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Illustration of various Amazon products, including clothing, devices, food, and house hold products.

Product Sustainability

As part of our mission to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, we are working to give our customers access to more sustainable products, from thousands of Amazon-branded products we develop and manufacture, to millions of retail and third-party items sold in Amazon’s store.

Product Sustainability

Amazon’s sustainable shopping initiatives give customers the chance to buy more sustainable products. We are committed to helping customers find products that exceed the social and environmental benefits of comparable options when they shop in our stores.
Helping Customers Discover More Sustainable Products
  • 75,000
    Climate Pledge Friendly Products
    As of June 2021, customers can shop for more than 75,000 Climate Pledge Friendly products in categories ranging from health and household items, to office products and electronics. Climate Pledge Friendly products are labeled in shopping results and have additional sustainability information on their product pages.
Sustainable Product Development
Amazon works with the suppliers of our branded products to drive sustainability improvements across the stages of material sourcing, design, manufacturing, and customer use. Our global teams also work closely with our suppliers to communicate our human rights standards and help suppliers build their capacity to provide safe and respectful working environments.
  • Blue icon of a house with various household products inside.
    Household Goods
    We are working to increase the sustainable attributes across Amazon-owned Private Brand baby, household cleaning, personal care, and beauty products.
  • Graphic icon of a blue basket carrying various items.
    Food and Grocery
    Amazon offers a range of sustainable food and grocery options and uses many sustainably sourced, third-party certified ingredients across our Amazon-branded selection.
  • Blue icon of a shirt on a hanger.
    Fashion and Apparel
    We are committed to making it easier for our customers to choose high-quality, sustainable apparel products.
  • An illustration of an Amazon Kindle device symbolizing the devices model in Amazon's carbon footprint formula.
    Amazon Devices
    We are making Amazon devices more sustainable, from how we build them to how our customers use them.
Amazon Chemicals Policies
  • Restricted Substance List
    We seek to avoid having any of these chemicals in our Amazon-owned Private Brand Baby, Household Cleaning, Personal Care, and Beauty products in the U.S. and EU.
  • Food Contact Materials
    For our Amazon Kitchen brand products, we seek to avoid the intentional addition of this list of chemicals to our food contact packaging.
We are making Amazon devices more sustainable, from how we build them to how our customers use them. We incorporate recycled materials into many new Amazon devices, giving new life to materials that could otherwise end up in waste streams. We have also developed features like Low Power Mode to reduce the energy devices consume during periods of inactivity over their lifetime. In 2020, we added Low Power Mode to the latest models of Echo and Fire TV devices and are rolling out free over-the-air updates to bring Low Power Mode to older models of devices already in customers’ homes.
Partnerships
  • BCI: Better Cotton Initiative logo on a white background.
    BCI: Better Cotton Initiative logo on a white background.
    Better Cotton Initiative
    To support the transition of sourcing more sustainable cotton for Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel products, Amazon joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in 2019, 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. In 2021, we also joined BCI's Retailer and Brand Advisory Panel on Traceability.
  • Logo of GC3: Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, an Amazon Sustainability partner
    Logo of GC3: Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, an Amazon Sustainability partner
    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.
  • Member of Leather Working Group logo on a white background.
    Member of Leather Working Group logo on a white background.
    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.
  • Logo of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an Amazon Sustainability partner
    Logo of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an Amazon Sustainability partner
    Sustainable Apparel Coalition
    Amazon joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an industry-wide group of more than 250 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, manufacturers, non-governmental organizations, academic experts, and government organizations working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel products around the world. We encourage our Amazon-branded suppliers to evaluate their practices using the Coalition’s Higg Index, a tool to help manufacturers measure the social and environmental performance of their facilities.
  • Member Textile Exchange: Creating Material Change logo on white background.
    Member Textile Exchange: Creating Material Change logo on white background.
    Textile Exchange
    Amazon joined Textile Exchange to support our commitment to sustainable apparel. Textile Exchange a global nonprofit that works with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, including recycled materials. Textile Exchange 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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