Sustainability in Italy
Amazon is the first signatory of The Climate Pledge and is committed to meeting the Paris Agreement 10 years early. As across the world, Amazon in Italy is committed to a sustainable future and is investing heavily in operational improvements like solar panels and water conservation technologies.
Sustainability News from Italy
Amazon emetterà obbligazioni di sostenibilità per finanziare progetti di sostenibilità sia già avviati che futuri, a sostegno delle persone e del Pianeta
Sustainability Highlights in Italy
5 On-Site Solar SystemsPowering operations facilities in Italy with solar energy.
1 Million Kilowatt Hours of Solar EnergyProduced by multiple fulfillment centers in Italy each year.
63,712 Square Meters of Green SpaceProviding amenity space and access to nature for associates at an Italian fulfillment center.
1000+ StudentsParticipated in Amazon Innovation Awards in Italy since 2016.
Amazon Innovation Awards
Amazon Innovation Awards is a competition launched by Amazon in Italy in 2016 in collaboration with leading Italian universities. In 2019, students were challenged to focus on sustainability by developing innovative, efficient solutions to reduce the carbon emissions of Amazon's outbound processes (product pick-up, packaging, and shipping) and returns.
Sustainability at an Italian Fulfillment Center
A small town located 25 miles northeast of Rome, Passo Corese is home to an Amazon fulfillment center that also happens to be one of our most sustainable buildings in Europe.
- Solar EnergyAt Amazon's fulfillment center in Passo Corese, solar panels located along 6,500 square meters of the roof’s surface generate 1,050,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually. The orientation and inclination of the panels are optimized to maximize energy production throughout the year. These solar panels generate enough energy to heat the facility and provide hot water throughout the building.
- Energy EfficiencyFeaturing LED lighting and a building management system that conserves energy throughout the day, the Passo Corese facility is 40% more efficient than a standard building with 35% less CO2 emissions than a building of the same size and intended use. There are 36 electric vehicle charging stations outside the main entrance. Dedicated pedestrian and bicycle paths surround the facility, and a bus shuttle service helps associates with their daily commute.
- Local CommunityAmazon opened its doors in Passo Corese in September 2017 with 400 associates hired mostly from neighboring towns, and with the local community and the environment top of mind. The facility is surrounded by budding olive groves and a soon-to-be-grown community garden. Newly planted olive and Judas trees along with the vegetable garden and 50 beehives for honey production will be used as a teaching garden for local high school students, and one day will provide a bounty of produce for the chef at the Amazon canteen.
- Sustainability AmbassadorsAmazon Sustainability Ambassadors is a grassroots organization of Amazonians working to expand the efforts of the global teams that work directly on managing Amazon’s environmental and social impacts. During Earth Day 2019, Sustainability Ambassadors at Passo Corese used discarded packaging and other recycled materials to create an artistic installation in the shape of a tree. To fill in the branches, associates posted over 200 suggestions for personal actions to protect and preserve the environment.
“Our Passo Corese Fulfillment Center represents Amazon's ability to adapt [our] global dimension and culture of innovation to work locally on sustainability.”
Salvatore Schembri Volpe
General Manager, Passo Corese Fulfillment Center