With most of the world far behind on the Paris Climate Agreement goals, it’s interesting to see what companies are doing to help reduce their environmental impact. Amazon is one company that is doing its part to help the environment. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just announced a plan to help tackle climate change and make his company more environmentally friendly.
Bezos has committed Amazon to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement’s goals 10 years ahead of time.
“We want to use our scale and our scope to lead the way,” said Bezos.
He’s also committed the company to other standards, including keeping regular track of its emissions. He plans for Amazon to operate at zero emissions by 2030. To help with this goal, Amazon will purchase 100,000 electric delivery vans from the auto company Rivian. These vans will be on the roads making deliveries by 2024. Also by 2024, Bezos plans for renewable energy to account for 80% of the company’s needs.
The company has also made a $100 million donation to The Nature of Conservancy to help establish the Right Now Climate Fund, which will help with reforestation efforts.