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.
AT AMAZON, we first began discussing the possibility of company-wide net zero commitments during a senior planning summit in 2016. We knew that to continue to be a relentlessly resilient and innovative business, we would need to deeply understand what is happening on our planet. We also knew that we would need to build and dedicate financial resources, intellectual capital, and change management work to creating the tools, data, and understanding about how to achieve these types of commitments.
FOUR YEARS LATER, our bold commitment to integrating sustainability across the company has not changed, and it will not change another five or ten years from now. What has changed, however, is the way in which we are conducting our business, running our operations, funding and implementing new technologies and services that decarbonize and help preserve the natural world, along with the ambitious goals we have set, starting with The Climate Pledge—our commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. We’re all in on our goals and our work to build a better planet, on urgent action to drive a lasting change: to see the world transition through this current pandemic into a world that embraces a sustainable path to recovery and wellness.
Read more in Amazon’s 2020 Sustainability Report: “All In: Staying the Course on Our Commitment to Sustainability.“