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Amazon expands on Climate Pledge Friendly

Tue 02 Mar 2021 | 09:31 am GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Look out for Climate Pledge Friendly products on Amazon

Amazon launched its Climate Pledge Friendly programme late last year, making it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. There are now 21 third-party certification bodies involved in the programme. Amazon has partnered with a wide range of external certifications, including governmental agencies, non-profits, and independent laboratories, to help customers distinguish more sustainable products. Customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of 21 different sustainability certifications – including Fairtrade, GOTS, Energy Star, Bluesign, FSC and Rainforest Alliance. Climate Pledge Friendly products are clearly labelled in shopping results, have additional sustainability information on the product page, and are featured in a dedicated section of the store. The Climate Pledge Friendly initiative supports Amazon’s commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net zero carbon by 2040. The company has already committed to reaching 100% renewable energy by 2025, ordered over 100,000 fully-electric delivery vehicles, and plans to invest $100 million in reforestation projects around the world. Amazon also launched the Climate Pledge Fund, a $2 billion fund to back visionary companies whose products and services will facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy. Building on these actions, Amazon will now make it easier for customers to access product choices that align with our commitment to a more sustainable future.
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