Driving Climate Solutions

Climate scientists agree that the world needs to reduce its carbon emissions, and we at Amazon are working to do our part. We aim to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 by investing in renewable energy, scaling solutions across our operations, and collaborating with partners to broaden our impact.

A wind farm in a green field.
A wind farm in a green field.
A wind farm in a green field.
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Our Progress
By the Numbers
90% of the electricity consumed by Amazon in 2022 was attributable to renewable energy sources, and we remain on a path to 100% by 2025—five years ahead of our original 2030 target
$2 billion
Investing $2 billion through The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of sustainable technologies
More than 400 companies have joined Amazon in signing The Climate Pledge, committing to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040
Our Approach

Driven by the urgency of climate change, we co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019 and committed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Since then, we’ve made strides to power our operations with 100% renewable energy and we’re on track to meet our goal by 2025—five years sooner than planned.

To reach this target, we aim to have 100% of the electricity that we use to be attributable to renewable energy sources. We’re expanding the use of zero-emission transportation such as electric delivery vans, cargo e-bikes, and on-foot deliveries, and we engage in industry initiatives to remove carbon emissions from transportation systems like ocean shipping, aviation, and trucking. We’re also using innovative construction techniques and building materials to make our fulfillment centers, data centers, offices, and physical retail locations more sustainable.

We remain committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. To get there, we’re pursuing a variety of initiatives and projects to achieve our goal.

Graphic illustration of Amazon's approach to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040

The Climate Pledge
Driving Climate Solutions
Learn more about The Climate Pledge and its signatories at The Climate Pledge website.

The Climate Pledge is a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040. Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge with Global Optimism in 2019 and became the first company to sign the Pledge.

The Climate Pledge brings together the world’s top companies to accelerate joint action, cross-sector collaboration, and responsible change. Signatories agree to three areas of action:

  1. Regular Reporting
    Measure and report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a regular basis.
  2. Carbon Elimination
    Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through business change and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
  3. Credible Offsets
    Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
Future Forward Documentary Series

Future Forward is a documentary series featuring businesses that are pioneering industry-shifting innovations on the front lines of climate change. These six short films highlight how signatories of The Climate Pledge are trailblazing paths to a cleaner future through decarbonization, demonstrating that a net-zero carbon journey is both possible and crucial.

The Climate Pledge Fund is a $2 billion venture investment program supporting the advancement of sustainable technologies and services that will enable Amazon to meet our net-zero carbon goal. Through The Climate Pledge Fund, we invest in climate technology innovators like Hippo Harvest, an agricultural company that uses plant science, machine learning, and robotics to grow produce in greenhouse environments.

Our investment in Hippo Harvest in 2021 helped the company scale from a small startup to a commercial-sized operation. Today, Amazon is selling Hippo Harvest’s first line of leafy green lettuces, which are grown using 92% less water and 55% less fertilizer than conventional produce. The greens are also grown with no pesticides and packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Transportation and Logistics
In 2019, we announced a partnership with Rivian to design and order 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles for Amazon deliveries in the U.S. We rolled out the first of these vehicles in 2021 and plan to deploy all 100,000 by 2030.

We rely on a complex transportation network to get products from manufacturers and sellers to customers around the globe. Our logistics network spans every step of the journey—from global transportation between factories and ports, to last-mile delivery between delivery stations and customers.

We’re decarbonizing transportation across our business by increasing fleet efficiency, expanding the use of low-carbon fuels, and scaling electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. We also partner on initiatives to reduce carbon emissions in the wider transportation industry, and engage with policymakers and other decision-makers to advance policies in support of transportation decarbonization.

Read our update regarding Shipment Zero.


We operate thousands of world-class facilities that serve our employees, customers, and communities across the globe. This includes operations buildings, such as fulfillment centers, delivery stations, warehouses, and sort centers, along with corporate offices, data centers, and physical retail stores. We’re reducing emissions across our portfolio by increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings, expanding our use of renewable energy, and using more-sustainable building materials.

The Spheres are an alternative work space on our Seattle campus. The building features an indoor plant conservatory with 40,000 plants from the cloud forest regions of more than 30 countries.

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