Amazon To Go Carbon Neutral By 2040
Whether you’re an online shopper or not, you’ve definitely heard of Amazon and it’s endless supply of products. But what you may not know is that they’re also on track to become one of the most eco-friendly retailers on the planet.
The company embarked on the “Climate Pledge Initiative” in September 2019 and has recently deposited a modest 2 billion to stay on track with the initiatives main goal. Go carbon neutral by 2040.
For a company like Amazon to call the initiative a success it’ll need to rethink the way it fulfils customers orders – From transportation, logistics, storage, manufacturing and energy output. Amazon will also need to consider reducing and reusing the waste it creates in the process.
For example, Amazon has already announced that in just 5 years it’ll completely rely on renewable energy like solar and wind.
“The Climate Pledge Fund will look to invest in the visionary entrepreneurs and innovators who are building products and services to help companies reduce their carbon impact and operate more sustainably,” says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Potential partnerships could be high tech companies like Hypergiants Algae EOS Bioreactor to consume the excess CO2 released from Amazon warehouses.
“We’re done being in the middle of the herd on this issue – We’ve decided to use our size and scale to make a difference. If a company with as much physical infrastructure as Amazon – Which delivers more than 10 billion items a year – can meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early, then any company can.” ~ Jeff Bezos (Amazon Founder & CEO)