Amazon announces its Shipment Zero initiative

Sustainability

Supply chain management / Sustainability 168 Views

Amazon announces its Shipment Zero initiative

Sustainability

Supply chain management / Sustainability 168 Views

In a recent blog, Amazon has revealed its vision to ensure at least 50% of all its shipments achieve net zero by 2030.

Named Shipment Zero, the initiative will align with its commitment to driving sustainability across its operations, from utilising renewable energy sources, responsible sourcing, all the way through to reusable packaging, the move will align with its ambitions to utilise 100% renewable energy across its operations.

To prove to customers, stakeholders and partners that it is committed to achieving its goals, the business is set to release its company-wide carbon footprint figures later this year. The move will provide utmost transparency and enable the business to look for new, innovative ways to identify new ways to reduce its global impact on the environment.

"Customers are always going to want more selection, faster delivery speed, and lower costs,” blog writer Dave Clark has stated, presenting further challenges for Amazon as it continues to grow on a global scale.

Candace McGraw, Chief Executive of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport revealed to CNBC that Amazon is set to schedule 200 departures and landings per day at that airport alone to support the increased demands of on its logistics activities.

Bringing its fleet in-house across the US, as well as its decision to invest in double-deck trailers in the UK will see the business look for new ways to unlock increased efficiencies across the supply chain, while its Frustration-Free Packaging has now removed 215,000 tons of packaging material. Signing the Sustainable Fuel Buyers’ Principles also highlights its commitment to work alongside service providers to deliver low-carbon commercial transportation solutions.

Retrofitting existing buildings will also ensure increased energy efficiencies, the business has also looked to harness up to 50% renewable energy across its data centres, as well solar and wind sources in the US and India.

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