World’s leading e-commerce player, Amazon is plans to make all its shipments net zero carbon, with 50 per cent of all shipments net zero by 2030.
The sustainable project has been termed Shipment Zero.
The retailer has a goal to power global infrastructure using 100 percent renewable energy in the years to come.
In this sustainability regard, Amazon installed over 700 MW of wind and solar energy projects in the United States recently.
Further, in June last year, Mercom reported that Amazon India is planning to set up 8,000 kW of rooftop solar installations at its fulfillment centers and sorting facilities.
“We aren’t going at this alone. We will continue to use our scale and the feedback customers share with us to enable and encourage suppliers up and down our supply chain to reduce their own environmental impact, just as we’ve done with programmes like Ship in Own Container and Frustration Free Packaging,” Dave Clark, Amazon Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operation, penned in a blogpost.
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Amazon believes lower costs include lowering the costs to the environment we all live and work in every day, said Clark adding that we’ll keep you posted as we work towards achieving Shipment Zero.
To map progress, Amazon will share a company-wide carbon footprint, along with related goals and programs, later this year.
The retailer claims that this follows an extensive project over the past two years to develop a scientific model to map carbon footprint to provide its business teams with detailed information which may help them identify ways to reduce carbon use in their businesses.