Koiki is an innovative solution to the current parcel delivery model aimed at increasing the efficiency of the logistics of the so-called ‘last-mile’ delivery service. Through a social centres network, the company provides a home-based proximity service for delivery and collection of parcels. Its model generates revenues for partner social centres; it hires people from vulnerable groups, thus reducing the high unemployment rate in this sector, and contributes to bringing down environmental impact by reducing pollution, noise and the traffic associated to the provision of this kind of services in large cities.
The unemployment rate among people with intellectual disability is 38%, which exceeds the general rate by 20%. In Spain, 18 cities exceed the legal levels of air pollution, and one of the main reasons for this problem lies with the transport of goods.
Koiki generates job opportunities for these people, which may even enhance their high abilities (such as memory, concentration or perfectionism). Last-mile transportation by bicycle or on foot will reduce a large part of the pollution caused by transport of goods in motor vehicles.
Between 2016 and 2019, Koiki trained 460 people and hired 125 persons with some form of disability as Koiki deliverers. Their work also prevented the release of 125 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
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