Sustainability in France
Sustainable development underpins Amazon’s values and business model in France. While our commitment to sustainability is global, we strive to have a positive local impact on customers, employees and small businesses in the communities where we are located.
Sustainable Fulfilment Centres in France
Our fulfilment centres are equipped with state-of-the-art systems that minimise energy consumption throughout our operations. In 2020, a new fulfilment centre in Senlis, France will showcase some of our recent advancements in energy efficiency and resource consumption, including energy efficient LED lights and a rainwater recycling system. The campus will also feature 3,600 trees and greenery, and more than 100 electric charging points for electric vehicles.
In 2019, we launched Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) Donations in the U.S. and UK. FBA Donations is a new programme where eligible excess and returned products from sellers using FBA will be made available to local charitable organisations. Amazon works with charity partners and manages logistics to streamline the donation process for independent sellers. This programme is expanding to France and other locations in Europe in 2020.
In France, we work with Dons Solidaires, a non-profit that facilitates donations to local charitable organisations. Amazon has supported Dons Solidaires since 2016 through the donation of items such as toys, personal care products and clothes to support people in need in communities across France.