Snoonu launches 'No Riders Under the Sun' 2.0
June 30 2022 09:07 PM

Snoonu has announced the relaunch of its “No Riders Under the Sun” initiative.
Through this initiative, Snoonu pursues – for the second consecutive year – its measures to improve the working conditions of delivery riders as temperatures continue to spike in the country.
Initially launched in June 2021 and now a flagship in Snoonu’s business model, the initiative makes Snoonu the "first and only" local tech company to take such strategic measures to protect its riders from the summer heat during the daytime, the company has said in a statement.
"Being a human-centric business, Snoonu puts this concept into action with initiatives that range from ensuring all employees are protected from the sun to the availability of air-conditioned chilling spots throughout the country that are filled with snacks and charging stations, offering them a comfortable space to rest between deliveries," the statement notes.
The re-introduction of “No Riders Under the Sun” means that starting from Friday, there will be no bike deliveries from 10am to 5pm.
"Indeed, riding conditions during this time are not only inhumane, but also put riders at a greater risk of heat strokes, fainting and dehydration", due to the high temperatures in July, the statement points out.
Instead, cars will be exclusively used to serve customers with their orders until the end of the summer season.
Snoonu’s decision comes as a continuation of its "continuous commitment to protect and respect workers by treating them fairly".
“We enjoy serving our customers and business owners, but this should never be at the expense of our riders' safety, we would never expect them to do things we would not do ourselves,” said Snoonu founder and chief executive Hamad al-Hajri. “The weather conditions are inhumane during the daytime, and we strive to always protect our riders.”
“I strongly believe that compassion and humanity should be at the heart of everything we do; with this, putting our riders’ health and wellbeing comes before profit,” he added. “I truly hope that other companies will be joining our initiative in protecting the riders’ community in Qatar!”

Last updated: June 30 2022 09:27 PM

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