More companies join Amazon’s Climate Pledge
Amazon announced on Wednesday that five transportation companies, including Uber, situs slot online and JetBlue, have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.
Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, last year pledged to make the world’s largest ecommerce company net carbon neutral by 2040, as employees and consumers around the world protested for broader moves to address climate change. Environmental activists welcomed that move but said that cutting all emissions related to Amazon, which delivers 10 billion items a year and has a massive transportation and data centre footprint, was a huge challenge.
The five latest companies to join Amazon’s Climate Pledge are Boom Supersonic, Cabify, JetBlue, Rivian and Uber, Amazon announced.
“By signing The Climate Pledge, companies around the world are making a bold commitment to help protect our planet from the devastating impacts of climate change,” said Bezos.
“The transportation sector plays a critical role in accelerating our carbon reduction goals, and we welcome Boom, Cabify, JetBlue, Rivian, and Uber as they join us on the journey to net-zero carbon by 2040.
“The 18 companies who have signed The Climate Pledge so far are demonstrating leadership in the vital transition to a low-carbon economy that will help preserve the environment for future generations.”