Delivering Shipment Zero

Shipment Zero is Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030.

In 2019, Amazon announced Shipment Zero, an initiative to make every Amazon shipment net zero carbon, with half of all shipments achieving net zero carbon by 2030. Shipment Zero means that the fulfillment operations we undertake to deliver a customer shipment are net zero carbon—from the fulfillment center where an item is picked off the shelf, to the materials used to package the item, and the vehicles that transport the package to the customer’s door. The first Shipment Zero deliveries will begin shipping to customers before the end of 2019 in both Europe and the U.S. before expanding to India, Japan, and other geographies in 2020 and beyond.

Fulfillment and sort centers
Every Shipment Zero delivery begins its journey at fulfillment and sort centers powered by 100% renewable energy. More than 50 Amazon facilities around the world are powered by solar roofs, which can generate as much as 80% of a single fulfillment facility’s annual energy needs. To reach 100% renewable energy, we invest in large-scale wind and solar projects that distribute energy onto the grid for our use.
An section of the Shipment Zero illustration that features a house, two Amazon packages and a solitary tree.
A Shipment Zero order will be shipped in its own container or in carbon neutral packaging. We continue to raise the bar for sustainable packaging—from optimizing the size and weight of shipping materials, inventing new recyclable mailers, and working with suppliers to streamline and innovate product packaging.
An illustration of an energy efficient Amazon truck representing the transportation component of Shipment Zero.
A Shipment Zero package will be transported in a zero-emissions delivery vehicle—for example, one of our 100,000 newly ordered electric delivery vehicles, an electric bike, or an electric rickshaw in India. We also leverage innovative technology to maximize efficiency on the road and reduce delivery times by placing delivery stations close to large Amazon customer populations.

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