Supply Chain

Amazon is committed to conducting our business in a lawful and responsible manner, including engaging with suppliers that respect human rights, provide safe and inclusive workplaces, and promote a sustainable future.

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Building a Supply Chain That Puts People First

Our goal is for our products and services to be provided in a way that respects human rights and the environment.

Our global teams work closely with suppliers to communicate our standards and help suppliers build their capacities to provide working environments that are safe and respectful of human rights.

Supply Chain
We set a high bar for ourselves and our suppliers. Our Supply Chain Standards detail the requirements and expectations for our suppliers, their supply chains, and selling partners who list products in our stores. They are grounded in principles of inclusivity, continuous improvement, and supply chain accountability. We engage with suppliers that are committed to these same principles, and suppliers commit to these standards as a condition of doing business with us.
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We evaluate our supply chain to understand the highest risks to workers and to prioritize our efforts. We regularly consult industry experts to review our approach to risk assessment against globally recognized international standards and industry best practices.
Selling Partners
Selling partners are third-party sellers and retail vendors that offer products for sale in Amazon’s stores. Our Supply Chain Standards apply to every product sold in our stores and we expect selling partners to do their own due diligence in support of producing every product in safe, healthy, and inclusive work environments.

We evaluate credible allegations of selling partner violations of our Supply Chain Standards including, but not limited to, those published by governments, civil society, reputable investigators, journalists, or human rights defenders. If we have reason to suspect certain products do not meet our standards, we may request that the selling partner demonstrate the products it sells in our store were manufactured in accordance with Amazon’s Supply Chain Standards, such as providing evidence of auditing protocols, showing processes for assessing factory working conditions, engaging in unannounced audits, participating in an approved industry association that includes factory monitoring, or verifying where the products are made.
Supply Chain Commitments

Our approach is based on a commitment to workers and to continuous improvement.

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We put the safety and interests of workers first and work to strengthen suppliers’ capacities to manage and mitigate risks in their value chains.

We have dedicated teams in key sourcing regions that engage directly with suppliers and their workers. If an issue is found, we work with suppliers to remediate the issue by prioritizing worker feedback and offering suppliers resources to help them invest in worker well-being and safe workplaces. Teams across the company set goals with senior leadership to track progress and incentivize improvement across our supply chain.

We are committed to assessing our impact and focusing our efforts in the following six key commitment areas.

Safe and Healthy Workplaces
Gender Equity
Fair Wages
Freely Chosen Employment
Environmental Protection
Grievance Mechanisms
Supply Chain Commitments
Maintaining safe and healthy workplaces is a top priority for Amazon. We have global teams who partner with suppliers to increase worker awareness of safety issues, promote worker participation in their facility’s safety culture, and promote initiatives focused on the well-being of workers on issues that matter most to them.
Supply Chain Commitments
Gender equity is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation of a sustainable supply chain. Quality jobs for women translate to positive impacts for communities, and we’re actively working to empower women to make their own decisions on health, finances, and career development.
Supply Chain Commitments
We’re committed to working closely with suppliers, business partners, and multistakeholder associations to monitor and promote continual improvement in working conditions, including fair and on-time payment of wages. Our suppliers are required to pay legally required compensation, including overtime and benefits, and we encourage them to continually evaluate whether their workers earn enough to meet their basic needs and the needs of their families.
Supply Chain Commitments
Amazon does not tolerate the use of forced labor. Forced labor is a hidden crime that is hard to combat, and workplace environments and recruitment practices are dynamic. For vulnerable groups such as foreign migrant workers, we’re increasing our understanding of forced labor risk across both home and destination countries.

The UN designated 2021 as International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Building on our work with The Centre for Child Rights and Business, Amazon committed to the Joint Action Pledge to strengthen the protection of children’s rights and accelerate action to address child labor in global supply chains. Through this commitment, we will work with other retailers to further extend due diligence, remediation, and monitoring activities.
Supply Chain Commitments
We’re committed to sourcing products and services that do not cause unnecessary environmental harm, and work with industry experts on ways to understand the environmental impact of our products.
Supply Chain Commitments
We’re building our efforts to provide people connected to our value chain with access to effective grievance mechanisms as part of our supply chain due diligence and investments in worker well-being, and have added this as a key commitment area.
Supply Chain Transparency

Supply chain transparency is essential to our approach to human rights due diligence, and an important tool to help us address risks in our supply chain and identify opportunities for collaboration on systemic supply chain issues.

Our supplier list and interactive supply chain map provides details on suppliers of Amazon-branded apparel, consumer electronics, food and beverage, and home goods products. We update our supply chain map at least annually to provide customers and external stakeholders visibility into where we source. We also contribute lists of our apparel suppliers to the Open Apparel Registry to foster brand collaboration and action in the apparel industry.

This map shows facilities producing Amazon-branded products, consisting of Amazon Private Brands and Devices. This list was last comprehensively updated in July 2022 and is subject to change, with partial updates provided on a periodic basis, and may not capture suppliers of all products currently being sold. Download a CSV list of our suppliers.
Supply Chain Partnerships

Partnerships enhance our impact and help support sustainability efforts beyond Amazon. We collaborate with credible, knowledgeable, and innovative industry partners around the world who share our vision.

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  • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
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  • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Advisors logo
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  • Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) logo
  • Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains logo
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  • StolenYouth logo with prevent, connect, empower tagline.
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