Governance
We integrate sustainability practices into our everyday operations through goal-setting, metrics, and quarterly business reviews.
Amazon Sustainability governance illustration
Amazon Sustainability governance illustration

Governance

Our science-based, customer-centric approach involves a variety of mechanisms to integrate sustainability throughout Amazon’s business operations.
As part of our sustainability efforts, Amazon advocates in support of public policy that advances access to and the expansion of clean energy.
See how our sustainability initiatives link to United Nations global goals on issues including gender equality, health, and education.
From the associates in our fulfillment centers, to the drivers delivering packages to our customers, to the factory workers making the products we sell—people are critical to our mission of being earth’s most customer-centric company. These values have been long-held at Amazon and codifying them into a set of Human Rights Principles demonstrates our support for fundamental human rights and the dignity of workers everywhere we operate around the world. We are committed to embedding respect for human rights throughout our business.
Partnerships
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.
  • BSR
  • Closed Loop Partners
  • CEF
  • The Recycling Partnership
  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Latest news
See how we put our scale and inventive culture to work on building a sustainable future.
  • Over the course of a year, the Day One blog captures moments that add up to tell the larger story of Amazon’s connection with its customers, employees, and communities around the world.
  • From the lab to the fulfillment center, employees contributed to the innovations behind a mailer that can be recycled in the same bin as Amazon’s iconic box.
  • New study finds that moving to AWS can help customers reduce the carbon footprint of their IT operations by up to 88%.