A woman's hand holding a set of keys with a keychain that shows a house on it. We launched an effort to preserve and create over 20,000 affordable homes. We’ll do this through a $2 billion Housing Equity Fund in Washington, Virginia, and Tennessee.



Amazon associate Melvyn wears a mask, high visibility vest, and safety gloves while standing amongst stacks of pallets on an Amazon fulfillment center shipping dockAn independent study found Amazon’s pay increase in 2018 (to at least $15/hr.) resulted in a 4.7% increase in the average hourly wage among other employers in the same area.



A man wearing a t-shirt receives a COVID-19 vaccination from a man wearing a Virginia Mason lab coat, mask, and gloves. Amazon’s front-line employees had access to on-site COVID-19 vaccinations, and we offered vaccinations to residents in several communities throughout the year.



Amazon's Leadership Principles featured on a wall in an Amazon office building. A woman is walking in front of them.Amazon added two new Leadership Principles to guide how we lead and innovate: Strive to be Earth’s Best Employer; and Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility.


A view of a newly-opened Amazon Air hub We began operations at our new Amazon Air Hub and welcomed the first employees who will bring the $1.5 billion investment in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky to life.




A river runs through untouched greenery on a mountainsideMore than 200 global businesses joined The Climate Pledge to become net-zero carbon by 2040. Among our efforts this year, Amazon helps mobilize $1 billion to save rainforests.