Go-Jek recognised as a force for social good
The Indonesia-based ride hailing app Go-Jek has been recognised by Fortune magazine as the 17th best company in the world that uses “the profit motive to solve a multitude of societal problems”.
Go-Jek was the first company from Southeast Asia to make Fortune’s ‘Change the World’ list, which was topped by the US financial services firm JP Morgan Chase. Tech giants Apple and Microsoft and the Swiss food and beverage behemoth Nestlé came in third, 25th and 14th places respectively.
According to Fortune, Go-Jek has helped reduce traffic congestion and boosted sales of small companies that have registered on the company’s platform. The Indonesian startup’s comprehensive employee benefits – including microfinance loans, insurance, safety training and certain health packages – also received special mention.
“This award motivates us to continue to commit to make a positive contribution to the government’s vision to make Indonesia Southeast Asia’s largest digital economic power by 2020,” said Go-Jek founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim, according to kompas.com.
Go-Jek has been rewarded for its social responsibility