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Big changes to protect the planet
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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.

What went into Amazon's new recyclable mailer

From the lab to the fulfillment center, employees contributed to the innovations behind a mailer that can be recycled in the same bin as Amazon’s iconic box.

Reducing carbon by moving to AWS

New study finds that moving to AWS can help customers reduce the carbon footprint of their IT operations by up to 88%.

Sustainable operations

We are taking a broad, science-based approach to measuring and reducing carbon emissions in our operations.

Packaging and products

Redesigning packaging to reduce waste and making our private-label products in responsible ways.

Social responsibility

Amazon is strongly committed to conducting our business in a lawful and ethical manner, including engaging with suppliers who respect human rights, provide safe and inclusive workplaces, and promote a sustainable future.

Employees and communities

Amazon is committed to supporting people—customers, employees, and communities—through initiatives ranging from disaster relief to veteran employment.

Sustainability in the cloud

AWS is committed to running our business in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. As part of Amazon’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, AWS exceeded 50% renewable energy usage for 2018.

Tech for good

We pride ourselves on building a culture of innovation, and using our technology resources to help customers, employees, and society. Our employees constantly think about how to invent for good—what products and services we can build that customers need today and in the future.

Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative

Providing access to large datasets in the cloud helps researchers and innovators address a wide range of sustainability challenges.

Governance

We integrate sustainability practices into our everyday operations through goal-setting, metrics, and quarterly business reviews.

Sustainability partnerships

Many of the cross-cutting sustainability issues that we prioritize at Amazon are enhanced through partnerships and collaborative initiatives with credible, knowledgeable, and innovative industry partners. Examples of these groups include:

The Climate Pledge

Amazon co-founds a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early.

50 solar rooftops completed

The Solar Energy Industries Association ranks Amazon #1 in the U.S. for corporate on-site solar installed in 2018. Our U.S. solar installations offset the CO2 equivalent of more than 200 million miles of truck deliveries.

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.
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Your sustainability questions, answered

Amazon is investing in sustainability efforts across the U.S. and around the world.

Unlocking sustainability insights around the world

The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative is leveling the playing field to allow researchers to access and analyze massive datasets at a scale like never before.

5 things you don’t know about Amazon packaging

Learn how we invent and test new packaging to eliminate waste, ensure products arrive safely, and end “wrap rage” for our customers.
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