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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. As part of this pledge, Amazon has made ambitious commitments toward reaching this goal.
Amazon is investing in a range of large-scale solutions to decarbonize our business, some with immediate carbon savings and others with longer-term payoffs. Learn how we are eliminating carbon across our supply chain to reach net zero carbon by 2040.
Amazon is on a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 as part of our goal to reach net zero carbon by 2040. In 2019, we reached 42% renewable energy across our business.
Shipment Zero is Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero by 2030.
Our focus is achieving net zero carbon shipments through sustainable process improvements, recycled materials, investments in electrification, and renewable energy initiatives.
Transportation is a major component of Amazon’s business operations and a key part of our plan to meet net zero carbon by 2040. We are committed to optimizing and transforming our transportation network through innovations in electrification, efficiency enhancements, and alternative delivery methods.
Amazon is working to reduce the carbon emissions associated with our buildings and facilities across the globe. We are transitioning our buildings to be net zero carbon, powered by renewable energy, and highly energy efficient, with demonstrated reductions in embodied carbon—the emissions associated with a building’s construction materials. We are also working to improve the resource efficiency of our buildings beyond energy, with a focus on water and waste reduction strategies across our facilities.
  • ACORE: American Council on Renewable Energy logo on white background.
    ACORE: American Council on Renewable Energy logo on white background.
    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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    Logo of Advanced Energy Buyers, an Amazon Sustainability partner
    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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    Logo of Advanced Energy Economy, an Amazon Sustainability partner
    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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    CLF- Carbon Leadership Forum Logo
    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.
  • Logo of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, an Amazon Sustainability partner
    Logo of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, an Amazon Sustainability partner
    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.
  • Ceres logo on a white background.
    Ceres logo on a white background.
    Ceres Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance
    In 2020, Amazon partnered with the nonprofit Ceres and other fleet operators to launch the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, bringing together companies that work to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. This alliance helps aggregate corporate demand for transportation electrification, while also providing a platform to coordinate support for policies that enable fleet electrification. In 2021, members of the alliance published a comprehensive report on ways that utilities, regulators, and policymakers can enable fleet operators to electrify commercial transportation and reduce carbon emissions.
  • REBA: Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance logo on a white background.
    REBA: Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance logo on a white background.
    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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    SolarPower Europe Logo updated in 2021
    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.
  • PRFE: Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance logo on a white background.
    PRFE: Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance logo on a white background.
    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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