Goals and Progress

Bold thinking and relentless innovation. That’s what we do at Amazon, and how we approach sustainability is no exception. We apply our history of invention to ideas and efforts that support people and communities. We make targeted investments to support our ambitions and the development of sustainable technologies. These are just some of the many ways we’re working to deliver progress on the path to achieving our long-term goals.

A wind farm in a green field.
A wind farm in a green field.
A wind farm in a green field.
Transforming Our Operations
274 renewable energy projects announced as of the end of 2021
85% renewable energy (electricity) reached across Amazon’s business in 2021
Amazon is the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy
38% reduction in per-shipment packaging weight since 2015
1.5 million tons of packaging eliminated since 2015
More than 100 million packages delivered to our customers’ doorsteps using zero-emission vehicles in 2021
Read our update regarding Shipment Zero.
Contributing to a More Equitable Society
~70% increase in the number of Black directors and vice presidents in 2021
45.5% female representation on Amazon’s Board of Directors as of 2021
More than 100,000 employee participants in Amazon affinity groups globally in 2021
$1.2 billion investment as part of our Upskilling 2025 pledge
More than $300 million investments in safety, including capital improvements and new technology, in 2021
Over $18 average starting wage per hour for roles in fulfillment and transportation in the U.S.
Activating Collective Impact
More than 225 million in-kind donated items, including personal protective equipment and essentials, in 2021
$2 billion investment through the Amazon Housing Equity Fund to support affordable housing
More than 9,000 Amazon transportation associates trained to identify and respond to potential victims of human trafficking
More than 300 companies that have joined Amazon in signing The Climate Pledge
More than 370 million Climate Pledge Friendly units shipped to Amazon customers in 2021
$2 billion investment through The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of sustainable technologies and services
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