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Amazon aims to be carbon free by 2040 ahead of Paris Agreement, made largest order for 100,000 electric delivery vehicles

October 4, 2019

Briefing:
  • Carbon Free by 2040 – Amazon and climate change organization Global Optimism launches The Climate Pledge, becoming first company in initiative to commit to be carbon neutral by 2040, 10 years advance of Paris Agreement
  • 100,000 Electric Vehicles – Made largest order of 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from Rivian to be deployed starting 2021, with full scale implementation by 2030
  • Renewable Energy Commitment – Vows to be 80% renewable energy powered by 2024 and 100% by 2030, with existing investments in 15 utility-scale wind and solar projects and solar rooftop installations in global fulfillment and sort centers
  • Reforestation Investment – Investing $100 million in reforestation through launch of Right Now Climate Fund in partnership with non-profit The Nature Conservancy
  • Sustainability Website – Launched new website, http://sustainability.aboutamazon.com, which contains information on company’s carbon footprint, commitments and progress towards goals
  • Other Environmental Efforts – Include carbon zero shipments through Shipment Zero, sustainable packaging initiatives (i.e. Frustration-Free Packaging and Ship in Own Container), investments in circular economy via Closed Loop Fund, and more

Image Source: Amazon Press Center

Image Source: Amazon Press Center

Sectors: Energy, Information Technology, Transportation and Logistics, Wholesale and Retail Trade
Functions: Supply Chain and Logistics, Operations, Manufacturing and Production
Organization: Amazon.com Inc.
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Original Publication Date: September 19, 2019

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