Sustainability in the United Kingdom
Amazon aims to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. In the UK, we’re putting our inventive culture to work on sustainability because it’s great for our customers, our communities, our business, and the planet.
Sustainability Highlights in the UK
8On-Site Solar SystemsPowering operations facilities in the UK with solar energy.
50MegawattsGenerated by an Amazon wind farm in Kintyre Peninsula, Scotland—enough to power 46,000 UK homes every year.
1808CharitiesReceived Amazon product donations in 2019 through our partnership with In Kind Direct.
Sustainability at Amazon UK
Sustainability News from the UK
We speak to Portus Digital, the online tech retailer working to make UK businesses more sustainable.
Amazon launched the largest corporate wind power purchase agreement in the UK, located in Kintyre Peninsula, Scotland. Once complete, the wind farm will provide 50 megawatts (MW) of new renewable capacity with expected generation of 168,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy annually—enough to power 46,000 UK homes every year.
In 2019, Amazon donated over £1 million to In Kind Direct—a charity that distributes new products donated by businesses to charitable organizations in the UK. These goods included household products, clothing, stationery, home improvement products, electronics, and toys, and were distributed to 1,808 charitable organizations in regions across the UK.
“For us to serve hundreds of millions of customers worldwide, we have to empathize with them and understand their needs. The diversity of our workforce unlocks that door. Culturally, this is a place where we are obsessed with innovating on behalf of customers. If you love to invent, this is a place where you can do that and have fun at the same time.”Graeme SmithManaging Director of Amazon’s Development Center Scotland (ADCS)