Infotech Amazon, a pollution giant that ignores itself

Amazon, a pollution giant that ignores itself

“We can save the Earth!, Jeff Bezos claims on Instagram. We need to take collective action [notamment] in large companies. “ The ecological awakening sounded last year for the boss of Amazon, when he promised that his company would achieve carbon neutrality in 2040. Sacred challenge for a company that transports and delivers 10 billion objects in the world each year .

It must be said that the firm was lagging behind, questioned on numerous occasions for its lack of involvement in the fight against global warming. Invited in 2016 by the NGO Carbon Disclosure Project to shed light on its emissions, the e-commerce giant did not consider it necessary to respond and found itself nailed to the pillory of polluters, alongside oil companies ExxonMobil, BP and Chevron. The following year, Greenpeace pinned him for his low use of renewable energies (17%, against 56% for Google or 83% for Apple).

Illustration of the new ecological management, by Amazon.

Ancient history: the juggernaut now promises to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2025 (and says it already uses 42%), to buy 100,000 electric vans by 2030 or even to increase the recycling of its parcel packaging (in France alone, 9.6 million euros were spent on cardboard boxes last year).

It’s communication , slice Benoît Halgand, member of the collective For an ecological awakening.

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