Environmental responsibility is something that many corporates and multinational companies did take up in the recent times, but Amazon has not been active in such endeavors. Now, however, the shopping giant has found out some methods. In a recent announcement, Amazon has said that it plans to make 50% of its whole shipments carbon-neutral. The deadline has been set to 2030.
Amazon is taking a gradual approach here, it seems. As it can be seen, the company wants half of its shipment processes to be carbon-neutral, instead of taking an overall approach. According to Amazon, a number of factors would work in its favor. For instance, the popularization of electric vehicle, renewable energy sources and the use of biofuels in aircrafts etc. will have an impact on reducing the carbon footprint of Amazon.
“To track our progress on this journey and as part of an overall commitment to sharing our sustainability goals, we plan to share Amazon’s company-wide carbon footprint, along with related goals and programs, later this year. This follows an extensive project over the past two years to develop an advanced scientific model to carefully map our carbon footprint to provide our business teams with detailed information helping them identify ways to reduce carbon use in their businesses,” reads the official blog post from the company.
This decision, however, does not solve the issues Amazon is actually causing to the environment. While it is sure that zero-carbon shipping processes will help the environment in many ways, the company should also consider taking the step further. A recent report had noted that Amazon was increasing the capacity of one of its data centers without promoting the use of renewable energy.
Without making the same level of improvements in every sector, Amazon cannot tackle the impact it has on the worsening situation of the environment.