Sustainability in Germany
Amazon is the first signatory of The Climate Pledge, which calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040 – meeting the Paris Agreement 10 years early. In Germany and around the world, we are committed to sustainability because it’s a win all around – it’s good for the planet, our customers, our communities and business.
Sustainability News from Germany
Mit zwei neuen Programmen geben wir retournierten und unverkauften Produkten ein zweites Leben. Wir stehen nach wie vor bereit, auch Sachspenden zu skalieren. Um das Potential freizusetzen, braucht es aber die Bundesregierung.
Sustainability Highlights in Germany
99+ %Returned Products RedistributedNearly all our shipped and returned products find a new recipient. We work diligently to avoid the destruction of products.
100+Electric Delivery VehiclesOn the road delivering parcels to customers across Germany.
100 %Recyclable PackagingThrough initiatives like our Frustration-Free Packaging programme, all Amazon-shipped packaging in Germany is recyclable.
530+Sustainability AmbassadorsWorking to expand the efforts of our global teams that manage Amazon’s environmental and social impacts
In 2020, Amazon committed €3.75 million to The Nature Conservancy’s Urban Greening programme to help cities promote biodiversity, reduce urban heat islands and improve stormwater management in the face of climate change. With Amazon’s support, the programme launched in Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district in 2020 and will expand to two additional German cities over five years.
Amazon is a long-term partner of In-Kind Direct International, a charity working across the UK, France and Germany to broker product giving among the members of its network. Through this partnership, we donated more than 200,000 products, including toys, shoes, clothing and household items, to 1,800 charities in 2020.
'As Sustainability Ambassadors, we are passionate about bringing sustainability into every part of the company because sustainability is a win-win situation for everyone!'Jeanette Neudert and Lisa BackCo-Chairs, Amazon Sustainability Ambassadors - Munich, Germany
'We owe the breadth of Innatura’s product range to Amazon – we can offer over 1,200 different items in our current catalogue, from cordless drills to toothpaste. Without this broad assortment [from Amazon], Innatura would not be able to survive in the long term.'Dr. Juliane KronenFounder and CEO, Innatura
'Nobody has an interest in just throwing away merchandise. We are proud to have found ways to extend the life cycle of a product. It's good for us, good for Amazon, good for customers and good for the environment.'Ralf HastedtCEO, Avides Media AG