Amazon recently stated that the company wants to be greener. Every year Amazon ships millions of packages to its customers. On Monday, the company has announced that by 2030, it will make half of its overall shipments carbon neutral.
To accomplish its goal, the company will rely more on renewable energy like solar power. The company is planning to have electric vans to deliver more packages and push dealers to cover their packaging. Amazon is calling this new initiative as “Shipment Zero.” As per the company, later this year, it will make its carbon footprint public. According to Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon, the move follows a wide project over the previous two years to advance a scientific model to wisely plan the company’s carbon footprint to offer the business teams with enough details and helping them to find methods to lessen the use of carbon in their businesses.
The company has encountered criticism for not combating climate change. While the retailer states that Amazon has a goal to be powered by renewable energy, but Amazon has not informed when it is expecting to touch its objective. But as per the researchers, to mitigate the impacts of global warming it is required to take severe actions to limit human-made carbon releases in the coming 12 years. This is what makes companies like Amazon to act on such issues instantly. A group of employees along with Amazon shareholders have filed a resolution in 2018 which thus require it to show its ideas on going green. According to Emily Cunningham, one of the employees, she believes that an actual plan will consist of milestones and dates. She added that the climate variation is the concern of our lifetime and we need to assure that they appreciate it’s that important.