2020 Progress at a Glance
"This is the start of a defining and decisive decade. The COVID-19 pandemic took millions of lives and dramatically impacted our families, our customers, our employees and our global value chain. But it has also brought about a moment of pause and an opportunity to reconsider the resilience of both humankind and our planet, making it clear how interconnected and interdependent we all are. By keeping the past year’s learnings in mind, we can successfully address societal shifts, avoid the worst impacts of climate change and meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
Kara Hurst, Vice President, Worldwide Sustainability
Prioritising Pay Equity
We review the compensation awarded annually at Amazon, including base pay, cash bonuses and stock, and we continue to prioritise pay equity.
100Cents per DollarIn 2020, women earned a dollar for every dollar that men earned performing the same jobs.
99.2Cents per DollarIn 2020, minorities earned 99.2 cents for every dollar that white employees earned performing these same jobs.
In 2019, Amazon ordered 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian – the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles. We rolled out the first of these vehicles in Los Angeles in February 2021 and will expand to neighbourhoods in up to 15 additional US cities by the end of the year. We plan to have 10,000 vehicles on the road as early as 2022 and all 100,000 vehicles deployed by 2030.
See how we put our scale and inventive culture to work on building a sustainable future.
A combination of deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision enables Amazon to hone in on the right amount of packaging for each product.