Nearly 950 Amazon employees working in Seattle headquarters and elsewhere are planning to strike on September 20 to convince the company to demonstrate "real climate management," they announced Monday morning.
"As employees of one of the largest and most powerful companies in the world, our role in the climate crisis is to ensure that our company leads on climate change," the Amazon Employee for Climate Justice wrote in a medium post. "We have to take responsibility for the impact our business has on the planet and on people."
Employees have three main requirements from Amazon. They will have zero emissions by 2030, including by piloting electric vehicles in communities most affected by pollution, zero custom Amazon Web Services contracts for oil and gas companies, and zero funding for lobbyists and politicians who they believe are climate change deniers.
Amazon is spying on its commitment to reducing people's impact on climate change in a response to FOX Business.
"We have dedicated sustainability teams that have been working for several years to reduce environmental impact. Earlier this year, we announced Shipment Zero ̵
Amazon's strike will coincide with 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg's Global Climate Strike, which begins on September 20.
FILE – This Monday, July 8, 2019, file photo shows Amazon Fulfillment warehouse in Shakopee, Minn. Amazon is on the hunt for workers. (AP Photo / Jim Mone, File)
Amazon climate justice employees have been pushing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to bow to their demands for months. Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said in May that shareholders at its Seattle annual meeting voted against a climate change proposal, and angered the workers' union.
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