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A small amount from each Glovo order will now support local communities, climate-action initiatives, help in digitalization of small businesses, close the gender gap in tech and provide upskilling programs for couriers.
Today, Glovo, one of the world’s leading
courier-delivery apps, launch its ambitious Impact Fund — a first of its kind in
the rapidly growing delivery industry in which a small amount of Glovo’s
earnings from every order will be dedicated to boosting impact and
Glovo’s vision is to give everyone easy access to everything within their city,
so that users can enjoy what they want, when they want, where they want. Founded
in 2015 in Barcelona, it operates across 25 countries in Southern
Europe, Latin America and EEMEA.
By the end of 2023, Glovo plans for the Impact Fund to have dedicated up to €5
million for projects related to supporting local communities; climate-action
initiatives; the digitalization of small, local businesses, closing the gender
gap in tech; and upskilling programs for its couriers around the world. This
includes funds that have been allocated to these projects since mid-2021.
“It’s critical that businesses step up to empower those in need and protect the
planet,” says Sébastien
Pellion, Glovo’s Head of Impact
and Sustainability. “Unique to the industry, the Impact Fund will provide vital
financing to address [a variety of] socio-environmental challenges; Glovo
customers will support initiatives that create positive change for communities
and the environment with every order.”
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In 2023, the Impact Fund will target the following pillars:
Reducing hunger: Covering the delivery costs for NGOs to access Glovo’s
last-mile logistics for free and distributing items to vulnerable families.
More than 2.3 million meals have been delivered and more than 1,100 tons of
food saved through Glovo Access since March 2020.
Climate action: Glovo is taking further steps to significantly reduce
its carbon footprint by 2030. The Impact Fund will accelerate the reduction
of CO2 emissions across the company’s entire value chain by providing
resources to further electrify its fleet, and provide sustainable packaging
versus non-recyclable options via the Glovo Store to partners in nine
countries. In 2022, 8,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions were reduced across our
Digitising small local businesses: More than 100,000 of Glovo’s stores
are small, local businesses; and the company intends to grow that number to
150,000 in 2023. Glovo aims to continue the work of companies such as
by providing these small restaurants and retailers with the right tools and
training to help them digitize and grow their business online through its
Glovo Local program.
Women in tech: Glovo is also financing boot camps for young women
interested in tech
In 2022, 230 women were trained in Spain in data analytics and web
development in a 6-month program scholarship by
KeepCoding. This year, a new program will be
launched for 250 girls in Poland to join coding classes, and another 65
young women will join Tech Bootcamps in Ghana, Spain and Poland.
Education programs for couriers: Glovo has also committed to provide an
online and in-person learning program for couriers, to help them in their
professional development. To date, approximately 6,900 couriers are actively
participating in training programs with a focus on entrepreneurship,
financial education, coding and more.
Aid to Ukraine: In 2023, the Impact Fund will invest €195,000 to help
the people of Ukraine and to support local NGOs helping communities
impacted by the war. Since the beginning of the conflict, Glovo has
delivered more than 114,000 social meals and 54,000 kg of saved food via
Glovo Access and enabled 1,300 charity meals to be donated from Glovo
Published Mar 2, 2023 1pm EST / 10am PST / 6pm GMT / 7pm CET