Amazon has spent the last two years scrutinizing the carbon emissions its business has caused in the environment.
Amazon.com, Inc., the Seattle-headquartered multinational e-commerce company, has made it to the headlines for its latest strategy to go greener by turning half of its entire shipment system carbon neutral by the year 2030.
As per reliable reports, the online retail conglomerate, that ships billions of packages per year to consumer doorsteps, has announced its goal to cut down on carbon emissions from its delivery packages by deploying more renewable energy sources such as solar power. Through this initiative, the firm plans to push suppliers to renovate their packaging and have most of the packages delivered through electric vans.
Sources closely related to the development revealed that Amazon has spent the last two years scrutinizing the carbon emissions its business has caused in the environment and, is currently figuring out several ways to curb the uses of carbon across the company. The retail giant is calling its program as Shipment Zero and further plans to publish its carbon footprint later this year, for the very first time, continue the sources.
According to TechCrunch, Amazon also runs programs such as ‘Ship in Own Container’, ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’, etc., besides having a wide network of wind and solar farms, with solar on its fulfilment center rooftops and the company’s investments in the circular economy. The company revealed in a recent statement that it employs over 200 engineers, scientists and product designers who are committed to developing novel ways to leverage the retail conglomerate’s scale for the sake of customers and the environment.
Dave Clark, the Senior Vice President of global operations, Amazon, asserted that the goal is not very easy for the company to achieve but is indeed worth focusing on. He added that the company is stubborn on its vision and dedicated to seeing that it runs through.
Reportedly, major companies including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and more, that are reported to generate loads of waste, have also announced similar initiatives in the hope to draw in customers who have high concerns about the environment.