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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.

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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.

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.

Amazon wind and solar farms

In September 2016, we announced the plan to build our largest wind project to-date, Amazon Wind Farm Texas. A 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, with more than 100 turbines, the project will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes.

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.

The Spheres blossom in Seattle

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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.

Amazon food donations

Amazon’s grocery businesses – Amazon Fresh and Amazon Pantry – and our Prime Now delivery services allow our customers to fit grocery shopping into their routines and improve their busy lives.

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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