegro), where we provide free courses on zero-waste packaging and many other environmental issues. We also offer environmentally friendly packaging that will make it easier for even more retailers to take care of the environment.
One of the most important environmental problems in Poland is the quality of the air we breathe. Many Polish cities are at the top of the rankings of the most polluted cities in Europe. One of the reasons is domestic coal stoves that do not meet the applicable norms.
In March 2020, we signed a cooperation agreement with Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology, Polish Smog Alert (Polski Alarm Smogowy) as well as the chairman of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK). As part of the Anti-Smog Coalition (Koalicja Antysmogowa) we have decided to remove from our platform all offers with coal stoves that fail to meet the legal requirements. In 2020, we removed 300 offers.
Additionally, in order to ensure a higher level of safety, Allegro introduced a provision in its regulations, according to which stoves can only be offered if the required documentation (certificates) is attached to the offer.