Amazon is committed to building a sustainable business for our customers and the planet. In 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge – a commitment to be net zero carbon across our business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
The Climate Pledge
Companies that sign The Climate Pledge agree to:
Regular ReportingSignatories agree to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
Carbon EliminationSignatories will implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business change and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
Credible OffsetsSignatories must take actions to neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
“Bold steps by big companies will make a huge difference in the development of new technologies and industries to support a low carbon economy.”
Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Co-Founder of Global Optimism
Amazon has made ambitious commitments to achieving net zero carbon by 2040 as part of The Climate Pledge.
Net Zero CarbonDeploying our technology and people to reach net zero carbon across Amazon by 2040, one decade ahead of the Paris Agreement.
100% Renewable EnergyOn a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025.
Shipment ZeroMaking all Amazon shipments net zero carbon through Shipment Zero, with 50% of all shipments net zero carbon by 2030.
100,000 Electric Delivery VehiclesPurchasing 100,000 electric delivery vehicles, the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles.
Climate Pledge FundInvesting $2 billion to support the development of technologies and services that reduce carbon emissions and help preserve the natural world.
Right Now Climate FundInvesting $100 million in reforestation projects and climate mitigation solutions.
Amazon Joins the Science Based Targets Initiative
To meet these goals, teams across Amazon are taking a broad, science-based approach to measuring, reducing, and eliminating carbon emissions in our operations. As part of our commitment to The Climate Pledge, we are proud to join the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), reaffirming our commitment to reduce carbon emissions in line with our ongoing science-based approach to tackle climate change. SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); it is one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.
Funds in Support of The Climate Pledge
Since co-founding The Climate Pledge in 2019, we’ve announced major investments to help us reach net zero carbon through The Climate Pledge Fund and Right Now Climate Fund.
Investing $2 billion to support the development of technologies and services that reduce carbon emissions and help preserve the natural world.
Investing $100 million in reforestation projects and climate mitigation solutions.
Latest News on The Climate Pledge
As we approach the end of 2020 we reflect on some of the initiatives that have inspired our teams this year.