Sustainability in Germany
Amazon is the first signatory of The Climate Pledge, which calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—meeting the Paris Agreement 10 years early. In Germany and around the world, we are committed to sustainability because it’s a win all around—it’s good for the planet, our customers, our communities, and business.
Sustainability News from Germany
Die Unterzeichner erzielen insgesamt einen weltweiten Jahresumsatz von über 3,5 Billionen US-Dollar und beschäftigen mehr als 8 Millionen Mitarbeiter:innen.
Sustainability Highlights in Germany
800+Electric VehiclesDeliver packages to customers across Germany
6German Companies Have Joined The Climate PledgeBlacklane, FREE NOW, Henkel, Mercedes-Benz, Siemens and Vaude have committed to The Climate Pledge
335,000+German Households Powered AnnuallyA new wind farm in the German North Sea will deliver enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 335,000 German households annually
99%+Of Products Receive a Second LifeWe work hard to avoid disposal of products. More than 99% of products sold in Germany receive a second life
In 2020, Amazon committed €3.75 million to The Nature Conservancy’s Urban Greening program to help cities promote biodiversity, reduce urban heat islands, and improve stormwater management in the face of climate change. With Amazon’s support program, the program launched in Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district in 2020 and will expand to two additional German cities over five years. The goal is to share a guide to urban greening with municipalities across Europe by the end of the five-year project.
Amazon is a long-term partner of In-Kind Direct International, a charity working across the UK, France, and Germany to broker product giving among the members of its network. Through this partnership, we donated more than 200,000 products, including toys, shoes, clothing, and household items, to 1,800 charities in 2020.
"As Sustainability Ambassadors, we are passionate about bringing sustainability into every part of the company because sustainability is a win-win situation for everyone!"Jeanette Neudert and Lisa BackCo-Chairs, Amazon Sustainability Ambassadors - Munich, Germany
"We owe the breadth of Innatura’s product range to Amazon—we can offer over 1,200 different items in our current catalogue, from cordless drills to toothpaste. Without this broad assortment [from Amazon], Innatura would not be able to survive in the long term."Dr. Juliane KronenFounder and CEO, Innatura
"Nobody has an interest in just throwing away merchandise. We are proud to have found ways to extend the life cycle of a product. It's good for us, good for Amazon, good for customers, and good for the environment."Ralf HastedtCEO, Avides Media AG