To track our progress, we have set ambitious goals and targets. Learn more about the progress we’re making in our five key impact areas.

In 2023, 100% of electricity consumed by Amazon was matched with renewable energy sources
We are investing $2 billion through The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of sustainable technologies
More than 500 companies have joined Amazon in signing The Climate Pledge, committing to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040
100% of packaging material in Europe and India is household recyclable
We reduced average per-shipment packaging weight by 43% in the U.S., Canada, and the EU since 2015
75% reduction in food waste intensity in Europe operations, and 28% reduction in U.S. operations, compared to a 2021 baseline
We helped mobilize $1 billion to protect tropical rainforests around the world through the Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest finance (LEAF) Coalition
We contributed $10 million to help launch the Water & Climate Fund to empower 1 million people with water access by 2025
100% of cotton for Amazon Private Brands apparel products was procured from more-sustainable sources by the end of 2022
We committed $53 million to accelerate female representation in climate tech in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development
Introduced a new training to help our sourcing and procurement teams understand how their efforts can improve supplier working conditions and environmental performance
100% of supplier employee grievances were investigated and resolved at supplier sites across seven countries using effective Amazon-operated worker grievance mechanisms
AWS infrastructure is up to 4.1 times more efficient than on-premises and can reduce workloads’ carbon footprint by up to 99%
1.4 million+ products recognized by certifications in our Climate Pledge Friendly program available to customers for purchase
Nearly 37.6 million Amazon customers switched to a product recognized by certifications in our Climate Pledge Friendly program
We use our scale and culture of innovation to help create a more sustainable future for all, with a focus on five impact areas: Driving Climate Solutions, Reducing Packaging and Waste, Protecting Natural Resources, Advancing Human Rights, and Innovating Products and Services.
Ongoing Initiatives

With our mission to be Earth’s most customer-centric company comes an innate aspiration to address the environmental and social challenges our customers and communities face—from the impacts of climate change to social inequity. Take a look at some of the initiatives we’re driving to address these challenges.

The Climate Pledge
Water Positive
Gender Equity in Climate Tech
Protecting Rainforests
Amazon Second Chance
Climate Solutions
The Climate Pledge is a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040. Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge with Global Optimism in 2019, and became the first company to sign the Pledge. The Climate Pledge brings together the world’s top companies to accelerate joint action, cross-sector collaboration, and responsible change.
Innovating Products & Services
In 2022, we committed to making AWS water positive by 2030. That means we’ll return more water to communities and the environment than we use in our data center operations. To do this, we’re increasing the use of sustainable water sources, improving water use efficiency across our operations, reusing water as much as possible, and supporting water replenishment projects for communities and the environment around the world.
In November 2022, we made a $53 million commitment to help address gender inequity in climate tech start-ups. This includes a $50 million commitment through The Climate Pledge Fund’s new Female Founder Initiative. We also committed $3 million to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Climate Gender Equity Fund.
Protecting Natural Resources
In 2021, we helped create the Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest finance (LEAF) Coalition which has mobilized over $1 billion in corporate and government finance to protect tropical rainforests around the world. In 2022, during COP27, four Brazilian states signed Letters of Intent to participate in the Coalition, bringing participating tropical forest jurisdictions to nine.
Innovating Products & Services
Amazon Second Chance offers a range of services for customers to recycle, repair, or trade in their items, as well as shop for like-new and refurbished products. Amazon Second Chance also provides information about how to easily recycle or responsibly dispose of Amazon packaging.
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