The company classified more than 25,000 of its products as sustainable, and indicated that each of these products complies with its commitment to climate, which is a commitment to achieve a zero carbon footprint by 2040.
Shopping in a physical store is a more environmentally conscious option than shopping online, according to a report by Environmental Science & Technology, a scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society.
In the study, the researchers estimated that shopping in traditional stores for repetitive things – like toilet paper, shampoo, and toothpaste – often resulted in fewer greenhouse gas emissions than ordering products only sold online.
In addition, many consumers buy items online frequently – but only buy a few items at a time, which results in more waste per purchase, and faster shipments cause increased emissions.
To mitigate this, Amazon has partnered with 19 government agencies, nonprofits and independent labs for its initiative, where they work together to create a list of sustainable products, and each green product has certification from at least one of those groups.
Amazon places strong emphasis on sustainable products that reduce its carbon footprint, and you can search for climate-friendly Amazon products by category on the website, and the items are clearly marked in the shopping results.
Additional sustainability information is available on every product page and includes grocery items, household products, fashion products, beauty products, and personal electronics.
Amazon is also working to make packaging more efficient while reducing carbon emissions through its Compact by Design initiative, and this process involves using less air and water in containers to create more environmentally efficient shipping.
Amazon announced in 2019 that it would buy 100,000 electric trucks as part of a broader climate pledge, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos committed to fulfilling the Paris climate agreement 10 years ago, making the company carbon neutral by 2040.