Even the largest online retailer has adopted a new emission reduction initiative.
Amazon’s first concrete commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, “Shipment Zero” commits the company to carbon neutrality for half of its package deliveries by 2030, with a broader vision for entirely carbon neutral deliveries in the future.
Amazon also announced that it would publicly disclose its company-wide carbon footprint by the end of 2019.
In 2017, Amazon shipped more than 5 billion packages through its Prime program alone. Amazon said its efforts to ultimately reach carbon neutrality with its deliveries will be aided by its investments in electric vehicles, aviation biofuels, and renewable energy; and also hinted towards other goals and programs that will accompany its carbon footprint disclosure.