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Many of the cross-cutting sustainability issues that we prioritize at Amazon are enhanced through partnerships and collaborative initiatives with credible, knowledgeable, and innovative industry partners.

Partnerships

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  • Nina Goodrich
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: GreenBlue and Sustainability Packaging Coalition (SPC)
    Executive Director of GreenBlue and SPC, Nina Goodrich, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Miranda Ballentine
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)
    CEO of REBA, Miranda Ballentine, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Greg Wetstone
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
    President and CEO of ACORE, Greg Wetstone, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Kris Getty
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: Henkel
    Global Business Development Director of Henkel , Kris Getty, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • PJ Simmons
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: Corporate Eco Forum
    Chair of Corporate Eco Forum, P.J. Simmons, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Keefe Harrison
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: The Recycling Partnership
    CEO of The Recycling Partnership, Keefe Harrison, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Bob Mitchell
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: Responsible Business Alliance
    Vice President of the Responsible Business Alliance, Bob Mitchell, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Aron Cramer
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: BSR
    President and CEO of BSR, Aron Cramer, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Laura Winningham
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: City Harvest
    CEO of City Harvest, Laura Winningham, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Lynn Scarlett
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: The Nature Conservancy
    Chief External Affairs Officer of The Nature Conservancy, Lynn Scarlett, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
  • Tom Rivett-Carnac
    Amazon Sustainability Partners: Global Optimism
    Founding Partner of Global Optimism, Tom Rivett-Carnac, talks about their partnership with Amazon’s Sustainability team.
Logo for The Climate Pledge says "The Climate Pledge" in green "Paris… 10 years early" in blue.
The Climate Pledge was founded in 2019 by Amazon and Global Optimism. The Pledge calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement goal of 2050. Companies that sign The Climate Pledge agree to regular reporting, carbon elimination, and credible offsets.
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Amazon established the Right Now Climate Fund, a $100 million USD fund to restore and conserve forests, wetlands, and peatlands around the world. Amazon is working with The Nature Conservancy to identify projects that can create real and lasting carbon reductions, while also empowering communities, enhancing natural environments, and protecting wildlife.
Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagements
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    Advanced Energy Buyers Group


    Amazon is a founding member of the Advanced Energy Buyers Group (AEBG). The mission of the business-led AEBG is to engage on policies that make it possible for non-residential energy users to meet their own energy needs with advanced energy through simple, flexible, market-based solutions; and to support policies that facilitate the transition to an electricity system that is secure, clean, resilient, smart, and affordable.
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    Advanced Energy Economy


    To promote education, analysis, and policy advocacy for clean energy, Amazon joined Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a nonprofit association of clean energy businesses that is committed to promoting clean and affordable energy technologies. AEE publishes reports, brings together stakeholders, and advocates for advanced energy policies with state and federal policymakers on issues related to electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and the smart grid.
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    Amader Kotha


    Amazon began working with the Amader Kotha Helpline in 2020. The Amader Kotha Helpline provides workers with a mechanism to report and resolve safety and other concerns in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. The Helpline was initially established as a project of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety following the Rana Plaza tragedy. In July 2018, the Helpline became an independent initiative available to all garment workers with the support of factories and brands.
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    American Council on Renewable Energy


    To support our engagement on renewable energy, Amazon joined the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE convenes thought leadership forums and creates energy industry partnerships to communicate the economic, security, and environmental benefits of renewable energy.
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    Amfori


    In 2019, Amazon began working with amfori, a leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. Amfori brings together over 2,000 retailers, importers, brands, and associations from over 40 countries to drive social performance and improvements across global supply chains.
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    Better Buying


    In 2019, Amazon began engaging with Better Buying, a global initiative that carries out independent research to promote improved purchasing practices, stronger supply chain partnerships, and mutually beneficial sustainability outcomes. The initiative provides retailers, brands, and suppliers with a cloud-based platform to obtain data-driven insights into purchasing-related activities. Better Buying enables suppliers to anonymously rate the purchasing practices of their buyers and works alongside these buyers toward improved practices.
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    Better Cotton Initiative


    Amazon is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to support the transition to sourcing more sustainable cotton within Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel products. BCI is a global nonprofit organization and the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future.
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    Business for Social Responsibility


    Amazon is a member of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a global nonprofit that works with partners across business, civil society, and government sectors to build a just and sustainable world. Amazon participates in working groups such as Future of Fuels (a collaboration with a mission to drive a sustainable transition to low-carbon commercial road freight), Clean Cargo Working Group (an initiative to reduce the environmental impacts of global goods transportation), and Tech Against Trafficking (a coalition of technology companies collaborating with global experts to help eradicate human trafficking using technology).
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    BSR HERproject


    Amazon joined BSR's HERproject, a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains. Bringing together global brands, their suppliers, and local NGOs, HERproject drives impact for women and business via workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Since its inception in 2007, HERproject has worked in more than 700 workplaces across 14 countries and has increased the well-being, confidence, and economic potential of more than 800,000 women.
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    Carbon Leadership Forum


    Amazon committed to sponsor the Carbon Leadership Forum, an industry-academic collaboration hosted at the University of Washington and focused on reducing the embodied carbon of building design. Amazon will participate in this group to shape building industry standards for embodied carbon and calculation tools for the building industry.
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    Center for Climate and Energy Solutions


    Amazon joined the Business Environmental Leadership Council at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to work toward practical solutions to the world's climate and energy challenges. C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. Through strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts, C2ES works with Fortune 500 companies to coordinate business action and business support for effective climate policy.
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    Ceres Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance


    Amazon was a launch member of Ceres Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, which brings together companies focused on the transition to electric vehicles. The Alliance brings together fleet operators to share best practices, engage with policymakers, and demonstrate the value of electric vehicles for commercial use.
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    City Harvest UK


    In the UK, Amazon partners with City Harvest London to put surplus food to use in a sustainable way. City Harvest collects food from supermarkets, restaurants, manufacturers, and other food business, and distributes it to community programs that serve meals to vulnerable people.
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    Closed Loop Fund


    Amazon committed $10 million USD to the Closed Loop Fund to increase the recycling of products and packaging. Through project finance, the fund provides cities and companies with access to capital necessary to increase recycling rates in communities across America and build circular supply chains.
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    Corporate Eco Forum


    Amazon joined the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF), an invitation-only membership group for large companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to sustainability as a business strategy issue. CEF's mission is to help accelerate sustainable business innovation by creating a neutral space for senior business leaders to strategize and exchange best-practice insights.
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    Ellen MacArthur Foundation


    Amazon joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network in 2020 as part of our ongoing commitment to reduce waste and share success stories across industries. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the global transition to a circular economy. The Foundation works with business, government, and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.
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    Feeding America


    Amazon partners with Feeding America to direct our surplus inventory to communities in need. Feeding America works alongside Amazon’s vast network to strategically partner nonprofit members and Amazon facilities to maximize the impact of these donations. Feeding America’s mission is to feed more than 37 million of America’s hungry through a nationwide network of 200 member food banks.
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    Global Optimism


    In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2040. Global Optimism was founded by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivet-Carnac, two of the architects of the Paris Agreement on climate change, to precipitate transformational, sector-wide change to halve global emissions between 2020 and 2030, eventually reaching net zero by 2050 or earlier.
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    Good 360


    Amazon partners with Good360 to donate items that cannot be sold to those most in need. Good360’s mission is to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals, families, and communities impacted by disasters or other challenging life circumstances who otherwise would struggle to find that hope. ​Good360 has 80,000+ nonprofit members (downstream charity partners) to whom they redistribute goods received from 400+ corporate donors.
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    Green Chemistry and Commerce Council


    Amazon is a member of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3), a multi-stakeholder collaborative that drives the commercial adoption of green chemistry by catalyzing and guiding action across all industries, sectors, and supply chains.
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    In Kind Direct


    Amazon works with In Kind Direct, a national charity in the UK that manages the donation of surplus products to charities across the country. Since partnering with In Kind Direct, we have donated more than $8.7 million dollars (£7 million) of products. In 2019 alone, we have donated $1.2 million USD (£1 million) to over 2,000 charities and volunteer organizations across the UK.
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    Innatura


    Amazon is a long-term partner of the German nonprofit Innatura, which brokers in-kind donations to charitable organizations. Through this partnership, Amazon has donated to more than 1,500 charities benefiting nearly 500,000 individuals and families in Germany with donations including toys, shoes, clothing, and drugstore items, among others.
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    International Safe Transit Association


    Amazon joined the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), an organization focused on the specific concerns of transport packaging. ISTA is a nonprofit, member-driven association that sets the standards for optimizing the resources in packages that are designed to be survivable, sustainable, and successful.
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    Leather Working Group


    Amazon joined the Leather Working Group to support the transition to more sustainable leather in Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel products. The Leather Working Group seeks to improve the leather manufacturing industry by creating alignment on environmental priorities, bringing visibility to best practices, and providing suggested guidelines for continual improvement.
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    Nest


    In 2019, Amazon began working with Nest, a nonprofit focused on the handworker economy to increase global workforce inclusivity, improve women’s well-being beyond factories, and preserve important cultural traditions around the world. Nest uses radical transparency, data-driven development, and fair market access to connect craftspeople, brands, and consumers in a circular and human-centric value chain.
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    Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade


    Amazon joined the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) in 2020. The PPA is a multi-sector initiative of 44 leaders in civil society, minerals supply chain actors, and government that supports projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the surrounding Great Lakes Region of Central Africa that improve the due diligence and governance systems needed for ethical supply chains. The PPA has raised over $2 million in private sector contributions toward on-the-ground activities supporting responsible trade and the conditions enabling it, complementing more than $20 million in parallel funding from USAID for infrastructure and traceability in Congo. With this funding, the PPA has tested tools for enhanced upstream due diligence and reporting, made grants to assess models for collecting and disseminating due diligence data, and supported civil society training and mechanisms to monitor and report fraud and smuggling.
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    RE-Source Platform


    To advocate for issues related to clean energy purchasing, Amazon is a member of the RE-Source Platform. RE-Source is a European alliance of stakeholders representing clean energy buyers and suppliers for corporate renewable energy sourcing. It is the first and only multi-stakeholder platform in Europe bringing together the interests of both buyers and sellers in order to unlock the potential of new business models, accelerate the transition to affordable renewable energy sources and help combat climate change.
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    Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance


    To support a resilient clean energy system, Amazon joined the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA). REBA is an alliance of large clean energy buyers, energy providers, and service providers that, together with NGO partners, is unlocking the marketplace for all non-residential energy buyers to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero carbon energy future.
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    Responsible Business Alliance


    Amazon joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of companies committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. The RBA is the world's largest industry coalition dedicated to electronics supply chain responsibility.
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    Responsible Labor Initiative


    Amazon is a member of the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), a multi-industry, multi-stakeholder initiative run by the Responsible Business Alliance. The RLI is focused on ensuring that the rights of workers vulnerable to forced labor in global supply chains are consistently respected and promoted.
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    Responsible Minerals Initiative


    Amazon joined the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, which provides companies with tools and resources to make sourcing decisions that improve regulatory compliance and support responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. Founded in 2008, the RMI has grown into one of the most utilized and respected resources for companies from a range of industries addressing responsible mineral sourcing issues in their supply chains.
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    SolarPower Europe


    Amazon joined SolarPower Europe (SPE) to help advance solar energy development across Europe. SPE works to ensure solar-based energy solutions have access to financing and funding across Europe, positioning these solutions with policymakers at the European and national levels, effectively communicating the benefits of solar power and more.
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    Supplier Ethical Data Exchange


    Amazon is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a global nonprofit organization that provides manufacturers and retailers a platform to manage responsible sourcing data and monitor continuous improvement across their supply chains.
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition


    Amazon joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an industry alliance on sustainable production for apparel, footwear, and textiles. The Coalition uses the Higg Index, a standardized value chain measurement suite of tools for all industry participants. These tools measure environmental and social labor impacts across the value chain. With this data, the industry can address inefficiencies, improve sustainability performance, and achieve the environmental and social transparency consumers are demanding.
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    Sustainable Packaging Coalition


    Amazon joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging. SPC uses strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations, and continuous outreach to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials.
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    Tech Against Trafficking


    Amazon joined the steering committee of Tech Against Trafficking (TAT), an initiative of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). TAT is a coalition of technology companies collaborating with global experts to help eradicate human trafficking using technology. TAT works with civil society, law enforcement, academia, technologists, and survivors to advance and scale the use of technology to prevent, disrupt, and reduce human trafficking and increase and expand survivors’ access to resources.
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    Textile Exchange


    Amazon joined Textile Exchange to support our commitment to sustainable apparel. Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit that identifies and shares best practices on farming, materials, processing, traceability, and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil, and air, and the human population.
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    The Nature Conservancy


    Through the Right Now Climate Fund, Amazon is collaborating with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to research, identify, design, and implement natural climate solutions around the world to mitigate climate change. TNC is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Working in 79 countries and territories, TNC engages diverse partners to create science-based, innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together.
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    The Recycling Partnership


    Amazon joined The Recycling Partnership to increase access to and improve curbside recycling in the United States. The Recycling Partnership supports communities and local governments with education, infrastructure, and measurement related to curbside recycling.
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    Truckers Against Trafficking


    To further our commitment to preventing human trafficking, Amazon became an official corporate sponsor of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), an organization dedicated to combating human trafficking in the trucking industry. We incorporate TAT training modules into trainings for our internal fleet of drivers to teach them how to identify and respond to potential victims of human trafficking.
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    U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance


    Amazon joined the U.S. Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (U.S. PREF), a program of ACORE, to support our work with state and federal policymakers and other stakeholders to enable more renewable energy opportunities for cloud providers. U.S. PREF is an educational program that provides expert input on how the renewable energy finance market works.
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