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 News from the UK
Five new certifications join the programme in Europe, growing the number of products available to more than 200,000 globally
Sustainability Highlights in the UK
15On-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
1,800+CharitiesReceived Amazon product donations in 2020 through our partnership with In Kind Direct
990+Sustainability AmbassadorsWorking to expand the efforts of our global teams that manage Amazon’s environmental and social impacts
In October 2020, Amazon’s fulfillment center in Tilbury unveiled the largest solar roof top installation of any Amazon site in Europe. The building has 2 million sq. ft. of operating space (equivalent to 28 football pitches) and has been fitted with more than 11,500 modular solar panels. These solar panels generate enough electricity to power 700 UK homes every year.
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.
“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)