Amazon recently announced a $2billion injection of funding into initiatives that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and is now taking further steps to ensure the company plays a role in tackling climate change.
Their air cargo services have agreed to invest in 6 million gallons of sustainable fuel for their aircraft made from renewable sources – this will power their fleet of around 80 Boeing planes and is hoped to reduce their emissions by up to 20%. They are also replacing ground-based service equipment that runs on diesel and installing solar panels to their air buildings. It is thought much of the environmental ‘footprint’ reduction in using the sustainable fuel will in fact be saved in the creation process of the fuel, rather than the burning of it during use.
Amazon has set a target to become carbon neutral by 2040.