Amazon, which sends millions of packages a year to shopper's doorstep, says it will be greener. The electronic retail giant announced Monday plans to make half of all its shipments neutral by 2030.
To achieve that goal, the online store giant says it will use more renewable energy such as solar energy; Has several packages delivered in electric vans; and press vendors to restore their packaging. It calls the initiative "Shipment Zero."
Amazon also said it would make its carbon footprint public for the first time later this year. The initiative "follows a comprehensive project over the past two years to develop an advanced scientific model to carefully map our carbon footprint to provide our corporate teams with detailed information to help them identify ways to reduce carbon consumption in their businesses," said Dave Clark, senior vice president Amazon president of worldwide business in a post on the company's blog
Amazon has criticized not to do more to combat climate change, even though the dealer says it has a "long-term goal" of being completely powered by renewable energy, the company has not detailed when it expects to reach that goal.
However, reducing the effects of global warming requires drastic measures to curb man-made carbon emissions within the next 12 years, researchers say. makes it urgent for companies like Amazon to act immediately, say environmentalists.
A horror At the end of last year, Amazonas shareholders and employees filed a decision that would require it to divide its plan to go green.
"I think an Effective plan will include dates and milestones," said Emily Cunningham, one of the employees, at CBS News at that time. "For me, climate change is the problem of our lifetime. And we want to make sure they understand it's so important. "
– Associated Press contributed reporting