Amazon, which delivers millions of packages per year to shop from the threshold, says she wants to be greener. The online giant announced Monday plans to make half of all its carbon neutral deliveries by 2030
. To achieve this goal, the giant of online commerce says it will use more renewable energy like solar power; to deliver more packages with electric vans; and urge suppliers to process their packaging. He calls the "Shipment Zero" initiative.
Amazon also said it would make its public footprint for carbon for the first time later this year. The Initiative "follows an extensive project over the past two years to develop an advanced science model that carefully maps the carbon footprint to provide our business teams with detailed information that helps them identify ways to reduce carbon use in their business" of world operations in Amazon, on the blog post of the company
Amazon faces criticism that it does not do more to combat climate change. Although the retailer claims to have a "long-term goal" to be fully powered by renewable energy, the company has not specified when it expects to achieve this goal.
Global warming requires drastic measures to reduce human carbon emissions over the next 12 years, scientists say. This requires companies such as Amazon to take immediate action, say environmentalists.
A group of shareholders and employees at Amazon late last year tabled a resolution that would require her to share her plan for green.
the effective plan will include dates and milestones, "said Emily Cunningham, one of the employees, at CBS News. "For me, climate change is a matter of our lives, and we want to make sure they understand it is so important."
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