Sustainability & environment
Providing access to large datasets in the cloud can help researchers and innovators address a wide range of sustainability challenges. The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative significantly reduces the cost, time, and technical barriers associated with analyzing large datasets to generate sustainability insights – regardless of an organization’s size or computing power. Continue Reading
Sustainability
At Amazon, we are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around – it’s good for business, the planet, our customers, and our communities.

Better packaging, happy pets, and a win for the environment

How Amazon and Hill's Pet Nutrition created better packaging for pet parents and the environment.

Reinventing an American icon

How Amazon and Procter & Gamble collaborated to create better packaging.

The big picture

A look back at 2018 through 18 of our favorite Amazon photos.

10 book picks to get the most out of summer

Our favorite guides for National Parks, trails, lakes, beaches, and other outdoor destinations.

Amazon's urban campus

Several years ago we outgrew our space in Seattle and we made a conscious choice to invest in downtown Seattle—even though it would have been cheaper to move to the suburbs.

Frustration-free packaging

We've all had wrap rage going head-to-head with packaging that's impossible to open, excessive for the product, or destined only for landfills. So in 2008 we set out to solve the problem.

Responsible sourcing

Amazon is strongly committed to conducting its business in a lawful and ethical manner, including engaging with suppliers that are committed to the same principles.

Energy and environment

At Amazon, we are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability not only because it is good for the environment, but also for the customer. By diversifying our energy portfolio, we can keep business costs low and pass along further savings to customers. It's a win-win-win.

Amazon wind and solar farms

Amazon is committed to using 100% renewable energy across our global infrastructure. In April, we announced our latest milestone – three new wind farms in Ireland, Sweden, and the United States. In 2018, AWS exceeded 50% renewable energy usage, and these three projects will deliver wind-generated energy that will total over 229 megawatts (MW) of power, with expected generation of over 670,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy annually.

Sustainability by the numbers

See how Amazon is working toward a sustainable future.
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The Spheres blossom in Seattle

It’s official, the Spheres are open. See inside via 360 photo.

AWS and sustainability

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to running our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible. In addition to the environmental benefits inherently associated with running applications in the cloud, AWS has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint.

E-waste and recycling

Amazon supports the responsible disposal and recycling of electronics products. To encourage our customers to recycle their Amazon devices, we offer free shipping for this purpose.
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