The e-commerce giant Amazon has announced on Monday that it has set itself the goal of making half of all its shipments carbon-free by 2030. Going eco-friendly nowadays is, apparently, really profitable.
The so-called “Zero Shipment” project is viable thanks to the improvements that can be made through electric vehicles, aviation biofuels, reusable packaging and renewable energy.
“We plan to share the carbon footprint of the entire Amazon company, along with related objectives and programs, later this year,” he said in his press release, adding:
This follows an extensive project over the past two years to develop an advanced scientific model to carefully map our carbon footprint to provide our commercial teams with detailed information that will help them identify ways to reduce carbon use in their businesses.
Amazon already has other sustainability programs
Currently, Amazon has several sustainability programs, such as Frustration-Free Packaging and Additional Packaging Exempt (SIOC), the company said. Additionally, it has its own network of solar and wind farms, as well as solar energy in the roofs of its centers and investments in the so-called circular economy.
Taking care not only of the clients, but also the planet
Finally, the company explained that among its employees there are more than 200 scientists, engineers and product designers dedicated to developing new ways to take advantage of the scale of Amazon for the “good of the clients and of the planet”.
Amazon is not the only technology with sustainability goals. Apple and Google already support 100% renewable sources of energy from their data centers, offices and stores worldwide, while Microsoft is committed to reducing its operational carbon emissions by 75% by 2030.
Also published on Medium.