Amazon envisions a net zero carbon shipments by 2030

Feb 19, 2019, 7:30 am

Bipasha M.

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Amazon which is one of the leading online retailer companies is looking out for our planet which currently is in dire need of looking after environment wise. To sustain the environment whichever way possible, Amazon has introduced many innovative programmes such as Frustration-Free Packaging, Ship in Own Container, solar and wind farms, solar center rooftops, investments in the circular economy with the Closed Loop Fund to name a few. To be able to achieve that, Amazon has employed over 200 scientists, engineers, and product designers. So, over 200 thinking minds are employed to think about what is good for our planets and in effect to develop a system to sustain our declining environment.

However, Amazon is not an all-Saint figure environment wise. Amazon Air’s fleet is responsible for 2.5 percent emission of carbon dioxide worldwide.  Keeping all of this in mind, Amazon has announced in their official blog post that by 2030 they aim to reach 50% of all Amazon shipments with net zero carbon. This Herculean programme undertaken by Amazon is called “Shipment Zero”.

Amazon already has a long term goal to power its global infrastructure using 100% renewable energy. According to the blog post, Amazon is making some mentionable progress in that area. However, to reach the above-mentioned goal by 2030 looks difficult on paper also. Amazon will be seeking out the help of customer feedbacks and their own scales to help the suppliers up and down their supply chain. This will help in reducing their own environmental impact. This process sounds a lot similar to the Ship in Own Container and the Frustration-Free Packaging.

On their blog post, Amazon has agreed to share its company-wide carbon footprint later this year. This will help them to keep track of how far along they have come in their noble venture. Amazon also has to develop an advanced scientific model to map their carbon footprint which will be conveyed to their business teams who, in turn, will be able to carve out ways to reduce their carbon use in their businesses.

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